Saturday, January 30, 2010

30 Days Meat Free

They say it takes 30 days to break a bad habit. I don't know who they are but I think they might be on to something. I am finding it much easier to be in a meat free mindset. Menu planning is becoming much easier the more meat free meals that I make and enjoy.  I have added in some soy products that I have found to be good substitutes for the real thing. No...they don't taste just like the meat...but they are tasty in their own right.  My favorite I think is the Buffalo Chicken nuggets from Morning Star.  I like to bake them, then chop them up and make a wrap with them.  A nice whole grain wrap with the nuggets , lettuce, tomatoes, onions and some homemade ranch dressing.  I was surprised at how good it was...and how easy it was to make.

I do have to say...that I truly appreciate the support that I get from friends and family. Whenever someone says, hows it going, or have you tried, or..I saw this and thought of makes me feel good. It makes me feel like I can accomplish this goal. For the most part, all of my friends have been supportive.  I get the negativity from a few but I take it in stride.  They just don't have the mind set for the journey and can't fathom why anyone else would put themselves on that path.  I like to challenge myself. How will I ever know how far I can grow as a person if I don't push myself past what I know.  My sophmore biology teacher told us that the minute something stops growing it begins to die. It was a very profound statement and it impacted me greatly.  I try to teach myself new things, to reach for new horizons so that I can grow as a person.  I don't expect everyone I come in contact with will understand that and I don't judge them for that.  Someone once said, don't compare your life with others, you have no idea what their journey is about.  I think I will leave you all with that thought.  Until next time friends.

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