Update on vegetarian eating
Just wanted to share some insights since my last post on how I eat vegetarian unintentionally quite a bit!
I’ve gone through my meals this week and so far, the only time I had meat was that burger my husband made Monday night. Unless you count tuna, which I had at lunch on Tuesday.
I think as I’m becoming more of a natural foods eater, its easy to drift that way. I’m really into fresh fruits and veggies right now and I’m also refining (no pun intended) my whole grains selections too, I want the best! I definitely get enough protein, I eat high protein greek yogurt, tofu, seafood (tuna + salmon), nuts, nut butters, beans, etc. So I don’t feel like I’m hungry because I’m not eating meat, which has happened to me in the past.
I know I still love grilled chicken, I just haven’t had the opportunity to eat it yet this week. I also like to put turkey sausage in my spaghetti sauce whenever I have pasta for dinner.
To sum this all up, I don’t and am not going to totally avoid meat, I’m just very aware that I don’t naturally eat it or go out of my way to include it in my daily diet. I’m also going to continue to alternate between dairy milk and milk substitutes. Right now, I’m using almond breeze which is pretty good but low in protein. I usually get cow’s milk whenever my husband eats cereal, so the alternation usually depends on him. I love soy milk and really enjoyed the So Delicious coconut milk as well. I hope to try more varieties in the future!
Happy Friday 🙂