Thinking About Becoming A Vegetarian?

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.

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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.

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  1. We are no way meatless, but we do one if not two nights of meatless dishes a week now and I love it. My husband not so much, but he goes along with it since he knows its for his health!
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  2. Cyndie says:

    I have been thinking a lot about this lately. This would be a healthy option for everyone. I was a vegetarian in high school, for a year, on a bet. I won a $100 in 1979.
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  3. I’ve gone back and forth about this for years. I don’t eat very much meat anyway, but I don’t think I could give it up completely. I’m not much of a cook and if I gave up meet I don’t know if I would be good at finding ways to replace the iron and protein. So I keep a small amount of meat in my diet.
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  4. When my teen daughter was 11-years old she decided to become a vegetarian. I was concerned about the effect the change would have on her health and development, but her pediatrician assured me it could be a very healthy lifestyle change. Two years later, she has kept pace with the growth of her peers, she’s rarely sick, and she is fit and active. It’s definitely been a good choice for her.
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