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Vegetarian for a Week Challenge – Final Thoughts

I made it! We’d set-out to do six days as vegetarians and we did. In this last video I discuss the meals I had for my last day as a vegetarian, as well as some of my takeaways for the week. I found that living as a vegetarian was fairly economical, was much easier to implement than expected, and I wasn’t anywhere near as hungry each day as I’d anticipated. All-in-all being a vegetarian for a week was a fun experience, and one I’m now challenging you to take.

Day Six Vegetarian Menu

  • Breakfast – egg white veggie omelet. The usual, full of mushrooms, spinach, red peppers, egg whites and served with whole grain toast.fruit-salad
  • Lunch – misc. salads. I attended a luncheon where I skipped the meat and cheese tray and filled up on pasta salad, garden salad and fresh fruit.
  • Dinner – roasted red pepper panini. We found ourselves out with friends Friday night for dinner. I had a roasted red pepper panini with spinach and mozzarella cheese, served with a small salad (dressing on the side!). It was devine!

Thanks for sharing this vegetarian journey with me. I’ve enjoyed keeping you up to speed on how we progressed.

Am I going to become a vegetarian? It’s safe to say no. Will I serve more vegetarian meals? Definitely. We found a lot of new things we like and discovered new uses for old favorites. If you start your own vegetarian challenge, definitely let us know, and check-out our vegetarian recipes for inspiration.

April 11th, 2009

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I have been vegetarian for 23 years. it takes a while to learn all the ins and outs of the ingredients since they are always trying to sneak dead animal stuff into things. and it takes 10 years of eating NO meat of any kind to get all the meat enzymes out of your body. be careful of cheeses too. rennet is what coagulates cheese. most of it is chemical or synthetic now but if it is a company that has been around a long time and the cheese just says rennet, it is the scrapings of cow stomach. to find out the nastiness of other things little known like the fact that expensive imported wines are filtered thru crushed animal bones and often clarified with isinglass from sturgeon fish. check ingredients information on the best place from england vegetarian resource group that keeps up on changes in ingredients. i no where every ingredient comes from. the vrg list of ingredient info is interesting to know even if you eat meat. you probably don't know what you put in your body.

posted Jan 3rd, 2011 7:29 pm


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3 Responses to “Vegetarian for a Week Challenge – Final Thoughts”

Apr 20th, 2009
8:31 am

I am going vegetarian for a week. I actually started yesterday, surprised at how I was NOT starving. But today is a work day and that will really tell the tale on my veggie meal choice and hunger pangs.

Apr 20th, 2009
12:24 pm

That’s great Kay!! I too felt hungry the first day, but throughout the week didn’t. The proof will definitely be in your food choices. I wish you a lot of luck!

May 5th, 2009
11:23 pm

I never felt hungry when I first became vegetarian. Then again at that point in my life, I was eating a LOT every day. Lots of vegetables, fruits, juices, yogurt, salad, brown rice. I was never hungry, I just felt oddly clean on the inside.