Sunday, October 30, 2011

My thoughts and good Documentaries to watch

I made the choice to me semi-veg when I was 17 or 18 after reading a book(I can remember the name, come on it's been over 10 years!) that had some statistics that floored me. I started eating meat again about a year later, but it was in total moderation.

Fast forward through graduating, getting a job, getting first Apt., meeting hubby, getting married, having 1 child and 6 of his years. Then you end up with me being vegetarian again. Then trying the whole Vegan thing, that lasted about a month. I felt so good while I was vegetarian, more energy, I slept better and had an over all feeling of wellness.

I found out I was pregnant with #2 in Dec. 2010 and tried to have a veggie pregnancy but unfortunately, fruits and veggies made me totally sick for the first 4 months and I really didn't feel that I knew enough about nutrition to make sure that Baby and I were getting what we needed.

She's here now and I want very much to get back to my vegetarian lifestyle. It's been a slow process so far. I'm working on making some of my favorite meals meat free(I'm not a big fan of meat substitutions). I think I've done some pretty good ones.

I have to say, I hate the way animals are treated on big farms and the butchering process. BUT that is not my reason for wanting to avoid meat. I just don't like it that much. I have never been a fan of red meat. I feel better when I don't consume meat.

Now here are some really good food documentaries that I think everyone should watch:

Food INC.
Food Matters
Forks over Knives

These are my favorites. As soon as I get batteries back in my camera(They keep being confiscated by the males in my house for video games controllers) I will be posting the meals I'm working on. In the meantime watch the 3 documentaries.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What a slacker

I haven't posted since Nov. How lame am I? To be fair a lot has happened.
1. We are expecting baby # 2 and guess what? It's a GIRL!! WoooHooo!
2. We are expecting a baby and I was sick for 4 months
3. I was lazy(why lie, right?)

I have been eating meat occasionally. Some days I feel like I need it. As soon as the baby gets here I'm jumping back on the wagon. I think that a lot of people would wonder why I did just do a Veggie pregnancy. I have what I think is one great reason.

I didn't know enough.

I'm not an expert on getting what I need without meat when I'm not pregnant so I felt it wasn't a healthy option for baby and I. I still do a lot of my meals meat free, just not all.

My newest discovery is the Greek Salad. YUM!

I know that Feta is one of those things that you either love it or hate it. I happen to love it. If you're not a fan leave it off. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

The Slacker(I promise to be better!)