I must know, who else is a vegetarian out there!?

This month of April marks my husband and I being vegetarians for THREE years! Wow, I can’t believe it but I’m SO happy and impressed. There are a few things I want to clear up though.

NO- I did NOT force him to do this. We watched the SAME documentary which I will resource below, and we studied the same things to make the decision. Oh we are soooo blind as a society to how our food is ‘made’. It’s behind some very, very, very closed & sealed VERY tightly shut doors that I will never open for this family again. My daughter has the right to eat what she wants when she grows up, but I will not put that in her body, it’s just our decision but I will never judge her if she chooses otherwise down the road.

NO- It is not terribly hard! You couldn’t even imagine nowadays how many substitutes are there. We eat philly cheesesteaks, turkey/ham/balogna sandwiches, meatballs, hotdogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, fried chicken, italian sausage, sun dried tomato & basil sausage, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, riblets, beef cubes for skewers, YOU NAME IT. It’s incredible food without the extra grease and for us, without the guilt. Some people may really have a hard time transitioning though, it’s not for everyone, but I can assure you there are so many wonderful alternatives out there worth trying even if you aren’t a vegetarian, just to substitute once a week may make a difference for you!

NO- We are not hippies, feeble or depleted or lacking vitamins. The hardest part of being vegetarian is answering all of the poorly-thought out questions people ask. “Where do you get your protein?” Oh that question. I know this is craaaazy, but there is lots of protein in things that didn’t use to have a heart beating inside of it, I promise! LOL! There are ‘bad’ vegetarians out there too that eat lots and lots of sugar and junk, so it’s not always a healthy lifestyle but you should watch what you’re eating just like ANY diet.

Again, I don’t judge anyone for what they eat or don’t eat. I will say that after seeing the documentary Earthlings – I will NEVER buy a puppy from a breeder, go to the circus, wear fur, eat meat and I try to pick products that are free from animal testing. It’s not hard to make kind choices by slowly cutting out one thing at a time. Everyone is different though & you have the right to do absolutely anything you want to do, I do NOT judge!

They say vegetarians save 100 animals lives a year. Between us, we’re at 600 so far. VERY proud, it’s a cause that means a heck of a lot to us…so thank you to those who have truly supported us!

Happy Friday from our little baby whale with her rolls & spout! 🙂

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4 replies on “Hello Vegetarians? | Friends + Photography Fridays

  1. I love this! I commend you and your hubby. I haven’t seen that video you mentioned, but I’m going to check it out. I’ve been working on transitioning to veggie, even considered vegan, slowly getting there but loving the decision. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love this! I’ve been vegan for 11.5 years and vegetarian for 3 years before that. Hoping the fiance will change once we live together.

  3. I watched the link you provided and BAM it was that clear. STOP eating meat, but it’s SO much more than that!! You’re 100% correct when you say people ask a lot of silly questions. Most of Morning Star’s products are very high in protein!!! I get this “Sooo, what DO you eat?” ughhh!! Congratulations on your 3 years!! 🙂

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