Recently we decided that we would do a Meatless March. I’m not quite sure that my husband is fully on board, but he eats what I make, so today we are beginning our month long no meat journey.
To prepare for the month I have started a Pinterest board of meatless recipes. So far I have all of next week planned out.
We really aren’t huge meat eaters to begin with. Since we recently switched to organic meats I try to keep our portions small and load up on veggies to fill us up. It is a rare (hehe) day that we eat red meat in our house. Typically chicken, seafood, or pork is on the menu and I always try to do one or two meatless meals a week as well.
Our organic journey is just that, a journey. In February I switched us over to mostly organic meats. There is the occasional time when I can’t find what I’m looking for in organic and have to buy conventional. But as of yet I have not completely attempted to buy organic fruits and veggies. I started with meats because of my reading on the body’s toxic load. This excerpt summaries all my reading well, “the higher in the animal food chain one goes, the higher the concentration of dioxins.”. You can read all about dioxins at WHO. So for now I have focused on the meat we eat, but as we go meatless through March I will be looking for more organic produce.
I’m interested to see how going meatless will affect our budget, if at all. I guess we will just have to see where I can find the best deals on organic produce.
I encourage anyone who wants to, join us on this adventure. Throughout the month every recipe I post will be meatless and you can find many more by checking out my Pinterest board.