I know that it’s sometimes difficult to shed a habit so much ingrained in us such as eating animal products. Especially when we were raised with the belief and within a society that promotes healthy eating with eating meat and other animal products.
If you were to tell me 12 years ago that I was going to be a vegetarian and that I would be writing a blog sharing my recipes and experiences with the world, I would have laughed in the face of whoever told me that then. But destiny has proven to be different and being vegetarian I have found a whole world filled with happiness and health. And that’s what I want for you all…
But I do not pretend that a decision that big should be taken lightly… the decision to become vegetarian needs to come truly from within. That’s why I would like for you to try consciously to think about eating 3 meals in a day without any animal products… no red meat, no chicken, no pork, no bacon, no fish, no seafood, no eggs – nothing of that nature just one day a week.
It’s not that difficult… this blog is filled with recipes that do not include any of those. And in line with my previous post on MeatFree Mondays, it’s not also a great way to see that you can indeed feed and nourish yourself but here are some other benefits of not eating meat products once a week:
- Animal products/meats are much harder to digest than vegetable-based foods
- Animal products are many times associated with constipation
- It’s a way to contribute in the reduction of green house gases, and contribute to the helath of our planet.
- And we should create a new habit of thinking that RICE or even a SALAD is the focal point of our dinner plate, not a piece of meat.
Here are a few of our most popular recipes to help you kick-start your menu imagination…