…with a toddler in tow.
After watching the documentary “Forks over Knives”, my husband and I decided we should change our diet and start doing something good for our bodies and for the planet. While the documentary encourages a completely Vegan lifestyle, we’re starting a bit slower; in March 2013 we stopped cooking meat in the house except for the rare fresh-caught fish my husband brings home, and I bake with eggs from a friend’s chickens. We have almost eliminated dairy as well, and I’ve been treating cheese like I treat chocolate: only buy the good stuff, eat a tiny bit as a treat, make it last. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how easy it’s been to almost completely give up meat and cheese! It also feels great to be “shopping the edges”, buying local, and being able to avoid whole sections of the supermarket.
I started posting about our changes and all the new recipes I was trying on facebook, and my friends had so many comments and questions about our budget, our diet, our reasoning, etc that I thought I should put it all together in a blog!
I hope by sharing our journey I can help others who are interested in changing how they eat as well.