I haven’t spoken about this over social media yet but a week ago Isaac & I decided to go vegetarian (I’ll go into why later in this post). I thought I’d jump on here and do a little write up on how it’s going. I’ve called this ‘week one’ however I’m unsure how often there will be an update. Let’s jump in.
Why the change?
So this isn’t a post telling you to go vegetarian or vegan or to give up meat altogether but more so about my experience. For the past 6 months I haven’t been enjoying meat. The texture and taste just hasn’t been getting me excited (apart from bacon…) therefore we’d be eating 3 meals out of the week as a vegetarian dish. I also did a brief stint with no meat for about a week a couple of months ago with Isaac still cooking meat. And that was hard. I guess because we were eating different meals to each other… It just felt forced. Then we were driving down the highway last week and I saw a huge truck full of crates with chickens squished in and they looked so scared. I can feel you guys laughing at me, and as I typed this I’m smiling because I know that my reaction is drastic, but I just didn’t like seeing that. Once we were home I said to Isaac I want to seriously try this vegetarian thing and he, as always, was supportive. The next day I went and bought another vegetarian cookbook. At this point I didn’t realise Isaac wanted to give it a go with me but as we discussed it further he adid which made me SO excited because it is really tough doing it in a household where others are eating and cooking meat (even though I think this time around I would’ve done it). Isaac has always enjoyed meat but he loves cooking so he would like to learn how to cook vegetarian meals more. We both are guienely interested on how the change will affect our bodies and how we feel as well.
Week one experience
The week just gone is the first week we’ve gone vegetarian and honestly I was sick for 3 days of it so I lived off toast and vegetable stock with noodles in for those three days. For those of you who don’t know we do a comprehensive meal plan every Sunday for the week ahead and have done for almost a year now. It just means we do one big shop, although now we’re eating vegetables more we may need to split it into two shops we’ll see, and it saves us alot of money. Isaac still ate everything we’d planned, taking the leftovers to work instead of his usual meat sandwich. I found the transition pretty easy. When I was sick I craved the chicken noodle soup Isaac usually makes for me but the vegetable one was great and I couldn’t taste much anyway!
One of my main concerns with going vegetarian was the fear that I wouldn’t feel fully satisfied after a meal. I don’t know why. I just felt like without meat meals wouldn’t feel as hearty. Boy was I wrong! I don’t think once I was left feeling unsatisfied after my meal. We’ve been eating alot of quinoa, eggplants, sweet potato and lentils so I guess they’re pretty filling foods!
Why not vegan?
I have a feeling I might get a few questions in the comments why we’re not going vegan and honestly it’s just unrealistic for us. Isaac will never go vegan (he doesn’t believe it) but maybe one day I will… After all I don’t consume much diary at the moment anyway. One of our pet hates are people who preach veganism and their beliefs onto others – like they know it all. Although I respect those who choose to go vegan I still feel funny about it. Where do you draw the line? You may choose not to wear real leather but the pleather jacket you buy in it’s place maybe made in a factory in China where the working conditions aren’t great. So for now veganism isn’t on the cards and we’re happy just trying our best of vegetarian. Of course, share your opinions below in the comments.
We’re also going to be doing a weekly vlog once our camera arrives over on our Youtube channel so we’ll share more of what we eat on that.
Are any of you vegetarian? Any tips or favourite resources for us to look at?
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