For any true New Orleanian, its really tough to make and stick to a New Year's resolution. We have the best of intentions, but how are you going to cut carbs when King Cake season is so close to follow? Honestly, I'm not much of a resolution maker. I try to be a better me each year, work out more, eat better, you know, the usual. But like I said, its really difficult to do in New Orleans when you are constantly surrounded by festivals, celebrations and yummy bad for you but oh-so-good fatty foods! If you're anything like me, you've been living on the king cake and chicken-on-a-stick diet (with the occasional funnel cake and hot dog thrown in!) Now that Mardi Gras has come and gone, its time to get down to business.
My new New Years resolution is to go vegan for Lent. Thats right, 40 days and 40 nights of no meat or dairy. I have been cutting back on both of these things little by little, but now is the time to go big or go home. I've got my cook books ready and if I come across a must share recipe, I'll definitely pass it along. Please send all good vibes my way, I'll need every bit of positive energy I can get.
I am however allowing myself two specific cheat days..I'll be attending a wedding in March (and I've already seen the drool worthy menu!) Also there's Hogs for the cause! Its all in the name of charity my good people!!
How I plan on keeping myself accountable:
1. I will be keeping a journal
2. I'm literally telling everyone I know so that the shame will be so real if I am busted cheating
3. Oh She Glows will be my go to for recipes! I haven't had a bad experience yet!
4. My crock pot will be my best friend, I found this book at TJ Maxx a while back!
5. Accountability is the theme for 2017, remember my first post??
Oh, and I'll be living in this tank top!!
Do you have any tips or favorite vegan recipes? Please send them my way. I'm off to prep my breakfast and lunches for the next few days, wish me luck!!