I decided to join the upcoming vegan challenge. Over 3000 participants have signed up already, and are committed to skip every animal product from their diet for at least a month. It has been a while since last time, and I’d really like to focus more on what I do and don ‘t eat, instead of simply choosing fast and convenient. I hope to find some focus again, and to be able to make some choices on how to continue once April is over.
It’s still a few days ’till April, but it won’t hurt to start focussing a bit more, and to remind myself of some of the tips and tricks that will make this challenge work for me.
Since I travel a lot for my work, trainrides, and lunches on trains -in between meetings – are part of my daily routine.
During our early morning family rush hours it is tempting to think ‘oh I’ll just buy a sandwich/snack somewhere, later today…..’
Which isn’t just unpleasant for your budget, it’s also harder to stick to a vegan diet this way.
With a little more planning, and a stuffed fridge, it’s easy to avoid these ‘Now what will I eat?’ – moments on the road.
I like to work with what I’ve got, and these energybars are easy to make:
Mix and chop any dry ingredients you like (such as nuts, seeds and grated coconut)
Mix in spoonful after spoonful of wet ingredients, such as peanutbutter, date syrup or agave syrup
Add a little coconut oil, and mix everything together.
Spread out on a tray, carefully cut through with a knife.
Place in your freezer until firm. Then, remove from the tray and pack your energybars in small containers. Keep them in your freezer and just grab one on your way out of the house.
There you go. You got this