I like to think of myself as a generally healthy eater. We make most of our food from scratch and we don’t really eat any processed faux foods. We eat lots of fruits and veggies and I have been weaning my husband off of his beef habit. The amount of beef that he grew up eating is pretty astounding and there have been some consequences of this within his family that I would like him to avoid. I want my husband to break this cycle and be “the healthier one”. Of course I also want my kids to be healthy eaters when they leave the nest.
My mother was a vegetarian for the most part when I was growing up. We would eat fish and occasionally chicken but I never considered myself vegetarian. I ate meat at my friends’ and family’s houses. As an adult I also am not a vegetarian but I still wasn’t a huge red meat eater until meeting my husband. I also have never been this sluggish, tired, depressed, and fat.
I am making the decision now, whether The Husband likes it or not, to cut meat out of our diet except for seafood. I guess that would mean that technically I am trying to go Pescetarian. With the move to Colorado good seafood is harder to come by than in New England and it’s far more expensive so it will really only be an occasional treat.
I’m not going to go cold turkey because that never works for me since I miss the thing I’m cutting out more when I suddenly tell myself that I can’t have it anymore, but I am going to add one more vegetarian meal per week, then another, and another. This way The Husband may not notice too much either. I know that he will never become a vegetarian since, unlike me, it’s a concept that is so foreign to him with the way he was brought up, but thankfully he is much more open to meatless meals now. Baby steps. K-Dub barely eats meat as it is aside from pork and chicken which has to have applesauce on it so this will actually make feeding him much easier.
Even if you’re not a vegetarian yourself, do you have any great vegetarian recipes or resources?