Day four: Do you miss meat/fish/dairy/eggs?Yes, I do. As I said in the beginning, I like the easy option of roasting some veggies, adding an egg and be set for dinner. But I will in future continue to try vegan recipes and integrate them into my diet...
I especially have troubles eating enough protein. I already had problems before this challenge and it has not stopped. I'm not so keen on beans, so legumes are kind of hard for me to use as a protein source. It's not only a taste but also a consistency problem. They are so squishy-dry-floury, urgh!
I try to get along with full wheat products which not only make you feel less hungry (since the body takes longer to digest complex carbs), but also include a surprisingly large amount of protein! And they don't taste so much different. Especially if you add a sauce with some flavour like garlic!
The other option of using meat-like substances is a bit problematic in my eyes. I prefer to eat as natural as possible and if you need to make chemical changes to a natural substance to make it look like-taste like-feel like meat, I'm not so sure if I want to eat it. Did you know that Valess Schnitzel contain paste to glue wallpapers to walls? And I'm confident in the E numbers added to mock duck as well...
All in all, I still think vegan is a good thing to do. But I will probably go back to my old diet once the challenge is over...
Rye bread with vegan spread
McDonalds fries (sorry, we were in the Netherlands and I had troubles finding something vegan)
Chili sin Carne