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Things I Love Thursdays: Being Vegetarian/Vegan

I'm admittedly not a huge fan of National Vegetarian Week. It seems a little too-shove-my-views-down-your-throat for my liking, even though not eating animals is one of my most upheld morals.

However I am still a vegetarian and a blogger so it makes sense this TiLT post is dedicated towards something veggie related. So I'm going to talk about the benefits of being a veggie girl.

Even though vegetarianism brings with it pitfalls - having to decline party invites to the meat house, elderly relatives still not quite getting it and even guys of my past thinking it's a big issue - there are its benefits which may seem somewhat invisible to those who eat meat (even if they are wishing they didn't).

It forces me to try new foods
Whilst there's nothing stopping a meat-eater trying out smoked tofu and picking up a packet of cashew cheese most meat-eaters I know look at my almond milk with apprehension when they're round at my flat. I certainly never thought about trying it until I went veggie.

It's a 'me too' moment
Just like football clubs, the same home city or the same middle name, finding out someone is also a veggie creates an instant bond as you begin discussing which age we gave up meat at and whether we like Quorn or not.

Veggie dishes are cheaper
Whilst being veggie means I always have to check menus before I arrange to eat out, when I am at the restaurant the veggie dish is usually cheaper. I am still on a graduate salary after all.

Being true to myself
Along with deciding to be tee-total, voting for a niche political party, or being one half of couple that cohabits rather than marries, shunning anything that it outside the 'norm' can be daunting. But no one is ever happy pretending to be someone they're not, and being veggie makes me happy so the questions and odd looks don't bother me. 

Lots of sexy veggie love! 

morag | mo adore
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  1. I'm not veggie anymore but my diet is predominantly meat free,
    I experiment a lot more when I cook something veggie...and that Almond milk?! Obsessed!

    1. Prior to being veggie my diet was predominantly meat free anyway so it wasn't such a big change. And almond milk is amazing - I don't really like cow's milk now.

  2. I'm veggie (pescetarian technically) and I couldn't give up my eggs or fish because they are sooo yummy and good for you :) I never shove my beliefs down peoples throats at all, totally agree with you there! But at school I get everyone else like "oh vegetarians are so stupid because you can't be healthy if you don't eat meat" uurr actually you can. There are ups and downs to every diet/food, being vegetarian means you get less iron which you'd get from meat but eating meat means you eat saturated fats which are one of the worst things for you and you only getg them in animal meat so actually when you think about it... being veggie is the healthier option! Also best way to stay skinny too! Great post :D xxx

    1. Seafood is the one type of meat I do sometimes miss. I also manged to give up eggs last year when I moved to Glasgow, which I never thought I' be able to but here I am.

      I recently bought Omega 3 supplements as I think that's the nutrient I struggled with.

  3. I've not eaten meat for half my lifetime. I once was told I was too fat to be vegetarian, they were under the impression you should be sickly looking and thin lol.

    1. Hahahaha yes! I lost a lot of weight as my body adjusted to the change, but I put it back on. The same happened when I began cutting some dairy out.

  4. I don't know the joys of either, but I do know I love almond milk, and people always asking ' do you milk an almond?' - never gets old!

    Sara - Pretty In Pink

  5. I'm a veggie too! But I have been all my life, as I was raised a veggie. I have never eaten meat/fish and never even had the urge to. People think its odd but I'm happy with it!

    Sita xx

  6. Lovely post darling. I used to be vegetarian but more so because I didn't enjoy the taste of meat, so don't have the same morals as you unfortunately. But totally understand yours. When I was a vegetarian I was a lot more adventurous and creative with my food as you have to be don't you!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog :D


  7. I can relate to a lot in this post - I turned veggie while I was at University because it was something I'd always wanted to do (crazy animal lover right here!) and I was finally in a position to make my own meal choices rather than rely on my Mum's cooking!

    I also find I'm more open to trying different foods since I stopped eating meat and I'm a much better cook now than I was before because I experiment so much more!
    I've also found my part of a food/takeaway bill is also always cheaper than everyone else's which is always great :P



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