Could You Be A Vegetarian?
Did you know October is Vegetarian Awareness Month? I didn't.
In fact yesterday, October 1, was World Vegetarian Day. MSN pointed it out, and I started wondering if I could become one. Could you?
The point of Vegetarian Awareness month, I read, is to get meat-eaters to consider going meat-free at least a few days this month.
I thought about that, and I'm pretty sure I do it already, not really realizing it. I could surely survive on hummus, seed-based chips and crackers, granola, yogurt, and salads. But I do love my salmon, thick-sliced deli turkey and chicken breasts, and barbecued chicken too. I grew up on a cattle farm in Nebraska, and for awhile my dad raised hogs too. That's meat and potatoes country for sure, and he would not understand the meat-free diet if I totally implemented it. Family tugs at me a little bit, so I keep going with the meat.
I have much respect for vegetarians and vegans, and anyone who makes a personal choice that's best for them. High five!
I'm close, but I'll probably never be able to go totally meat-free. Are you reading this while you're chowing down on a cheeseburger at lunch and dripping grease on the screen? I feel that right now! And good for you too! Just be happy I say.
And happy Vegetarian Awareness Month.