I'm gonna be a vegetarian!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Well - at least try it out for a week or so! I'm really excited about this and I feel like it's been a long time coming.
Since joining spark people, I have really cleaned up my eating. Like a lot. I never buy frozen foods anymore. If there is a hydrogenated oil listed in the ingredients, I stop buying that product. I make things from scratch like granola and marinara sauce. Well, as a result of me cleaning up my eating habits, I've just naturally started eating less meat. It wasn't really on purpose, just sorta happened. Now I say about 80% of my meals are vegetarian. So why not just cut out that last 20% and call it a day?
Well I'm going to experiment a little bit. I'm going to try it for a week. See - I still love to eat fish, and shrimp, and the occasional slice of bacon. So I don't want to set myself up for failure. Let's just get our feet wet for now.
In honor of this new quest, I went grocery shopping today to stock pile on meatless goodies. Man, grocery shopping as a vegetarian - It's fun! haha! I was in the produce section for at least 30 minutes, and by the time I left, my cart was nearly completely full! So I'm excited to try some new dishes, experiment and really see where I will go in this new meatless world of mine.
Oh yeah - you might be wondering why I am choosing to do this. Well, it's not just one reason. Obviously, I want to eat healthy and I think this is a great way to really incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet. But also, the animal rights thing. It does bother me at times, I really just try not to think about it. I start to feel guilty otherwise and lose my appetite. And lastly, I am always up for a new challenge!
So if anyone reads this and is or has been a vegetarian and has any tips, comments, or recipes - Please share them! I'm eager to learn :)