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I’ve been posting a lot of vegan meals on Instagram from a food delivery service named 22 Days Nutrition and it was quite the experience! I thought it would be great to let people know how the process and the meals were just in case you are considering going vegan for a trial run or are currently a vegan looking for some diversity in your meals. So here’s the lowdown on 22 Day Nutrition:
22 Days Nutrition
As soon as I found out about the meal service, I had to try it. I was a newly converted vegetarian and needed help. What drew me to this initially was the endorsement of Beyonce; typically I don’t do things based off of celebrities because I usually don’t believe they really use the product, but I figured I had no clue of what I was doing anyway, so why not try this out! When I cook for the twins, I include meat, so I’m cooking a meal for them and then one for myself. By the time I’m finished cooking their meal, often I’m tired and just order food instead. I wanted to try 22 Days Nutrition so I could be more consistent with making healthy choices.
First off, I’m a vegetarian, not a vegan, so I was kind of in the dark as to what kind of meals to expect. All I knew was that vegan meals/food are all plant-based, and that’s a stretch for me because I do enjoy some dairy and gluten-based products. I went to the website to become a member of the servic,e which was very easy and self-explanatory. I love the fact that they allow you to pick what plan best fits you, whether it’s one meal a week or seven meals a week. Here’s the kicker: You let them send whatever meals they want so you don’t have any type of menu to go off of. They do give you examples of their meals on their website so you can get an idea of what’s coming your way. Payment is taken but they tell you that the card you use will be saved to the system and automatically drafted weekly unless you cancel the service. That’s one of the minor issues I had with the meal service. It took about a full week for the meals to start being delivered from point of purchase, but once delivered you could expect your meals to come on that same day weekly.
I can’t lie to you and say the meals were fantastic; they weren’t. But my expectations were not for the food to be amazing. There is only so much room for creativity with plant-based meals that have to be prepared for delivery. Plus, I was looking for convenience as well. (Side note: There are actually a ton of things you can do with plant based meals – check out the cookbook Thug Kitchen.) The meals were good; not great, but good. I did add my own additional seasoning some of the times, but it was perfect for what I was looking for, which was an healthy option when I don’t feel like cooking mulitiple dinners or a healthy option instead of takeout. The only thing is that the meals did become repetitive, and if you know me you would know that I’m a foodie all day. I enjoy food and love to have variety! It’s like a hobby for me. So I decided to stop the service after a couple of months because my taste buds became bored, and I needed some change and excitement.
Different people have different views about food. Some use it primarily as fuel for the body and don’t care what they eat as long as it’s beneficial for the body. This plan would be perfect for you! Even for those who want to cleanse the body or lose weight might consider doing this meal plan for a couple of weeks or months throughout the year. But I wouldn’t recommend for those who have, let’s say, a passion for food. Also I stopped because it wasn’t in my plan to be vegan. A lot of dedication goes into being vegan, and I’m just not ready for the sacrifice! Like I tell everybody, me deciding on being a vegetarian has nothing to do with my athletic career but all about me personally learning some information about our meat and making changes where I see fit. If I had the discipline to be vegan, I would be all in, but I’m still madly in love with my cakes, cookies, lattes, and dairy products.