So, the title of this post may be somewhat…contradictory. Well yes technically vegetarianism is the stric
For the majority of my life I’ve eaten meat, veggies, fruit and pretty much every other food group. I never slowed down to take a look at how much or how little I was eating of each of them. Until one day I found myself pondering if I really was eating a balanced diet. This is when I turned my research and many nights on Google searching for the perfect vegetarian meal plan.
But why vegetarian?
The answer is actually quite simple. I get much more vegetables and fruit in my diet than I ever have in my life. I will add some meat to certain dishes to round it all out but I’m noticing that my diet has been getting much more green and leafy. I do believe it would be a benefit for people to take a look at what’s on their plate. Maybe some of you already do and kudos! But for those of you who seem to notice that McDonalds seems to be on the menu (or another fast food joint) most of your nights, read on my friends…read on.
By encompassing your focus on a vegetarian menu you’re already setting yourself up for, of course, more veggies. This will not only give you needed boosts of energy but can also lead to a much healthier lifestyle and less clogged arteries. Your body is your own. Take care of it and feed it well. The majority of tasks that our body carries out from day to day require nutrients and there is an abundance of them in a vegetarian diet. By adding in smaller portions of meat you are setting yourself up for an amazingly balanced diet. You will get your protein in and the vegetables.
Now, if you are a vegetarian for the animal rights end of it then you will obviously be sticking to a much stricter diet which will need to be supplemented with other sources of protein like beans, nuts and soy products. If you are new to vegetarianism then the following website will be an excellent place for you to start.
I stumbled upon this blog via Google and this woman has really made my life simple. She has two months worth of vegetarian dishes (Complete with weekly shopping lists) and she even has one omnivorous month of eating. This is such a life-saver when it comes to busy living because the list is already made!
So if you’d like to take a look and get some more veggies in your diet then this website is worth a look. She also has many posts about greener living too which are great to take a look at if you’re trying to become more environmentally friendly.
Happy eating 🙂
Note: All of the recipes can be made with or without meat so feel free to experiment!