Vegetarian Experiment: Day 3

Day 3 of my week of going vegetarian has gone really well. The cafeteria here at MSU has a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options at almost every station, and even more options at lunch and dinner. I felt fuller today.


Veggie omelet with peppers, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, spinach, and cheese

Vegetable Omelet

This was all right, but not very good. I don’t blame the vegetables, though. I think it was the way they were cooked. And the egg omelet was very thin (and not too appetizing). I would have liked black beans on the omelet, but they were not available. I don’t think I’ll have an omelet again while I’m here.

Whole wheat bagel with cream cheese

Wheat Bagel with Strawberry Cream Cheese

Because the egg wasn’t very good, I decided to go get a bagel as well. It was really good.


Vegetable Lasagna, squash and zucchini saute, garlic bread, a small bite of the same veggie enchilada from yesterday, and tabbouleh, which I of course had to have again after how good it tasted yesterday.

Veggie Lunch

Other veggie options I didn’t choose included a veggie burger, a vegetable wrap on spinach tortilla, and a tofu lettuce wrap. So many options for people with special dietary needs. It makes eating vegetarian quite simple.


Israeli Couscous, Fried Chili Cabbage, Spiced Lentils, Vegetable Medley, and Naan Bread

Here is a picture of the Spiced Lentils up close.

Spiced Lentils

The lentils were my favorite of this meal. The couscous was mediocre and the cabbage was hard and overcooked. The naan bread was good. What I really wanted to eat was the chicken tandoori. It looked so good, but I bypassed it like a good girl.

  • tab_as

    I love reading about this vegetarian experiment!  Because of the relationships I developed with some of the same people who inspired your experiment (Kelli Prejean, Darci Thoune, & Chris Carter), I try to be vegetarian twice a week.  It’s been harder now that we’re in grill season, though! :)

    I want you to know that I really enjoy your blog.  Thanks for writing!