In July I decided to start going Meatless on Mondays. I wanted to find a new way to challenge myself in the kitchen and knew about some of the health benefits. Since then I have become phasing in more and more meatless meals. It began slowly and have developed into being pretty much a 2/3 Vegetarian. I often (not always) go meatless at breakfast and lunch with the majority of dinners involving meat. One of my goals is to go vegetarian for a week (and perhaps for a month).
Since going Meatless I have noticed serveral things:
- I don't miss meat very much. I've made many typical meat meals meatless and they're often just as good. Check out my interview with Husband.
- I may not crave meat but I do still crave protein. I am working to incorporate other beans, dairy products and nuts into my diet.
- There are a lot of really great vegetarian options at options that I really never noticed before.
- Although it has become routine in my life (and Husband's too) some people have really weird reactions to me explaining why I'm not eating as much meat.
Today's EATS and Exercise
B: 3/4 cup Heart-to-Heart, 1/2 cup milk, chopped apple
S: 2 trash crackers, Stoneyfield strawberry yogurt, 14 almonds
L: flat wrap, 1/2 avocado, green peppers, sprouts with spinach and apple
S: Cliff Z bar
E: cardio/interval class
D: salad, grilled cheese slim sandwich, 1 cup veggie chili
d: Dove chocolate