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One Year Vegetarian

March 28, 2018

Hey guys! Hope you're well.

Last year on March 30th I officially went Vegetarian and it has been a year since I made this change, at the time I knew I was planning to go onto being Vegan but what I didn't expect was for it to be only 2 months later! When I've been Vegan a year I'll do another post about how things have been since giving up dairy, eggs, honey etc.. as well as meat but for now I'll focus on the Vegetarian side and some questions I've had about it
I was so ready!

So, how have I found it?

Truthfully I've found it super easy, going without meat and fish has been one of the easiest things I've ever done! I've had next to no cravings and finding substitutes has been super easy, and actually cheaper. I actually dislike the smell of meat being cooked especially bacon nowadays and haven't been tempted even once.

What have you eaten?

Well those who follow me on Twitter know I've posted several meals and I've also done a couple of posts on here as well but if this is all new to you and you've seen none of those here are a few examples below; from left to right top to bottom we have a cooked breakfast using Quorn sausages, a veggie omeltte, meat free hot dogs from Tescos, Quorn chicken burgers, veggie risotto and a Linda Mccartney mozzarella burger with cheese and hummus. All of these I made in the first week of being vegetarian and still make them just with vegan ingredients.
Meat free food
Have you had an impact on others by being vegetarian?

Yes! My mother is actually a vegan now and so is my boyfriend! I've also had an impact on Twitter as a few of my followers have asked me advice about going vegetarian or even vegan which is fantastic. I've had strangers ask me questions about it when I've mentioned that I don't eat meat and have managed to interest them a little so I would say I've had a fairly decent impact since switching!

What products would you recommend for someone wanting to transition?

Well I started out on Quorn and Linda Mccartney foods and found those lovely, but I also liked Tesco own brand of meat free foods because they had a rather extensive range too. I would definitely recommend planning your meals when you first give up meat and fish as that way it's easier to see what you'll be replacing with what; for example if you usually make a chicken curry on the weekend plan to make one with meat free chicken or if you enjoy sausages with your breakfast in a morning plan to include meat free ones! Once you have a set plan it'll become easier and after a while you'll be able to make things at whim. Planning also helps with budgeting too so you can have an idea of how much each dish will be, making food in bulk helps spread it out more too!

I hope this post has been helpful to those who may have recently gone vegetarian of may be thinking about it, I know a year ago I was all so new to it and I appreciated every bit of help I saw. Like I said above I plan to make a vegan edition of this in May when I'll have been vegan a year so stay tuned for that!

Itsallzara

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  1. Congratulations! I've been vegetarian for six and a half years and mostly vegan for six months!

    Rachel || anotherstationanothermile.com

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  2. Wow! That sounds great. Congratulations. I have heard people find it difficult to be a vegetarian. I am a vegetarian right from my childhood. We only drink milk and don't even eat egg.:-)

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

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    1. I found it super easy and it's been so good a chance! It's great that you've adopted this lifestyle from childhood xx

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