In the year 2018 life as a vegetarian is so easy! Compared to 10 years ago, or even 1 year ago, it seems so simple even normal to forgo the meat during a family dinner, a business luncheon, or at a social gathering with friends. With the prevalence of fake meats, almond milks, and activist organizations the message of going meatless is growing increasingly popular in every day society!
Although this mindset is very prominent these days, many people who want to give this lifestyle a chance don’t really know how or where to start. Don’t worry, Linds can help!
- Ask Yourself Why
One of the most important questions to ask yourself before you embark on this lifestyle is, why? Going vegetarian isn’t just extremely healthy for your body and mind, it’s also extremely healthy for the environment. If you would like to know more about the huge role the meat and dairy industries play in Earth’s environmental issues go check out my other post Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret.
- Start Eating Vegetarian One Day of the Week
And then eventually start incorporating more vegetarian meals throughout the week! By starting slowly it will be easier for your body and mind to acclimate.
- Find Interesting and Tasty Recipes
Make cooking your vegetarian meals fun by branching out of your food comfort zone. There are so many delicious vegetarian recipes for any dish you can think of! These days if you could eat it with meat, you can eat it vegetarianized! Craving a burger? Here’s 11 of the best veggie burger recipes. Some chicken wings? Try these tasty meatless wings!
- Cut Out All Red and Processed Meats First
The easiest way to ease yourself off of eating meat is to cut out all red meat first. Red and processed meats are some of the most unhealthy meats one can eat and have been classified as a Group 1 and 2A carcinogens by the World Health Organization.
- Next Cut Out Pork, Chicken, and Fish
After cutting out red meat from your diet, these three will be a piece of cake!
- Try Fake Meats
If you ever start to crave the taste of meat but don’t have the time to make your own meatless dish you can go to any local grocery store and check out their vegetarian section! My favorite “meatless” brands are Gardein and Morning Star.
The vegetarian lifestyle is so easy and rewarding, and becoming increasingly popular in all societies.