Hold the Meat…for Now
So two months ago I was minding the business that pays me and scrolling Facebook when I came face to screen with this disgusting video of pulsating meat. Y’all! It made (and still does every time I think of it) my skin crawl. Somehow in that same session a video of fish, sliced open and being prepped to cook but still flailing, also came up. You know how algorithms and related content work. I was so distraught that I said f* all meat that day and here we are. It has been a challenging venture. I’m not labeling myself as vegetarian because the right temptation might make me fold. I’m just meatless at the moment. But now that I’m two months in this thang, I wanted to share a few thoughts.
- It’s not as hard as many think, but it’s not easy. You have to be creative and open minded with food. If you’re not a veggie eater or super picky I don’t think you could hang. I hate black beans, which is in almost every veggie dish so I have to find alternatives but I’m managing.
- Eating out is HARD. It’s amazing how limited options are considering the increase in vegetarian and vegan eaters. Restaurants will serve fries and call themselves vegetarian friendly. It’s so frustrating! So I glaze over menus before I agree to go out which also helps me meal plan and stay on track. I also try and pick the restaurant to make sure I can eat. I mean, I can make a meal of rum and cranberry, but that’s not always cute.
- Yes it’s expensive but tolerable. What sux for me is that the Mr. didn’t give up shit so we are still buying meat plus meat alternatives and more produce for me. Meat alternatives aren’t super expensive, you just get super small portions compared to the real thing at the same price.
If you are meatless (and hate black beans like me) and have been successful please share your tips. Ya girl needs some help!