Herbivore… not Cardboardivore

So I know some people get this illusion about vegetarians and vegans, (herbivores), this "What do you eat? Like...cardboard?"
Bahaa...uhm...no. I don't eat Cardboard. I simply don't eat meat, but I eat a lot of other totally radical stuff, and recently I did some food photo shoots (which I totally enjoy doing). So I'm gonna share some of my top fave entrees with you guys. Even if you are not a vegetarian, these are still great meals to make and it's seriously beneficial for heath reasons to have meatless meal days. (Meatless Monday is a fun one. ;))


So, first off; I'm a totally healthily vegetarian and if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the protein question... I would have enough money to buy myself The Cove soundtrack. Bahaaa.


Animal Protein is not normal or healthy for people to be consuming. Check out "Forks Over Knives" -INCREDIBLE documentary. Here.


I started out with doing meatless days and meals, and that eventually morphed into a 'full-time' vegetarian diet.


Anyway, here are a few of my favorite veg meals:
^Possibly one of the best foods EVER. Falafel -a Mediterranean food that is and was popular as an easy-to-travel-with and easy-to-prepare food. And the flavor is out of this world, man.



 Above I prepared it in a white pita pocket with spring-mix lettuce, Newman's Own Poppy Seed dressing, feta and locally grown apple sticks. (below)
It adds a sort of sweet-kick to the sandwich. And these were the first of the season. Delish. (Plus I had some left over for later and for rabbit treats for Henry.;))


Add a few tortilla chips and viola!


Falafel is pretty easy to make and it should be in the 'rice'/international foods section of your supermarket. It's a mixture made of chickpeas so it's loaded with protein and that kind of thing.




Sooo, I'm not really a morning person a lot of times; which is sad, for my Mom tells me it is the most lovely part of the day. I'm usually never hungry in the morning...or in general for that matter, but I do find myself totally partial to 'Kashi Golden Goodness' flakes with Silk Almond milk or Diamond Almond milk. Throw in fruit if you like that, too.  



And this is a more simple but totally yummy meal that can be a lunch/dinner thing:
Progresso vegetarian soup with cute little soup crackers and Healthy Choice smooth PB on Ritz.


Ahhhh, this is definitely another one of my tippity-top faves: Fried Egg Plant (From our own garden) with whole-wheat pasta and homemade sauce (from our own tomato's!)




With a side salad, of course! I totally love trying different things on salads; on the one above I tried fresh locally-grown sweet corn. :) T'was yum. I also love using craisins, nuts and seeds. (Cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, ect.)


This is one my Mom whipped up for me the other day; absolutely fabulous! Avocado sandwich on wholegrain bread. Again, this another vegetable full of protein. Actually it's the equivalent of eating a deli-meat sandwich.


I tried a tomato from our garden on one half. It was really good! And I usually never really like tomatoes...but this was, indeed a sure exception!




 Soo that's about it for now, guys. If you have a recipe SHARE IT! I love trying new foods.
Love y'all!
-Sailor
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4 people commented on this post.

  1. So has your family lost weight with going vegatarian? I would like to know more about your vegatarian life style....

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    1. I know I have lost weight. Plus I just feel better all around. Have you seen 'Forks over Knives'? I highly recommend it.

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    2. no i have never heard of forks over knives. what is it?

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    3. It's a documentary. Here is the website: http://www.forksoverknives.com/

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