30 Day Veggie Challange

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge

    A few weeks ago I made the mistake of allowing my wife to show me a documentary she had watched.  The documentary was called Earthlings.  A link to their website can be found on the home page, or the documentary itself can be found on YouTube, simply by searching Earthlings.  Without going to in depth into the documentary itself, it does a good job of raising awareness to where our food actually comes from.  This prompted my desire to make some changes to the way I eat.  I decided to go vegetarian for 30 days while I figured out some new mindful ways of eating.  My challenge will be finished on Wednesday and I have to say some things were very easy others were a little tricky.

Not eating meat was not that hard to give up.  What I did find a little tricky, was consuming enough food that I felt full without eating a ton of carbs.  I am somewhat of a picky eater as is.  Tofu is not an option for me, neither are black bean burgers.  I decided to convert some of my favorite meals to vegetarian meals and the results were wonderful.

1. Vegetable Stir Fry

I cut up a package of asparagus, 3 carrots, 2 zucchini, 1 onion, 2 green peppers, broccoli and edamame

All I did was steam the vegetables for 15 minutes add a stir fry sauce and serve over a bed of rice noodles.  This meal was amazing and very hearty.  I didn’t feel hungry afterward, it will remain in the family dinner rotation for sure.

2. Vegetable Fajitas

Not much needed here other than a few recommendations.  Try adding spinach and mushrooms.

I would really love to hear some of your suggestions and recipes as I continue looking for ways to eat more mindfully.


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