10 Day Vegetarian Challenge || One Week

After one week of my 10 Day Vegetarian Challenge I’ve come to the following conclusions:

  • I’m continuing the 10 days and beyond.
  • It’s easier than I thought it would be to include the protein I need.
  • I don’t know how to describe it other than to say I feel lighter.
  • I don’t miss eating meat (yet).
  • I’ve been surprised by the fact that I have more energy.
  • I’m happy with my decision to start with lacto-vegetarian.
  • There are a gazillion amazing vegetarian recipe resources online and one of my favorites right now is Oh She Glows.
  • An unexpected bonus, I have saved money at the grocery store!
  • Locally grown produce tastes better and I’m thinking this will be long term so signing up for the Consumer Supported Agriculture again this year will be perfect.

In addition to my morning Green Monster Smoothie and juicing for lunch or snack I’ve added these recipes to the menu for next week.

Endurance Crackers *

Lightened Up Protein Power Goddess Bowl*

Veggie Bean Burgers*

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna (not new but it’s a favorite)*

The Hummus That Changed Everything*

*Photos credited to the original web sites.

Do you have a favorite vegetarian recipe?

About Jill Conyers

My name is Jill, welcome to my blog! Jill Conyers | Fitness, Health and Happiness follows my life and my passion for family, fitness, nutrition and healthy living. I love being outdoors, conversations with my kids, run dates with my husband and creating in the kitchen.

Posted under Challenge, Menu Planning, Nutrition, Recipes

14 comments on “10 Day Vegetarian Challenge || One Week

  1. Congrats on making it through the first week. I’m not a true vegetarian, my diet is about 80 – 85% vegetarian ( does that make me a flexovegatarian?). I’ve noticed the same things that you have in your list of conclusions. I’ve noticed that that my tastes have changed considerably, and I no longer crave larger quantities of meat.

  2. “how to cook everything vegetarian” by mark bittman is THE only book you need. Also now an iphone app! He offers many easy variations on each recipe, so you can use what you have already. Ive been vegetarian more than 20 yrs now and vegan about 90percent of my meals. I hope what dairy you do purchase is organic (esp now your saving cash on meat;) also check out hungryhungryhippie.com, whole foods website, and peasandthankyou.com has realllllyyyy great recipes too. An easy way to be sure your iron stays up without meat is to cook in a cast iron skillet (?!). Welcome to the veg club :)

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