The Lazy Vegetarian

Lazy Vegetarian

Last week I decided to try out vegetarian life. Nothing major, I’m just kinda over the consumption meat at the moment. I don’t plan on becoming a full-fledged vegetarian, I just wanted to give myself a small challenge of going without meat for 5 days and I wanted to see if I could actually stick to it. I’ve done no-meat days before, but never anything consecutive. Here comes the lazy part – I don’t like to cook, so I wanted to do foods that were EXTREMELY easy, microwavable, on the go, less than five minutes meals, meals that don’t take much thought and preparation. I have my lazy moments…

So here’s what I ate:


Monday

  • Breakfast – Cheerios w/ almond milk and half of a banana nut muffin
  • Snack – fig bar
  • Lunch – Lean Cuisine spinach and mushroom pizza w/ hummus and tortilla chips
  • Dinner – Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings w/ salad and Annie’s lemon & chive dressing

Tuesday

  • Breakfast – Cheerios w/ almond milk and a banana
  • Snack – half of a blueberry muffin
  • Lunch – Marco’s veggie pizza, Greek salad, and hummus
  • Dinner – Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings w/ salad and lemon & chive dressing

(I resisted my mama’s fried chicken – I deserve a medal for that shit!)

Wednesday

  • Breakfast – Cheerios w/ almond milk
  • Snack – half of a blueberry muffin
  • Lunch – Lean Cuisine spinach and mushroom pizza w/ hummus
  • Dinner – Amy’s Southwestern Burrito

Thursday

  • Breakfast – Cheerios w/ almond milk
  • Snack – peanut butter crackers
  • Lunch – Amy’s Black Bean Burrito w/ hummus
  • Dinner – Beyond Chicken buffalo poppers w/ salad and Simple Truth Goddess dressing

Friday

  • Breakfast – Mediterranean vegetable breakfast burrito
  • Snack – goldfish crackers – it was a struggle day
  • Lunch – Taco Bell bean burritos – the struggle day continued
  • Dinner – sautéed zucchini and onions

I did it!!! I made it 5 whole days without eating meat. I can honestly say that I enjoyed taking a break from carnivore life. I didn’t feel as heavy, and although I ate some of the same things over and over I learned to be more conscious of what I put in my body. I still don’t have any plans to become a vegetarian, but I think I can deal with giving my body a break from meat from time to time. I think I’m going to do another challenge after July 4th, maybe I’ll make it 2 weeks, we’ll see how it goes.

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12 thoughts on “The Lazy Vegetarian

  1. Cool. I found as I approached 30, I cut out eating red meat all together. Still eat white meat though. My stomach just could not handle the heaviness of red mean afterwards. I think its been 3 months since I had red meat. Every once in a while I might have a bite, but not very often.

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    1. Yes girl!!! But I quite enjoyed it and I felt kinda sick after trying to eat meat again, sausage probably wasn’t the best meat to be eating right after lol. I can probably do the vegetarian thing, the whole vegan thing tho… that’s not for me lol. I need cheese in my life.

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    1. Thanks! I tried to spread the meals and snacks out so it wouldn’t be that bad. But after eating salad for dinner I would wake up starving, so I tried eating later like 9:30pm. I worked a little bit.

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  2. If you ever decide to give it a g, as a lifestyle…let me know. There is an amaxingly beatiful, colorful satiating side to it you have yet to experience. Good for you girl. Love that you aren’t afraid to try new things. 🙂

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  3. I went vegetarian permanently after cutting meat out for a few days at a time just like this! I quickly became addicted to how good my body felt when I cut out meat. Good for you for giving it a go!

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    1. Thanks! I’m going to try it again, but I’m not sure I want to do it permanently. I’m thinking about cutting beef and pork out completely tho, but I don’t think I can give up fish or chicken lol.

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