Vegan Eating: Day Three

February 9, 2011 at 8:36 am 6 comments

I believe that my Henry is in the midst of a growth spurt because he has been one major crankball lately!  It is exhausting, because the main activity that will appease him is singing and bouncing (I will not tell you how many times I have sung “twinkle twinkle little star”.  More than any person should!).  He is hungry, too, but is wailing too much to latch on!  It’s very frustrating for me.  I read that when a mother hears her baby cry, she releases hormones that make her feel very uncomfortable.  I am glad to know this because I was wondering why I was finding it so upsetting.  I mean, babies cry all the time, right?  I should just accept it and not get so worked up, y’know?

Another thing that helped him stop fussing is by showing him pictures of my Glamour magazine!  He LOVES to be read to, but I needed a change from the usual nursery rhymes and fairy tale books.  Henry now knows that bold stripes are a must for Spring 2011!

Henry says, “fleece sleepers are a definite DO”

Fussiness aside, I have not given up on my Week of Vegan Eating (WoVE).  The Triple Fudge Cake would be a comforting antidote to all this crying, but I am resisting it somehow!  Will power of steel I guess!  (Yeah, right).

For dinner last night, I used up some Vegan Walnut Lentil Pile leftovers by mushing them on a thin burger bun…

Topping it with sliced tomato…

And then adding half of a sliced avocado and a sprinkle of pepper.

This was a great, easy way to use up leftovers!

For breakfast this morning, I made the famous Carrot Cake Oatmeal (lacking coconut cream, and cutting down on the maple syrup and walnuts).

I’m not having any problem fixing meals for myself, but it’s the snacks that I’m lacking!  I guess when I was preparing for my WoVE, I seriously undervalued my love of snacking!  It is a physiological necessity for me to have something sweet, preferably chocolate, after dinner.  I’ve been relying on a small bowl of semi-sweet chocolate chips to tide me over, but I’d much prefer some better-quality chocolate.  Perhaps I’ll get the chance to run to the grocery store today to stock up on various snacking items.  It looks to be a beautiful, sunny day, but the radio tells me its frigid.  What matters more:  Vegan snacks or not freezing my keister off?  Hmmm…that’s a tough call…


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lynn  |  February 9, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Don’t do it! I’m referring to the snacking on chocolate 🙂

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 9, 2011 at 10:40 am

      Ah the voice of reason strikes again! 🙂

  • 3. Carrie @ TV and Dinners  |  February 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

    That picture of Henry reading a magazine is awesome.

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

      He was completely engrossed! I may have a fashionista on my hands.

  • 5. Karen  |  February 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on your vegan eating experiment! I was already a subscriber, but I’ve been terrible about keeping up with my feeds. Eep. I’ll be sure to check back for more recipes and encouragement! I’m not giving up meat, but vegan = dairy-free, so I might able to adapt or use some of your recipe ideas! Good luck! 🙂

    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      Let me know if you notice a difference with Judah! I don’t think it’s affected Henry, but he does seem to fuss less in the middle of the night (Still waking up every 2.5 hours, but at least goes right back to sleep!).


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