So after a few fun posts, I want to get back on track with the Go Green Challenge! I was inspired to write this after recently making a change in my diet and becoming a pescatarian (I don’t eat meat, but I eat fish). After some encouragement from my sister, who became vegan this year, I started becoming more aware of my personal choices and how they effect the environment. I realized I can no longer support the meat industry for moral and environmental reasons and I encourage you each to do your own research about the subject.
I have been a vegetarian a number of times throughout my life, but always went back to eating meat for different reasons, but mainly because I wasn’t eating a balanced diet. I think I have found a good compromise for myself right now, and I hope that this post gives you an opportunity to examine your own eating habits.
Reduce Animal Products
- Environmental benefits
- Health benefits
- Saves you money!
- Cut down to a level YOU are comfortable with. I don’t want to preach to anyone here. If this means cutting out meat one day a week, then that is a great step! My husband, who is a meat lover, just pledged to do Meatless Mondays, and I am so proud of him! The idea is to be aware of the results of your consumption and how it affects the environment and your body.
- Here is a list of non-animal sources of protein
- Here’s a study as to why reducing animal products is better for our diet and for the environment
- Here’s an article about it
- For ideas on vegan cooking, I use Pinterest and the rest of the internet! Just make sure that in attempt to replace meat, you don’t buy processed vegetarian/vegan products. It’s best to read the ingredients of what you’re buying.
Let me know in the comments what vegetarian or vegan food you love to cook, I could always use more ideas!