I’d like to go vegan, but I still have milk-containing products such as hot cocoa and coffee mixes. 2 months ago
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Doing really well at this. I started eating a lot of nuts and that has helped me keep up my protein levels. 2 months ago
My challenge is to get enough protein while avoiding soy. Maybe if I buy a lot of boil in the bag Indian food that will keep me healthy. 2 months ago
Made my desicion to become vegetarian yesterday. It was kind of in the spur of the moment, relatively random. But today I plan on doing more resarch to back up my desicion. I have the “earthlings”video loading.
Went down to the food market, got alot of fresh veggies. Spinach, brocoli, zuchini, onions,tomatoes,some fruits, pasta,etc etc. Now Im just not sure what to make? Any suggestions for an easy beginner veggie meals? Pleaseee!
Im excited about my new journey. Ive “tried” being vegetarian before..but never really commited. I want to commit this time. Hope to hear everyones experiences through the journey of being vegetarian! :) 2 years ago
I’ve been pescetarian for about 5 years now (the only meat i’ve eaten is fish) but I no longer want to live my life feeling guilty after every tuna sandwich! So that’s it… no more eating seafood, I’ll just have to stick to quorn, tofu, nuts and pulses for protein. My little goldfishes will be proud of me :) 2 years ago
Ive been vegetarian for about three months now :D i gave up meat because at school its really discusting and i didnt really eat that much anyway so i though “Why not..?”
so here i am ive lose some weight im happy :D i barely eat anything now apart from bread and apples but i love being veggie! People find it so interesting! Lol ^^ keep up the good work :D 2 years ago
I ate meat last on Christmas day.
Since then I’ve eaten lots of Quorn based products, lentils, vegetable burgers, tofu, vegetable curries… just general nice things.
Not seeing a reason to change yet. There is very little meat based stuff that I miss or feel I will. 2 years ago
I am counting non vegetarian food as anything that comes from a dead animal. So meat, fish, gelatine, rennet… not milk or eggs, though.
On Saturday 18th December, I had Lea + Perrins sauce in a soup my uncle made because it would have been causing a giant fuss to refuse it- especially after he walked half a mile in the cold to get vegetable stock cubes, bless him…
On Saturday 25th, I ate turkey and some goose as agreed by me and my Mum, who is currently investigating nut roasts for Easter. That was the last time I plan to eat meat. 2 years ago
I was raised a vegetarian but my mom always cooked our meals. I’m just now going back to being veggie but I’ve also just learned to cook. Anyone out there know some easy veggie dishes that will also appeal to kids? I’ve got about six recipes from my mother but she went vegan a long time ago and severely limits her food choices which I don’t find healthy (limted to maybe a total of ten foods) and I’m looking for vegetarian recipes that I can diversify. Can anyone help? 3 years ago
As I had been raised strictly Filipino, my mom, and especially my grandma, did the cooking with lots of salt, meat, and rice. Becoming vegetarian gave me quite some time of mocking and really stupid questions and arguments about fish being vegetables and how vegetables were alive before we “killed them,” but the change is beautiful. Everyone should try being vegetarian for a day to open their mind to everything else given to us from the earth without feeling guilty of how it is cruelly raised.
It all started out back in January of this year, 2009, on the third Sunday. I came up with my New Year’s Resolution after I chewed and immediately spat out a piece of beef during dinner. Voila, idea; I’ll give up meat for the year. I’m allergic to chicken and pork, so beef appeared to be no problem to give up. The next day, I figured I could give up fish as well. The following Saturday, the night of formal, I ate out with them at a restaurant and easily chose something with no meat in it. I contemplated on whether or not to give up cheese as well, but I decided to take this change of life style one step at a time. I got pasta, and so did everyone else. I practically murdered everyone who did not finish their food, and gladly took their pasta and some of their meat for my dad, because my mom made him “come” with us. Easy Peasy.
My mom was not very supportive, because she is Filipino and is convinced that I’ll die if I don’t eat meat or fish. I don’t listen to her anyways, and I’m glad I didn’t give up because of her word. She’s diabetic and barely does anything about it, and I’ve learned from experience, as well as the experiences of others, that is it not a good idea to listen to her advice. I understood that fish is good for you, but I also heard that it will run out in half a decade or so, so oh well for me; this is the biggest New Years Resolution I could ever carry out for a whole year, let alone come up with.
One time, I needed to prepare my dad something for dinner, and I found a can of clam chowder, so I boiled that for him. He asked if I wanted any, and he looked worried, so I tried eating some. The clams were way too small, so I looked at him and said “I give up.” I gave up on eating anything with meat in it at all. Good thing I’m a pretty lazy person when it comes to picking stuff out, cause I’m usually someone who doesn’t waste ANYTHING and even try to make other people eat whatever is not. If the poor animal died because of us, I believe we have the duty to use the whole animal, as the Native Americans respected the animals they hunted. We should all be Native Americans, but that would be a little too hard now since everything’s already blow up into industry and what not. Maybe there could be a come back?
Well, after a couple months, I finally tried a veggie burger and started out with the Garden Burgers. Those were good, and when I tried Boca Burgers I stuck with those, even though it smelled very much like meat. It took a while to get used to, but I did not eat these often. I had fun bringing them to bbqs, showing off my strength!! After badminton season ended in May of this year, I just ended up eating mostly bread and gained the weight back. I also began experiencing deadly bloating, thinking that I had developed an allergic reaction to peanuts or wheat, or even white flour, but I used Midol to try to counteract it, along with lots of water. Recently, I have figured out that by drinking orange juice in the morning, the acidity of the juice can balance everything out.
The number one thing I love about being vegetarian is that it has opened my mind to so many different ways to improve myself as well as the environment, and even reducing animal slaughter on a small scale or better by convincing people that moderation can save the world!! I opened myself to so many cool different ways of cooking food, like how raw vegetables contain more nutrients that boiled. Farmers Markets are amazing, and I wish I could get out of school to do groceries xD I finally got a bike after being without for almost ten years and I can get my daily exercise through that. I have become convinced that by not eating meat, maybe someone else who REALLY needs the easily absorbent protein can get it, and that is what I think I want to do in the future: distribute goods from the high-consumers to those in need.
I still have so much to explore, and I hope my younger brother can get into this movement because it could really help him counter his obesity once he finds out what sport he would want to do. You can never eat too many vegetables, as long as it is not covered in salt. Vegetables give you a lot of your daily amount of water, so you’re getting things done faster. There are so many different cultures that focus on vegetables, but I haven’t gotten much experience with them yet, but someday I will!
But one thing that I could complain about being vegetarian is that the original Garden Burger that my dad has just bought is WAY WAY WAY too salty, but it gives me a reason to LOAD UP on lettuce :D So there is no complaint about being vegetarian, haha :]. I get more energy, feel better about myself, and there is no guilt unless I eat too much cake or empty calories when I run out of vegetables. But if you go vegan, you don’t run into those problems xD I’m not vegan because that would really drive my mother crazy, and I would struggle through my loss of lovely plain yogurt. Support organic sources!
Everyone, try it out. Just make sure you eat a variety of natural foods so that you can take in ALL of the good stuff that is loaded in what comes out of the earth, and try supporting your local farmers as opposed to groceries. We can really make a difference. You don’t necessarily need meat to live, especially if you don’t do much on a daily basis, but everything good in meat is even better in fruits and vegetables, without the limit. 3 years ago