The Great Vegan Experiment: Eat to Live

This is romaine soup
This is romaine soup

Tomorrow it begins. The bf read Eat to Live and is now ready to embark on the great vegan journey.  And I am helping!  By also embarking on this 6 week vegan journey.  We both love meat, and I anticipate eating meat ASAP post 6 weeks.  This isn’t just any vegan diet.  It’s essentially paleo except you replace meat for beans.  Here’s the 6 week outline…

  • At least 1lb of raw vegetable
  • At least 1lb of cooked vegetables
  • At least 4 servings of fruit
  • At least one cup of beans
  • No more than 1/4 nuts and seeds (and avocado for some reason)
  • No more than 1 cup of starch (potatoes, oats, etc.)
  • Any seasoning you want (no salt or sugar or oil)
  • Vinegar is ok
  • No dairy, meat, salt, oil, sugar, or anything processed

The 6 weeks is kind of like a cleanse/something to get you in habit.

So there are a few things I want to keep track of on this veggie eating escapade:

  1. How much it costs (farmer’s market, stop n shop, costco, trader joes, whole foods)
  2. Compare the cost to where I bought it from.
  3. Figure out what/how much I’m eating.

I already went shopping at stop’n’shop. Here’s the list (more or less)


  • 2lb romain
  • 1lb spinach
  • 1lb kale
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • 1lb radish
  • 2lb carrots
  • 2lb red pepper
  • 2lb cucumber
  • 1lb cauliflower
  • 1lb tomatoes
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • .5lb blueberries
  • .5lb strawberries
  • 8 bananas
  • 1 cantelope

+/- 15 lb of veggie… It starts tomorrow, but I’m already prepping: cooking beans, made cauliflower mash, made a salad, made romaine/cilantro soup… Two onions have already died. And I cooked two.


Author: Paige

Explorer. Healer. Eater. School counselor, teacher, party planner. Personal passions are holistic healthcare education, spirituality, food, and writing.

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