Monday, March 29, 2010

Meatless Monday

Lately I have noticed a lot of people on twitter and the blogs I read talking about eating vegan or vegetarian.

Jenny from Among The Blooms wrote a post about her goal of eating vegan for a week. NaVe from So Crazy I'm Sane wrote a post about her doctor recommending a vegan diet and how she is trying to find a way to make that work for her. Becca from Liberal Granola Girl's Blog has been talking to her husband about eating vegetarian.

Adam and I have been eating mostly vegetarian for about a year and a half now. We're not perfect with it, but we do it most of the time. Adam is 6'6" and looks like a football player. So much so that strangers come up to him on a regular basis and ask him if he plays football. He was a big meat eater when I met him and I would never have guessed that someday he would be vegetarian. I am really impressed with his dedication to not eating meat. Most days he is the one keeping me on track.

We plan on raising our children vegetarian. I am excited for them because they will grow up enjoying foods like beans, tofu, tempeh, and lots of veggies. It's a lot harder to change the way you eat at age 30.

As a way of keeping myself on track, and helping others that may be interested, my blog will be participating in Meatless Monday. Going completely vegetarian may be something you don't think you can do, but everybody can go meatless one day a week!!

For more information:

Why meatless?
Why Monday?
Vegetarian Resource Group

Every Monday I will write about what we are having for dinner.
Today we are going to start out real easy:
Yesterday Adam hard boiled organic, cage free/free range eggs and tonight we are having egg salad sandwiches on rolls with lettuce. If I was thinking ahead, I would have bought alfalfa sprouts to put on the sandwiches. We will also be having fresh green beans and I will be steaming them in our vegetable steamer. Oh, and we have a whole pineapple that needs to be cut up so we will probably be having that tonight too.
Anybody else having a Meatless Monday??


  1. Awesome post! And thank you for the mention! I will try to stet participating in meatless mondays as well... I think it's a great idea!

  2. I would totally like to do a meatless day..but I need to find meatless alternatives that I actually LIKE! (I'm so picky) I get that I can do pasta but can only do that so much right? So I will look forward to any meatless monday ideas you have!

  3. oh yum! I am not a vegetarian but I love all the meat alternatives out there like tofu and tempeh. I have a bff who is vegetarian transitioning to vegan and she comes over for dinner a lot so I get in lots of yummy meatless meals :)

  4. Wow, that's great! I would love to be a vegetarian (and would even consider being a vegan) if it weren't for my husband. He's a big meat eater and I'm not sure I could get him to convert.

  5. wow - you are awesome. I could NEVER give up meat. I prefer that to veggies any day. Heck I had a chicken fried steak at lunch! I am trying to eat more veggies though and have figured out I don't mind tofu. I think it's great that's what you are going to do with the kids cause me eating veggies when I was younger didn't happen. Now it's hard to force myself to like them!

  6. Lisa, you are so awesome! Unfortunately we're doing the opposite... the hubs and I are doing Atkins/South Beach/low carb. But we're trying to get mostly veggies in, but there's a lot of meat.

    I'm such a picky eater, I worry I wouldn't be able to do vegetarian... I don't like eggs, tofu, anything too exotic... not to mention I hate cooking. Which explains why I am a fluffy bunny now anyways!

    You rock, as always. Good luck!

  7. Thanks for the mention! I'm slowly catching up on blogs since the move. I definitely going to start participating in Meatless Mondays! The funny thing is, when I started thinking about what I eat I generally eat vegetarian all day until dinner. In fact, if P isn't home for dinner I usually eat vegetarian then, too. Moving to Co Springs and having a Whole Foods should definitely make it easier for us.

    I can't wait to read your recipes and check out those links!