My road to vegetarianism . . . maybe???

Ok, if you follow me on Instagram (@pjacksone) you have seen me posting food lately. What’s the difference in what I’m posting now and what has been posted in the past? It’s a little – no a lot healthier.

I am a self proclaimed Struggling Pescatarian.  For those of you that don’t know what a Pescatarian is, the easiest description is a person that eats like a vegetarian only they include seafood, milk and cheese.  That is the basic definition.  Now there will be those that argue that you are not truly eating like a vegetarian unless you are only eating fruits, nuts and vegetables. I haven’t been in the game long enough to argue the points and specifics and I certainly don’t want to get into a verbal food fight with anyone. I’m not going to say that I haven’t eaten any junk, I have. I’m new, cut me some slack. LOL!

It’s been almost 2 months of no meat except seafood.  This is the longest I have ever gone. This was my 5th attempt at it but with my 50th birthday fast approaching (Nov 3rd), I knew I had to do something about my health and stick to it. I’m not doing this for weight loss.  If I don’t lose a pound, I’m ok, but I have lost a couple of pounds.  Not enough for anyone to notice, but I have noticed a couple of things fitting looser.

I must admit, I went to a friend’s house Saturday and I had not eaten all day (it was noon) and I ate an empenada.  I think there was meat inside.  I was starving and she offered.  I know now that I have to keep healthy snacks in my purse for instances like that. I have selfish reasons for doing this, I’m not hugging trees or running out to save the animals.  If both happens during the journey then that’s a bonus. I just want to be the best me I can be. I just have heard so much about people having diseases because of the meat that we eat and I want to grow old gracefully with minimal health issues.

I have been following some vegetarians and vegans on YouTube and Instagram and I’m just trying to find recipes so I can have more options of what to eat.  I was subscribed to Green Chef but it was so expensive because I was the only one eating it.  Hubby nibbled but I would still have to buy groceries for them so it became to expensive.  I have noticed that if I just make the same meal for me less the meat then it’s more economical.

Last night, they (hubby and son) ordered Papa Johns.  Even though one of the pizzas was cheese, I had my mind made up that I was going to make myself homemade veggie burgers and sweet potato fries.  My featured image is the black bean burgers in the pan.

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I’ve been trying to do smoothies most mornings, it’s quick and easy with frozen fruit.  I was trying to do fresh fruit and frozen fruit but the fresh fruit spoils so quickly.  I don’t have money to throw away so I’ve just been using frozen fruit since last week.

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So I say all of this to say, please support me in my efforts.  If you have recipes to share please let me know.  Follow me and I’ll follow you. If you have an Instagram, YouTube, etc to share that will provide more information for me on how to navigate this journey painlessly, then please share.

 

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