Saturday, January 7, 2012

Playin' Vegetarian - Day 2

Day 2 of my vegetarian experiment was a tough one. I don't eat a steak at every meal, but it is amazing how much meat I am not getting to eat.

Add to that living with my folks and say hello to a migraine. I have not shared with them my little adventure because quite honestly, it would lead to too many questions. Mom has seen To Catch a Predator one too many times and she firmly believes the internet is full of evil and bad people.  All of those bad evil people are specifically out to get *me* in her mind, so it is best to talk about the internet as little as possible.

One thing about this whole vegetarian thing that has struck me is how little in the way of fruits and vegetables that I consume. Sure I make a salad for lunch, but it usually has some turkey or bacon or happy little pepperonis on it. Veggies alone are a change. 

The big challenge so far is trying new things. While I am a fan of every cooking show there is, I am also about as white bread as it gets. To me, a big change is trying a red pepper instead of a green one. I mean, let's face it, that is crazy talk. My parents are the same way, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree I suppose.

I went to lunch with some friends and I tried to stretch my wings a little. I tried some hummus, which is ok when I don't think about what it is. I tried some falafel (yuck). Although, that taught me that not all things fried are tasty.

I'm trying to stock the house with more fruits and veggies, but I will tell you, it is pricey. Part of me wants to put a halt to this and just get a salisbury steak tv dinner.

After two days, I'm not feeling any health benefits, just an overall crankiness.

Two down, five to go.

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