Happy Sunday everyone, I thought i would do my first every Sunday Thought on something very close to my heart which is being vegetarianism, the whys and the options of what you can eat :). I hope you enjoy reading and seeing a bit of my journey.
As soon as i mention to people that i am vegetarian they all act surprised and then the questions start:
What, so you dont eat chicken? or bacon? But you must eat fish? And when the answer to all those question is No they start acting as if they almost feel sorry for me. The next response is I don't know how you can do. You don't know what you are missing! Yes i do and quite frankly i do not want to be eating meat or fish. I want to have a more sustainable organic lifestyle and i love the fact that my lifestyle is #crueltyfree. The next questions that always follow are where do you get your protein from and why did you become vegetarian. And after speaking to other vegans and vegetarians it would seem i am not alone.
I usually start of by saying that its a healthier option and that i love animals too much to want to have them murdered just so i can eat them. I then get the usual eye roll or comment on how i am missing out on so much and sometimes though not often, i will try and explain the benefits of being vegetarian and of how there are many other ways of getting protein.
So today in honour of all those questions i thought i would give you my top 5-8 reasons why i went and stayed vegetarian.
1. You will live longer . Ok so at age 7 i didn't not know this one but its once reason to stay vegetarian. We all want to live longer right so why are we doing everything we can to shorten outlives. Animal products clog your arteries, zap your energy and slow down your immune system. Meat eaters also experience accelerated cognitive and sexual dysfunction at a younger age. Yikes so not a happy thought. lol.
Runoff from farmlands is one of the greatest threats to water quality today. Agricultural activities that cause pollution include confined animal facilities.
7.Ok so the next one is not so pretty or glamorous but
I would be lying if i said i didn't want you to go vegetarian. Compassion for animals was a big part of my reason for doing so and so i would love it if nobody ate them. I understand its a really hard decision to make and i am not going to tell you whats best for you. Thats for you to decide, although you should keep in mind that -
|Yummy homemade Granola with Almond Milk- I didn't have fruits on the day :(|
|ADD some ice and Coconut/ Almond mild and you have the perfect tasting smoothie|
|Option for a lunch|
|One of my own inventions and this with couscous or quinoa is simple amazing and full of protein!|
Last year my dad got an allotment and since then our family's relationship with all things free has changed. We grow out own and not only is this cheaper but healthier as well as we can ensure that its organic. Harvesting and planting is my favourite time as i get to see what my seedling grown into.
I got these leaks from the allotment the other day and they made a nice healthy leak and potato soup.Another personal favourite that i like to make with our home grown produce is spinach and leak soup. It doesn't sound appetising but its simple delicious.
Two websites i love :
I am going to include a recipe series on my blog soon. I just need to get myself more organise put i hope that once i start it it will encourage more and more of you to start living #crueltyfree organic sustainable lifestyles. Let me know what you guys think in the comments as i love to hear your thoughts.
Love y'all but i am now off to enjoy the sun this happy sunday. Speak to y'all soon
Love Issie xox