Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vegan Kickstart Is Over!!!

Friday was Day 21 of my 21-Day Vegan Kickstart plan, and that means the cleanse is officially OVER!!! Though the meals on the plan were pretty yummy, I'm so glad to be done. I was growing weary of being told what to eat. Plus, I was craving vegan cheeze and chocolate!!

The last day began with a decadent breakfast of Banana French Toast and Vegan Sausage:

Though I was trying to avoid processed foods during the cleanse, I decided it was okay to eat vegan sausage on the last day. I used Lightlife Gimme Lean.

Lunch was leftover Ratatouille Sauce and White Beans over a Baked Potato:

That was a damn tasty use of my leftovers. In fact, I'm having the same thing for dinner tonight since I have some sauce left.

Since it was the last day on the plan, I got an extra special dessert — Blueberry Muffins made with real evaporated cane juice! These were moist and yummy with a hint of orange.

My dinner was Hearty Chili Mac:

This was also made with processed food — Gimme Lean Ground Beef Style. It was the last day, so what the hell? Even the picky boyfriend liked this dish made with quinoa macaroni, corn, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and the veggie burger. I made a lot so I'll be eating this for a few more days.

My fruit snack — enjoyed after dinner — was fresh Cantaloupe with salt and pepper (the ONLY way to eat cantaloupe):

Be sure and check back tomorrow to see the ultimate relapse meal that I enjoyed on Saturday!

18 comments:

Kandi said...

1. the breakfast looks AMAZING.
2. so does your lunch!
and 3. SO DOES YOUR DINNER!

i'm eating raw only this week.
this post made me salivate.
ugh. 1 day down, 6 to go.

*clear skin, clear skin, clear skin*
i have to chant or i'll fail. haha

Dianne said...

congratulations! I've really enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of food on your plan, but I'm sure it was annoying having to prepare three totally new recipes every day!

Shear Sensations said...

HORRAY FOR THE GOOD WORK...YOU ROCK BIANCA!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Cantaloupe with salt and pepper? I'll have to try that. Congrats on the last day of your cleanse! I have one more week to go on my detox.

Susan said...

Congrats on making it through the 21 days, even with the sickness.

Rockmelon (aka Cantaloupe) with salt and pepper... intriguing. I need to go and try this!

Erin said...

Woah, I'm totally putting salt and pepper on cantaloupe next time I have it! Congrats on making it through the cleanse!

Lindsay said...

Yummmmmy looking baked potato! wowwzers- I wish Neil liked baked potatoes but he is a baked potato hater.

HayMarket8 said...

Cantaloupe with salt and pepper? I never thought of that.

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Scissors and Spice said...

Wow! I will definitely have to try cantaloupe like that next time I have it!

prideandvegudice.com said...

Bianca, I love putting black pepper on my watermelon, but I've never tried it on cantaloupe!

Brandi said...

Oh my gosh why haven't I ever eaten cantaloupe with salt(pepper seems weird though). It would really bring out the flavor since it does with watermelon. Well I must try that next time I find myself eating cantaloupe.

Also I enjoyed looking at some of your meals during your kickstart challenge, but it's always so much nicer not being told what to eat.

misss_e said...

HOOOOOllllllaaaaaaahhh!!!!

Kiersten said...

Hooray for finishing the cleanse! I give you a lot of credit for doing that. I think I would have caved after a few days. I am totally intrigued by the idea of cantaloupe with salt & pepper.

Jessica said...

Cantaloupe with salt and pepper? If anyone could convince me to try it, it would be you.

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

So many people use quinoa pasta and I've heard good thing about it.. do you like it? I had some years ago that I thought was horrible, so I've never gone back.

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

Were you able to reheat the quinoa pasta? I learned the hard way that making cold pasta salad out of quinoa pasta doesn't work, because it gets really hard/tastes like it's uncooked when it's cold...but I never tried reheating it, so I'm curious.

Kelsey said...

congratulations! it's impressive you stuck to it. I went vegan for three weeks but I don't think I could have followed a strict plan.

JohnP said...

I see you know how to properly eat cantaloupe - yay!