Thinking of Going Vegan? Here’s What Happened When I Went Vegan For A Week!

Thinking of Going Vegan? Here’s What Happened When I Went Vegan For A Week!
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Eating vegan is always something that sparked my interest. From the fact that it’s a good cause for the animals to all the health benefits, eating vegan seemed like something I would be jumping to be a part of! So what was stopping me from trying out this lifestyle you ask…well I LOVE FOOD! Like really, I’m a definite foodie and I feel like everything I love has at least one or two animal products in it! The fact that eating vegan felt so limiting to what I could eat was pretty discouraging!

I know there’s a lot of you who feel the same as me, you want to give it a try but you’re not sure if it’s something you can commit to, so I’m saving you the trouble of wondering what it would be like and I decided to give this whole vegan lifestyle a try for a week to see what it was all about and if it was really as hard as it seemed. Thankfully I had the help of my beautiful amazing vegan bestie Berta who took me grocery shopping, explained the basics of everything I needed to know, and helped me dive into this vegan journey!

Here’s what I ate and what happened when I went vegan for a week!


Day One:

  • Vegan Granola Bar
  • Whole Grain Wheat Toast w/ Vegan Butter
  • Vegan Pizza
  • Fruits & Veggies
  • Jack In The Box French Fries

So my first day of eating vegan wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, although when my friend offered me some Cheetos I did almost eat some, but then quickly remembered that I was eating vegan and needed to start really paying attention to what I was eating! I was expecting all the vegan food options to be…well…tasteless, but I was completely wrong! The granola bar was delish, the butter tasted great! I won’t lie, I’m a pizza LOVER and this vegan pizza definitely didn’t taste like the greasy, cheesy, pepperoni filled slice that I’m used to, but this vegan version was still really yummy!

As you can see I also ate some Jack In The Box Fries after a late night hanging out with a friend. I’m used to hanging out late and hitting the drive through at 2 a.m. ordering a burger, so with me eating vegan for that moment I had to think about what I was going to get instead of just ordering everything on the menu!


Day Two:

  • Vegan Granola Bar
  • Iced Coffee w/ Almond Milk Creamer
  • Rice Cake
  • Left Over Vegan Pizza From The Night Before
  • Whole Grain Wheat Toast w/ Vegan Butter
  • Vegan Meat Tacos
  • Fruits & Veggies

Day two started off with happiness because while I was at Target I discovered the almond milk coffee creamer, which is vegan! I’m a regular iced coffee drinker and that is one thing I was not looking forward to giving up, but thankfully I found this almond milk gem and was able to still contribute to my caffeine addiction! This creamer wasn’t as sweet as normal creamer but I didn’t mind at all, my coffee still tasted great

The vegan meat tacos were my favorite thing to eat from my whole vegan experience! It cooked fast, was super easy to make and with guac on top, it was mouth watering yumminess!


Day Three:

  • Vegan Granola Bar
  • Iced Coffee with Almond Milk Creamer
  • Rice Cake
  • Whole Grain Wheat Toast w/ Vegan Butter
  • Left Over Vegan Tacos From The Night Before
  • French Fries
  • Fruits & Veggies

By day three I had my vegan food routine all figured out! Oh and by the way, eating leftovers for the week was a life saver whenever I was on the go!

 

 

 

 

 


Day Four:

  • Tofu Breakfast Wrap
  • Whole Grain Wheat Toast w/ Vegan Butter
  • Iced Coffee w/ Almond Milk Creamer
  • Vegan Sausage
  • Vegan Chicken Patty
  • Fruits and Veggies
  • Vegan Southwest Chicken
  • quinoa

Breakfast on this day was a pleasant surprise! The Tofu breakfast wrap was so bomb and was waaaay better than I thought it would be! I mean seriously whether I’m trying to eat vegan or not, I’m definitely stocking my freezer with these babies!

For lunch I made the Kielbasa sausage. I took a big bite…and immediately spit it out! It was disgusting, and it just felt all wrong in my mouth! I tried to take another bite but I couldn’t do it, so instead I cooked the vegan Chick’n scallopini and I’m so glad I did! I put it with some wheat bread and made my own vegan version of a chicken sandwich. For dinner I made the vegan southwest chicken and put it on a plate with quinoa and veggies! So good!


Day Five:

  • Raisin Bran Cereal W/ almond milk
  • iced Coffee w/ Almond Milk Creamer
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Vegan Yogurt
  • Whole Grain Wheat Toast w/ Vegan Butter
  • Vegan Southwest Chicken & Quinoa Leftover
  • Fruits & Veggies

The vegan yogurt was good, and although I was caught off guard by the watery texture, it tasted like a watery vanilla bean ice cream.

With the leftover vegan chicken, quinoa and veggies from dinner the night before, I decided to mix it all together to make a bowl instead. It was amazing!

 

 

 


Day Six:

  • Iced Coffee w/ Almond Milk Creamer
  • Whole Grain Wheat Toast w/ Vegan Butter
  • Lightly Salted Lays Potato Chips
  • Cookies N Cream Vegan Froyo
  • Fruits and Veggies
  • Vegan Tacos

My mom knows how much I love cookies N cream ice cream so she did me the favor of buying a small carton of vegan cookies N cream non dairy froyo. I had to get used to the taste at first but by the third bite I was hooked! Also, for this day I had to buy some more vegan taco meat because that taco meat was freaking amazing!

 

 


Day Seven:

  • Vegan Granola Bar
  • Iced Coffee w/ Almond Milk Creamer
  • Fruits and Veggies
  • Left Over Vegan Tacos From The Night Before
  • Vegan Burger

For dinner on my last day of eating vegan I went out with a bang and ordered a vegan cheese burger from a restaurant called One Veg World! It was the perfect way to end my vegan week, and if I had to choose between this One Veg World burger or a McDonald’s burger, I would definitely choose the One Veg burger! The patty of course isn’t meat but it was phenomenal!

 

 


The PROS of my Vegan Week: I lost a couple of pounds which is always a great thing for me! I felt lighter and my body felt physically healthier. Most of the food was really good and easy to make!

The CONS of my Vegan Week: It took me a while to get the hang of it and at the beginning I had a few times where I was about to eat something that wasn’t vegan, so I had to remind myself a lot in the beginning. Missing the taste of certain foods. Having to really plan my meals ahead of time because what I’m able to eat is so specific that I HAVE to be prepared.

Some Things To Know: My vegan bestie Berta let me know that a lot of animal products do contain vitamin B12, and since I wouldn’t be consuming any animal products for the week that I would need to take vitamin b12 pills. I took them everyday and the kind I bought dissolve in your mouth so it was really easy to take!

Berta also showed me this great app that definitely came in handy for me! It’s called “Is It Vegan?” It lets you scan the barcode of food products and it will tell you if that is a vegan product or not, so it took a lot of the guessing work out of trying to figure out if I could eat certain things or not. And while we’re on the subject of reading food products, some companies have the word “Vegan” clearly labeled before all the ingredients so you don’t even have to read to find out if it’s vegan or not which is another great time saver.

Everyday I drank water, Kombucha, and iced coffee with almond milk creamer, which are all vegan.

I did all of my food shopping at Elements in West Covina California and Target also had some great vegan food options. On the last day I bought my vegan burger at the restaurant One Veg World in West Covina California.

 

In Conclusion: Being vegan for that week was surprisingly not as hard as I thought it would be! Like I mentioned before I’m a big foodie, so although there are lots of vegan food options that I loved, I don’t think I would go completely vegan, if anything maybe a part time vegan if that’s a thing. This journey has made me want to mix vegan food into my day to day life. I might not be a full on vegan but I will definitely be eating some of these vegan options from now on!

If you’re thinking of going vegan, don’t feel discouraged! I know not everybody is fortunate enough to have a vegan bestie Berta to help them along the way, so make sure you are prepared, do your research and reach out for help wherever you can get it! Transitioning is not as hard as it sounds and the benefits are amazing! Good luck!


Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.

-Les Brown



2 thoughts on “Thinking of Going Vegan? Here’s What Happened When I Went Vegan For A Week!”

  • I loved the article!!! Soo glad you had a good experience and want to try more foods!! Im always here to help!! Love u always, such a good blog! ❤️❤️

  • Great article! I have eliminated eating a lot of processed foods; however, I can’t give up the skrimps, sausages, pollo, and the list goes on! But, the almond milk creamer is fire! 🔥
    -xoxo-

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