The Hookup On: Vegan A Day

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One of my goals for the summer is to eat vegan once a week. I haven’t eaten meat in over 10 years, but I do occasionally eat fish which makes me a “pescatarian”. I’ve dabbled with the idea of going completely vegan, but there are a lot of things I can’t give up – no matter how gross they actually are.

To walk you through one of my vegan days, I start the morning with a vegan smoothie with almond milk, mixed fruit, beets, and kale. Having a smoothie in the morning is kind of a luxury for me because I usually don’t have time to make them.

For lunch, I still want to make sure I’m getting enough protein which I feel is tough as a vegetarian so really tough as a vegan. I put together a chickpea salad with chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and some lemon sprinkled over the top with salt and pepper. I have an apple and peanut butter as a snack along with some peanut butter pretzels.


I always feel like dinner is a bit trickier because I want something heavier at dinner time. A yummy vegan rice bowl-style meal is always a go to for me. I usually put quinoa, pinto beans, onions, jalapenos, and corn with a non dairy ranch dressing on top!

Being completely vegan can be hard, it’s good to do a lot of research to see what your best option is when giving up meat and dairy. I gave up meat because of the way animals are treated on the “farms.” I never try to push my dietary lifestyle on anyone, but I do urge everyone to know where you’re getting your food from and what’s really in it.

A great way to see if vegan is right for you is to try it once a week and then up the days. You can also get your nutrient levels tested at to make sure you’re getting enough of what you need to have a happy and healthy body! They test for different allergies and general wellness!

I think testing is a must because a big misconception is that vegan and vegetarians have a healthy diet. This is definitely not always the case. Yes, vegetables are vegan, but so are oreos. It can be cheap and easy to go for carbs or processed food when you cut out meat. I definitely recommend using a test like the ones at to know how you’re doing as a vegan and in what ways you need to step up your food intake. You can even get 25% off with code ROSIE25!

Would you ever try going vegan?! Let me know in the comments!

16 thoughts on “The Hookup On: Vegan A Day

  1. I love getting perspectives from non-vegans, and it looks like you’re having some fun with experimentation! I can attest to it being difficult to be a healthy vegan, hehe, and college DOES NOT make it easy. But the more often you eat healthy food (and actually get full and satiated from it) the less often you wind up craving junk food!

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  2. I’ve been vegan for about three years and was a vegetarian for about ten years before that. Best decision I ever made. Going without dairy was the trickiest part because it’s in everything, but once you get used to the idea that the breast milk of another species is not food, it gets easier. I love all the new and creative things I am cooking as well.

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    1. I don’t actively use milk, I’ve made the switch to almond milk and use it for everything. It’s just cheese that I’m having trouble with but I’ve cut back on that significantly! I think the more I do good things for my health, the closer to vegan I’m getting!

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  3. Hi Rosie! This all sounds sooo delicious (: i love hearing about other peoples vegan meal ideas, it gives me inspiration for new ideas! Wow, 10 years veggie too! I think you can go fully vegan with a bit of will power 😉 haha

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