Day 10: On the road
Saturday started off in a very good way with some yummy PB&J oats that were perfected this time around. With some Starbucks Columbian VIA to compliment.
I used a bit less jelly this time and no banana (which I saved for lunch). I love how the peanut butter just melted all over the top, then I stirred it together a bit. YUM!
Not long after, we hit the road to visit Josh’s grandma a few hours away. On the way there, I managed to get a grocery list together, using quite a few recipes from Vegan Planet. I can’t wait to cook this week!
For lunch, I had a peanut butter (no jelly!) sandwich and a banana.
We stopped at a gas station before heading back home and I got to post another Operation Beautiful note!
This was in a very small town so I’m hoping everyone hears about it ;-)
I snacked on a surprise find at the gas station!
Josh found some supposedly hotter than Hot Tamales which we don’t have at home, he was excited!
I tried a few too but they just didn’t seem hotter. He’s trying to convince me that he needs to do a side-by-side test, which means buying more Hot Tamales. Yeah right! Ha ha.
When we got home, I grabbed some Panera for dinner because I had yet to go to the grocery store.
I had 1/2 a Classic cafe salad, cup of black bean soup and a whole grain baguette. Yum! I love it when I make black bean soup day, I have missed it so many times before. :)
After dinner, I went to the store, well stores, and I had major success. On the road, I wrote out all the ingredients for the few recipes I chose to make this week and went to three different stores but I managed to get a ton of stuff and stay well within budget (actually $5 under)!
Check this out:
- Bananas (a ton, I’m making soft serve this week!)
- Green pepper
- Red onion
- Bagged salad
- Rice milk
- Soy yogurt
- Black and great northern beans
- Diced tomatoes
- Black olives
- Sweet potato
- Whole wheat tortillas
I got all of that plus everything Josh needed for $45. I rule! And I’m glad I don’t have to eat PB&J every day this week again ;-)
After all that shopping (two plus hours) I was hungry again, so I snacked on my current fave…with a twist.
1/2 a whole wheat tortilla with PB and chocolate chips. Folded in half, woo hoo!
Next up, Day 11. I can’t believe I’ve officially been a vegan for 11 days.
I love it, it feels so natural to me. It has been a challenge at times but not one that I can’t manage. I feel so good in all aspects of my body and mind. I think I might just have to keep this up ;-)
Posted on October 11, 2009, in Breakfast, challenges, diets, Dinner, Lunch, restaurants, shopping, Snacks, travel and tagged groceries, Hot Tamales, Operation Beautiful, panera bread, Starbucks, vegan mofo III. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.