I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years. I initially stopped eating meat when I became aware of how animals were being treated, but my improved health has kept me from eating meat since.
Not only can a vegetarian diet be beneficial to your health, but it can also help increase energy levels. When following a vegetarian diet, you may notice a decrease in blood pressure as well as sugar levels. While many believe that being a vegetarian can limit food choices, this is simply not the case. In fact, many vegan recipes taste better than their meat counterparts.
I try to make as many meals from scratch as I can, although there are many times I purchase vegetarian frozen food, such as breakfast sausages and hamburgers.
One of the brands I love is Gardein. I use their Teriyaki Chick’n Strips when I make cesear salad. You can check for easy vegan recipes from Gardein on their site.
If you’re thinking of cutting meat out of your diet, start slowly and look for alternatives, which are more plentiful now than when I started. Start by swapping out two meat based meals a week and gradually increase.
Becoming a vegetarian is not as hard as you might think, and the benefits that come from a meat-less diet can improve your health.