October is Vegetarian Awareness Month!
I’m not sure if you recall but I gave up meat (minus fish) on my birthday April 1st this year. I can’t believe it’s been over 6 months that I haven’t had meat. It’s my understanding I’m considered a Pescatarian but I wanted to talk a bit about being a vegetarian and why I chose to eat this way. My number one reason was to eat healthier for weight loss plus I had been reading horrific stories of how animals are being treated as they prepare to go to slaughter and since I love animals, I really wanted to try to change my lifestyle. I wanted to eat less processed foods which means more vegetables, legumes and fruit. As I said, I am not yet a full vegetarian but I sure feel that I am on my way. People can really be nasty when it comes to the food choices people make and all I have to say about that is don’t listen to them. You will know what is right for you when it’s right for you!
I would really like to find a blog, website or book that will really show me more vegetarian options. I struggle with meal planning when it comes to living a vegetarian lifestyle and would like to find easy meals to make. My hubby has been really great and has come up with wonderful vegetarian meals for me on the fly but I would like more options. I have been looking around the web for more info and found some good reads this month that I’m happy to share with you. Please do feel free to comment today and share vegetarianism tips, links, book suggestions, etc.
Here is a great blog post on eating healthy on a budget. This is one of the best reads in a long time.
And here is just a list of a few websites that I will be checking out soon.
Compassionate eating guide where you can find vegetarian restaurants in your area.
The Lazy Vegetarian blog looks like a good read and is where I found some of the links I posted above.
I have a lot of reading and learning to do!
So my question today is,
Are you a vegetarian? If so, what is your favorite meal?