One day I came up with the great idea to stop eating meat for the week. That was 3 years ago. 3 years ago today actually.
I would love to say that I stopped eating meat because of animal rights or some cool thing like that, but the truth is that I stopped because I realized I felt better when I didn’t eat it, I slept better, I had more energy, I got sick less often.
However it hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine, being the only vegetarian in the house can be a pain sometimes. Having to cook two separate meals can be annoying. I admit, some nights I’m so tired that after cooking a chicken meal for the family I am left eating a grilled cheese or something. I have even done meal planning, and go shopping, and totally forget to come up with a second meal for myself, again grilled cheese to the rescue!
This is probably the part when you are waiting for me to drop some wisdom about all the wonderful things I have learned in the last 3 years on this vegetarian journey, so here it goes: Kale is yummy.
Yup, that is about it. Sorry. I loved all fruits and vegetables before this, and would rather eat a salad any day, but with that being said, I still never tried Kale before this. I put Kale in my fruit smoothies, veggie stir fry, chilli, and salads. I have yet to try Kale chips.
One question I always get asked is when will I eat meat again? Honestly I have no idea. I never set out to stop eating meat completely, and honestly sometimes when I am BBQing steak for the family, it can be hard to resist.
For now I will continue to BBQ my veggies while the family enjoys steak. Lucky me.
I am always on the look out for good vegetarian recipes, so you if you know any, pass them along!