A little unknown fact about me, I am ridiculously lactose intolerant. Dairy and I do not like each other and honestly, never have. I didn’t figure this out until my 30s, so it has sort of been life changing.
Meat and dairy are bad. Period. There is research that shows it, studies that prove it and doctors who know it. So, after watching the film, What the Health, I committed to get myself back on track. Quit the food that was hurting me, literally and figuratively.
So, with my wife on board and my kids a bit unhappy, I gave meat and dairy the boot for the last time. My crew has not completely cut meat out of their diet but, my wife has SIGNIFICANTLY reduced her intake and my kiddos have agreed to as well.
I hate the vegan stigma. I don't do it to save puppies (but honestly, I would definitely save puppies), I don't buy vegan clothing and all that jazz. I just want myself and my family to be as healthy as possible. Plant based isn’t this bizarre way to eat, it's eating fresh foods. I don't feel deprived. I look forward to eating; I don't miss the meat or the upset stomach and pain that came with dairy. It's a sustainable way to live and thrive in the only body you have.So, if you're feeling a bit adventurous give it a try. Here is some food porn for your viewing pleasure.
Some of our recent meals:
|TLT- Tofu, Lettuce and Tomato with Guac|
|Vegan Spaghetti Sauce|
|"Pulled" Jack fruit sandwich with sweet potato fries|
|Spicy Black Bean Burger|
|Stir Fry with Vegan Beef substitute|
We have bombarded our Pinterest up lately, with vegan recipes and honestly (with the exception for Falafel Meatballs) everything has been delicious. If you don't yet, follow my Pinterest board (link on the side) and get some recipes to try at home!
My advice is have Meatless Monday, play with some recipes and see what you think. You may just like it!