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7/19/11 10:52 A

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To me, the most important part of this diet change is thinking about what I'm eating. As a poor college student, I'll need to be flexible about my meat consumption, especially on my budget. The occasional bit of chicken or bacon won't hurt me--I just mainly want to cut out red meat. I will try it with turkey sausage one time, though, that might be good. Turkey bacon is a decent substitute, I've had it before, but it's not the same.

Remember there are shades of gray everywhere. Not everything is black and white.

Love knows no regrets.


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7/19/11 10:38 A

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One of my favorite recipes has Italian sausage in it. I quit making it when I quit red meat... but there must be a way to substitute and get pretty close to the same flavor... maybe turkey sausage...?

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JESSIREADS's Photo JESSIREADS Posts: 80
7/19/11 9:39 A

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Well, chicken is still on my list mostly because of my 2 favorite dishes: Chicken, noodles, and mashed potatoes (with corn), and chicken/bacon alfredo casserole. Yum! I won't give it up for that! lol

I guess I also won't give up the occasional bacon, either, if I like my chicken/bacon casserole so much...

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Love knows no regrets.


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7/19/11 9:30 A

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Howdy Jessi,

I'm glad you found us. I am in the same boat. I would like to be a pescatarian and maybe some day a true vegetarian, but I do eat chicken on occasion to keep the family happy.

Rob

I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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7/19/11 12:05 A

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Hi Jessi! Welcome to the team! I like the pesci approach too and might get back to that eventually (currently also eat chicken and turkey).

~JODROX~


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JESSIREADS's Photo JESSIREADS Posts: 80
7/18/11 5:37 P

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I'm Jessi and I've been curious about the vegetarian lifestyle for some time, now. I want to become a vegetarian mainly for the health benefits, but I know that if I totally cut out meat without adding something more for the protein levels I'm going to be totally missing the "nutritious" point of becoming a vegetarian.

That said, I think I would like to become more of a pesci–vegetarian, mainly because I won't give up eggs and dairy but also because I like fish. (Sushi=yummy!) I'd also like to have some chicken with my family every once in a while, since that's our main meat.

I'm open to any suggestions and would love to hear about some flexitarian/vegetarian recipes!

Thanks!!

Remember there are shades of gray everywhere. Not everything is black and white.

Love knows no regrets.


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