For me, the hardest part of being a vegan is finding new places to eat when in a new area.
I’m sure it’s easier to find places to eat nowadays than it was years ago, but it’s still somewhat hard when you’re a little picky.
Now that we’ve moved to a new state, I’ve been on the lookout for vegan-friendly or all vegan restaurants. I came across a vegan Thai cuisine restaurant, but I haven’t tried it yet. When it comes to oriental food I’m very particular about what I eat. But I have decided that I will try it at some point, but preferably with someone who enjoys Thai food in case I don’t like it.
In the meantime I’ve been making my own food, which I usually prefer. However, with the start of my senior year of online school and looking for a job, I’m somewhat limited on time. I have the time now until I get a job, but hopefully I won’t have to search for one for too long.
I’m thinking it might be a good idea if I make a few different meals and freeze them so I’ll have something on hand if I don’t have time or feel like cooking. Salads are easy too.
I guess it’s not that hard being vegan.
Here’s a quick recipe for a quick vegan latte that is low calorie!
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
2 Coffee Ice Cubes (freeze night before)
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
Dash of nutmeg (optional)
I personally use sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, but if you’re looking for a low calorie version of this drink, so with the unsweetened. It all depends on your taste preference. And I have to thank @mandamartinotti1201 on Instagram for sharing this recipe!
Deciding to go vegan, I will admit, was for more selfish reasons than just trying to live a life that wasn’t harming animals in any way. I wasn’t always the healthiest kid on the planet, and I wanted to change that. Was going vegan a little drastic? Probably.
But it’s one year later and I’m feeling better than ever.
For one thing, my stomach isn’t having the problems it used to and I feel like I have more energy each day. Of course, I’ve also started to exercise regularly with my brother, so that also has to be taken into account for my overall feeling of health.
Of course, one of the best things that has come out of my change to the vegan lifestyle is that I have learned to prepare and cook my own meals and desserts. Since I am the only vegan living in my house, I really had no choice but to learn how to make my own meals if I was going to continue being vegan. And I suppose I’m lucky that everyone in the house enjoy the vegan meals and treats I make, because I sometimes tend to make more than I can eat on my own.
So, here’s to my 1 year vegan-versary and to anyone else who is also celebrating a milestone in their vegan journey!