Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Turning-Over-A-New-Leaf Tuesdays (#2)

Last week I switched from cow's milk to soy milk. So far it hasn't been a problem...although I've just limited it to the milk I drink...I haven't given up ice cream yet. Baby steps. That's my motto.

This week I've decided to switch from being an omnivore to being a vegetarian. I actually started two Fridays ago and it's been a little bit tricky, but overall, not that bad. I thought it would be hard for me to find meals I would like and that would still be healthy for m but I'm doing okay so far. I've tried the MorningStar version of ground beef once, we made stuffed green peppers with that mixed in with brown rice, tomatoes, and shredded cheese. It was awesome. It was really hard to even tell the difference. Last night we had dinner at Big Bowl and I loaded up a bowl full of vegetables that they cooked up for me with brown rice and tofu. That was really good, too! I'm being conscious of trying to make sure I'm getting iron and protein by eating lots of fruits, veggies, and grains.

I have to say I feel super healthy. I completely feel like I have more energy. I wake up rested and ready to go and my body just feels happier. I'm loving it. After reading Eating Animals I have no problem wanting to switch to a vegetarian lifestyle. I feel good morally and physically.

I haven't convinced Chad to switch to being vegetarian yet...although I have influenced him to give up meat for a few meals and that's make a difference. The other day on the radio we heard that Carrie Underwood is a vegetarian and that add a little more fuel to his fire. (The guy loves Carrie Underwood...she's on his "list".)

On the menu tonight we're having chicken taco pizza (made with MorningStar pretend chicken strips)!


Kathy Lou said...

Good job! Keep up the good work. More fruits and veggies mean more grocery shopping. Not my fav, but I try.

Stephanie said...

The morning star pretend chicken patties (chik patties) and the pretend Italian sausages are my very favorite! Also, at Chili's you can get a veggie burger instead of any of the burgers (FYI).