I have been a meat eater for all of my 31 years, and in recent times the majority of my family have all turned into veggies! Now, I’m not adverse to a veggie dish, I’ve eaten many a veggie sausage and aubergine bake, however I am also partial to a juicy burger and a good old roast chicken!
Over the last few months I started to ponder…. I realised I was pretty much eating meat once a day, if not twice and figured it isn’t great for me. So I decided that from the 23rd of March no meat would pass my lips for one week and actually it was pretty easy!
So what did I eat? I borrowed a good veggie recipe book by Rose Elliot from a friend and decided that if I prepared some meals then that would work better, otherwise I would get in from work and have no energy to start from scratch. My creations included a aubergine and tomato bake, and a spinach and green bean flan, which were very tasty. I also had a few meals out, which I thought would be challenging, but actually quite liked the fact I had only 3 dishes to choose from on the menu! I had some beautiful food at Jamie’s Italian and Meze (a greek place in Brighouse, pics enclosed)
I had a few dips, mainly when I was tired after a tough week at work and just craved protein! and also a moment in Asda when I was perusing meat crisps, wondering if they counted, it was ok, there was no meat in them!
Overall, I felt better for eating more vegetables and like anything, you get out what you put in, so making an effort with cooking paid off. The week has come to an end…. how did I celebrate? A good old roast HAM!!!