I’m trying people. I really am. I’ve been reading Skinny Bitch (I know- the title isn’t very nice) not because I’m trying to lose weight, but because the book is all about adopting a vegan lifestyle.
I’m so on board with everything the authors are saying about the crud food that we eat- soda, processed junk, fast food, etc. It really solidified my decision to be vegan.
And then I got to the animal part. Friends, I had to stop reading. It was too much for this girl to take! And I don’t even like animals! (Cue booing and hissing).
Here’s the scoop: we don’t have pets.
1) I clean up enough poo from my kids, I don’t need to add animal poo to the mix.
2) We don’t have a yard. It’s not fair to pets to always be cooped up in a small house.
3) We’re busy enough without worrying about yet another living, breathing being that needs attention.
There it is. Judge away.
But, but, reading about these sweet little cows and chickens and pigs who are suffering, suffering? That did it. I decided to go hard or go home- no more cheating/fudging/pretending things were vegan.
Enter the almond milk yogurt.
If you’re a longtime versatile vegan reader, you know about my yogurt issues. I love me some yogurt! But non dairy imposters? Curdly, watery, gross! I have not been a fan of Trader Joes soy yogurt, so I thought I’d try this Amande brand.
When I took off the lid, I thought it might have gone bad- it was in chunks- literally, chunks. Matty B immediately started choking and gagging (which isn’t new when he’s watching me dig into my ‘healthy food’) and I very anxiously took a bite. It wasn’t spoiled, but it wasn’t good. The texture was chalky and the flavor wasn’t sweet or tart, it was just sort of bland.
I tried covering it up with a pile of strawberries, bananas and pineapple.
And some granola to balance out the yogurt disappointment. Breakfast was fine. Nothing amazing. Life’s too short to eat almond milk yogurt.
Lunch was a pretty salad and ugly leftover minestrone. I also snacked on some hummus and pretzels.
Dinner was a veggie chicken patty on a whole wheat bun with some Alexia fries and a pile of veg.
The menu for the day was fine, but that almond milk yogurt just put me in a funk. I don’t know if I can do it, people. I really want to be 100%, but if I had to choose between that gloppy slop I had today or no yogurt, I’d go no yogurt. But I don’t want to!
Help me! Do you have any palatable non-dairy yogurt suggestions?
It’s that, or a long winter of oatmeal…