I have been a vegetarian for over 8 months now, it was my new years resolution and I have loved every minute of it. I must admit I have had one or two slips over the 8 months but I honestly don’t think that’s so bad. However it’s recently that I have had more and more cravings for meat. For example the other day it was my brothers birthday and we had a BBQ on the beach to celebrate. Obviously they cooked a lot of meat, burgers, sausages, ribs etc but I couldn’t help but want some. All I had was vegetable kebabs, which don’t get me wrong were amazing but unsatisfying. I mean my mum, bless her, made them and cooked them so they were quite plain and boring. I personally would have added some seasoning, or even sauce to give them some more flavour. I couldn’t help watching my brothers eat their burgers with a small amount of jealousy.
I know that me craving meat, may mean my body is feeling a bit deficient in something but I am not 100% sure what. I don’t want to go back to eating meat, because I feel so much better for it. I feel lighter, healthier and less lethargic after eating. I still haven’t been very adventurous with my cook and still have a lot to learn so I hope I can continue on my quest and dive even deeper into my love of being a vegetarian.
Today it is my Auntie’s birthday and we will be heading round there for dinner. She is also a vegetarian so I always look forward to going as there is also some exotic meal to try.
Any other vegetarians out there that can help me? Please feel free to give me your hints and tips on what I can do to control my cravings and find some new recipes to try and mix it up. One thing I don’t do is use quorn products as a meat alternative, perhaps this will curb my cravings as I trick my body into thinking I am eating meat. Lol.