I think I may have finally entered the realm of VEGAN.
The past three years have been a transition.
However, I hung on to some omnivore thoughts and ways that have finally dissipated.
I no longer panic in situations without adequate v-fare.
Typically I eat before I venture out - but in those rare instances where I am at a steak and potatoes venue, I order a huge salad or vegetable soup. If one REALLY concentrates, you can be satisfied, you can be content in just about ANY situation.
I am teaching my kid the same pattern.
Eating is something we must do to survive, we put SO much emphasis on it. I do enjoy a good meal, good cooking and sharing the experience with loved company - but I have found so much peace in food that spazzing for any reason is no longer on my menu.
That also goes for making my lunch. I used to fret because I needed quick, easy ingredients for my lunch each day and tended to settle for pre-packaged omnivorous-like foods like veggie dogs, tofurkey or "NOT" chiken patties. IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME the sodium would give me an instant heart attack!
Thankfully, that phase is over and I have found, and you can too, that the "FRUIT" of our labors - or in my case - the fruit, and vegetables, of my friends and associates labor, is ALL I need.
I make extremely satisfying, and yummy, ALL veggie sandwiches sans the meat.
Today, I included a handful of slightly sautéed in grape-seed oil mushrooms, a handful of salad, two thick tomato slices, wasabi mayo, between two slices of thick bread (no sugar - low sodium). I had a handful of trail-mix - and for desert - an oatmeal, peanut butter sweetened with Agave syrup, granola, chocolate, blueberry syrup, blackstrap molasses bar that I made with ease.
This was a no-fuss, low sodium lunch that I felt really good about. Sustainable eating that tastes good - different - but good. I can't wait for tomorrow! My toast, almond butter, lettuce tomato sandwich will be as equally delish! It may sound curious - but after being vegan a while, you really appreciate the flavors of the earth. Unhampered and robust eating that you can be proud of! Dig in!