The first of many Veggie Tuesdays

One of my goals this year is to bring back my Vegetarian Tuesdays ritual.  This time, I hold on to the dairy but ditch the eggs, but not in the strictest of sense.  I mean, I’m not looking at the back of the box for baked goods with eggs in them.  Just not visible eggs, I guess that’s what you’d call it.  No egg salad or omelet, but okay with cake.  Sort of thing.

I figured, I’d try to document my success and failure this year. It’ll go something like this.

Breakfast

  • A slice of Fresh & Easy’s Il Fornaio panettone.
  • A FREE grande decaf soy toffee nut latte which I sipped through the day.  So it’s a breakfast AND a snack.  AND because I had a coupon for a freebie, that stays within my once-a-week Starbucks goal as well.

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Lunch

  • Fresh & Easy’s jasmine rice in a tub. (Best thing ever!)
  • Wildwood Organics teriyaki sproutofu…which wasn’t all that teriyaki-y.
  • A side of Fresh & Easy Thai peanut sauce for dipping…which improved the overall result tremendously.
  • 2 small organic vine ripen tomatoes from local farmer’s market.
  • Most of an Asian pear. (Coworkers helped me eat some.)  And one bite of cake but all of the frosting on my half of a not-very-good Starbucks red velvet cupcake my coworker shared with me.

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Dinner

  • Red Robin: The queso with half of the chips and some of Brandon’s garlic fries.  I didn’t even put a dent into the bowl of queso. So much cheese!
  • Red Robin: A cup of French onion soup.
  • Red Robin: An electric lemonade…or something like that.
  • Baskin Robbins: A scoop of strawberry cheesecake ice cream.

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Satisfaction Level: Full but a little guilty

I’m pretty satisfied with all the meals today, actually.  Not horribly proud of my dinner choice but since I had a burger yesterday and about to eat the other half for lunch tomorrow, I wasn’t going to throw a veggie burger in the mix as well.

Other Thoughts

I did come home to check the box for the panettone for the egg content out of curiousity.  And there it was.  That was when I started to ponder how strict I am going with the whole no-egg thing.  Same with the cake I had.  There were eggs in that.  My instinct says that if I was going to do the whole no egg thing, I should definitely be mindful of that and start checking the ingredients.  On the other hand, I don’t want to be so strict I don’t enjoy the foods.

I guess I came to term in the middle.  Avoid eggs if I can.  But if it’s too much to ask, don’t worry about it.

Day 1 hasn’t traumatize me just yet.  I can get through the year and beyond, I’m sure!

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