Today marks the first day, that I can remember, where I didn't eat any meat.
I've been intrigued by the whole idea of eating less meat, becoming a vegetarian or even a vegan for a few weeks now.
Here are a few reasons why I want to try out this experiment with myself and wife.
1. My wife has stopped eating beef over 6 months ago because she just never felt good internally after eating a hamburger or anything but a well done steak. Which makes meal planning a bit difficult.
2. I'm kind of tired of wasting beef at home because she didn't eat it, so it wouldn't be prepared for a nightly dinner and eventually go bad or freezer burn. I don't like wasting money!
3. I was driving my work truck and I was stopped at a red light behind a chicken truck. It was hundreds and hundreds of chickens just squeezed very closely inside tiny, dirty, crusty cages all on the trailer of the truck. As I sat at the light, I started paying more attention to the chickens than I normally do. Holy shit, these chickens look like death with feathers!
They were missing a lot of feathers, looked like they were injured, mangy and all had bloody looking private areas. I felt really bad as they drove away, headed to Koch's Chicken Plant. :(
4. I've actually enjoyed the meatless products from Morningstar Farms. The spicy black bean burgers and their meatless crumbles go great in spaghetti and tacos. Yum!
Those are just a few reasons that I wanted to take this venture. I'm sure I will come up with more to fill upcoming blogs.
What I've eaten today
Breakfast 5AM: I had the healthy breakfast of a Pepsi Max and a Big Texas Cinnamon Roll.
Lunch 11AM: 2 Bean Burritos (Only beans and red sauce) from Taco Bell and a Diet Ski Soda
Mid Day Meal/Snack?? 4PM: Another Bean Burrito (No onions) and a Crispy Potato Taco from Taco Bell (Geez) and a Slim Fast Snack Bar
Small, Late Dinner 11PM: After my first jogging session in a long time, my dog and I went 1.65 mi around downtown Gadsden, AL. I came home and ate half a can of 365 Organic Cheese Ravioli from Whole Foods and some Gatorade.
Are there any CAGs that don't eat meat? If so, please share any stories or tips.