As I’m reading more on the subject of vegetarianism, I am learning ways to get started on my journey to a meat-free way of life. The truth is, right now I am not ready to go cold turkey with the meat products. I have decided that after tonight’s meal I will not be eating red meat. I had a nice juicy grilled steak cooked medium rare on Saturday night. It was delicious too. Sunday night I had pizza with pepperoni. Tonight we’ll have a taco bake using ground beef (which could easily be subbed with ground chicken or turkey or just plain old refried beans). I am not a wasteful person and so I can’t just pitch all my red meat. However, after tonight it will be gone and I can send the leftovers with Rich to work.
Next on my list is going to be ridding my diet of all meat besides fish and seafood. Maybe in a few weeks. In the meantime, I will strive to have 2 or 3 all vegetarian days a week. Call it weening if you’d like. It’s sort of the same concept.
My hope is that one day I can become an authentic vegetarian. Maybe? I am struggling over the fish and seafood restriction. There are so many healthy benefits to having fish that eliminating it seems silly to me (since I am a person who isn’t striving to be a vegetarian b/c of the animals). Maybe I’ll be a pescetarian for awhile. I know that some people will say “not a real vegetarian”. Whatever. It is a step in the right direction, and I am willing to learn new ways of preparing food for myself and my family. Plus, I can’t imagine never eating sushi again. I love sushi!
So, that’s the plan as of today. I am looking forward to our trip to the farmer’s market. I was going to go this morning, but I think I’ll do my dry ingredient run to the regular grocery store today. I need some whole grains and I should probably pick up some tofu too. Oh, and fish. We are out of fish.
What are you doing
to be a healthier you?