Veganuary 2017 – Trying something new

Earlier on in the year I watched this video which made me think. These types of videos often strike a chord with me as it tends to be about topics close to me. This one was all about the dairy industry and the dairy cows in particular. Now I love cows and I love milk, mark and I often drink milk before bed. But since having Arthur and breastfeeding him for so long it did make me think somewhat about the cows and calves. Life went on and although I would think back to the cows I never made an effort to act on my feelings. Anyways I watched this video

*Pre warning of swearing and distressing images and very pro cows*

I will be the first to admit I do not know much about the industry and I am probably easily influenced but I couldn’t help feel for those mummy cows and their babies.

I remember speaking to Mark and saying I wanted to go Vegan. He listened to my reasons and agreed we could try it. I brought some vegan butter, alternative milks (Hemp, almond) and some vegan bread. The first day went really well until I ate something which contained dairy and I cried and gave up! It was too difficult to cut everything out! and gave up so easily. Over the next few months it crossed my mind a few times but I never gave it much of a second thought.


This past week I came across veganuary and I became curious again. The website has an awesome Vegan starter kit which not only includes a list of accidently vegan products but also info on nutrition and making sure you get a balanced diet. There is a section on recipes and a food essential section. My favourite though is eating out! There is a really handy compiled list of different restaurant’s and the items on the menu which are vegan.


Over the next couple of days I am planning my meals to ensure I am making the most of going vegan. I am going to try and give it 100%. It is only going to be trying veganuary but the family will hopefully benefit from some healthier meals.



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  1. 4th January 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Ooh good luck. My sister goes vegan every other month but she finds it really hard sometimes

  2. 4th January 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Good for you! I often think about what it would be like to live a vegan lifestyle as a few of my friends do. All you can do is it give it your best shot and not beat yourself off if you have any slips. Hopefully it helps with a more balanced diet. Best of luck with veganuary!

  3. 4th January 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Can’t wait to hear more about this. Not sure I could go vegan but I’d like to go veggie for a month or so. Problem is I’m too lazy with my veg based meals – hence I want to see yours!! Good luck with the challenge!

  4. 4th January 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Ah I’ve seen a few people I know doing this, it’s great. I couldn’t myself but I am trying to cut down on meat and have a couple of meals each week without any meat in them x

  5. 4th January 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Best of luck with it. Never mind the dairy. I don’t think I could give up meat. I’m not a beans or sloppy food person.

  6. 4th January 2017 / 10:48 pm

    Sounds like a useful resource 🙂 good luck with it!

  7. 5th January 2017 / 12:43 am

    Well done, I definitely could not do this! Look forward to seeing how you get on.

  8. 13th January 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Best of luck and keep us updated. I really considered it but didn’t in the end. This world us such a mind fuck sometimes. I’d do it if I knew it would make a difference but the majority of the world is far too ignorant and selfish.

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