It’s Tuesday and I’m late to updating my weight loss. I’m down another 2 lbs, weighing in at 171 lbs. That’s 13 lbs since I joined WW online and 18 total weight loss. I was 159 lbs when I moved to Houston from Los Angeles in June 2017. I’m almost there. My first weight goal is 159 lbs. My ultimate weight loss goal is to weigh in around 140 lbs.
Soon I will also be sharing my fitness journey and my volunteering journey. I plan to try on new routines to help me get to all of my goals. Waitressing has taken up most of my time, and some new time management skills are needed. I am a work in progress for sure, but I keep on keeping on despite life’s stresses. I am losing weight again and I’m living my authentic life as a vegan, for that I’m immensely proud.
I love to experiment with vegan cheat meals on my day off after weigh in, of course always counting my portions. I was craving Alfredo and my vegan Fettuccine Alfredo hit the spot. It’s an easy recipe and just as creamy as Alfredo made with dairy. Here’s the recipe below, even vegans need cheat meals.
Easy Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
1 lb Fettuccine
2 Tbs olive oil, 1Tbs earth balance vegan butter
1 cup vegan creamer non sweetened or unsweetened soy milk
1 cup vegan Parmesan cheese, I used GoVeggie
4 cloves garlic
handful of fresh chopped basil, parsley
salt and pepper
Half of a fresh squeezed lemon juice
Cook Pasta according to directions. I bring my water to a rolling boil and cook Fettuccine for 12 minutes.
Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.
In a large pot sauté garlic in olive oil and earth balance for 3 minutes.
Salt and pepper.
Add unsweetened vegan creamer or unsweetened soy milk, bring to a boil, cooking for two minutes.
Add reserved pasta water, fresh lemon juice and vegan cheese. Bring to a boil and stir until lumps disappear.
Add salt, pepper, lemon juice and fresh basil.
Continue stirring until smooth.
Stir in cooked pasta, mixing well.
Garnish with fresh or dried parsley and additional vegan Parmesan cheese.
You can add broccoli, or any vegetable you prefer. A little crushed red pepper would be delicious, or a can of diced tomatoes would be a wonderful addition. We loved it and I will make it again. My first attempt was a fail, I accidentally used vegan creamer with sugar. My second attempt was a major hit!! I hope you love this as much as we did.
Love and Light