So I have decided to go meatless for an entire month. Gosh I'm going to miss chicken casserole. Josh was watching How It's Made the other day. Well, "watching" is a very generous term. He turned it on and then fell asleep while I watched. This episode was about chicken tenders. Then we watched another one that was about processing chicken and putting it in CANS! Cans! I think the chicken tenders was slightly grosser but only very slightly. That is what led to this decision.
I started tonight. I had planned on starting tomorrow, June 1st, but I have a friend's wedding on the 30th of next month and I want to eat whatever I want then! lol Tonight I pattied out burgers for Josh and I had a portabello mushroom burger. It wasn't a big sacrifice because I don't like ground meat, but I know it will be harder as the month goes on. Josh already asked if I wanted to go to Chik-fil-a tomorrow for lunch. :( I Love Chik-fil-a! Still, this will be good for me. I want to kind of revamp my system and decide how much meat my body really craves/needs.
I am thinking about going more natural. After seeing the How It's Made stuff I am thinking I may have to resort to organic meats. Organic meat is SO expensive, but not ingesting lots of chemicals is a good thing too. I wrote to a friend of mine from my old church and she sent me a huge email full of tips for eating healthier. My favorite tip that she gave me was to start off the meal with something raw: salad, apple slices, carrot sticks, just whatever that hasn't been cooked. I'm kind of excited to see how I feel at the end of the month and to see if I can actually go the whole month. I'll keep you posted especially if I make something cool with no meat.