I started to eat a vegetarian diet in September 2004 (when my daughter Bella was 6 mo. old)…and have experimented with different variations along the way (lacto- ovo/vegan/raw). Initially, I stopped eating meat because organic meat was too expensive for our budget…but now that I understand the full impact of the meat industry, my reasons for being vegetarian have evolved. I am horrified at how factory farms are tolerated in our country, and I hope that you will do your own research and make an informed decision about where your meat is coming from.
During the 8 months prior to my 2nd pregnancy, I was eating about 90% raw. After I became pregnant, many of those foods were repulsive to me!! Especially greens. I added some cheeses and eggs, but still tried to focus on lots of greens, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. Green smoothies are still not appetizing at all to me, regardless of how much I give myself a “pep talk” beforehand. Eventually, everything evened out. After Lucy was born, I went back to a mostly raw diet.
Now, I am pregnant with our third…and I am eating everything in moderation. I have added some fish and have even indulged in some venison that a friend hunted/prepared. I am feeling very happy with where I’m at in my food journey. I continue to incorporate lots of raw fruits and veggies and eat a 90% vegetarian diet.
This blog has many different kinds of food and ideas…my hope is that you will find inspiration! Now let’s get on to some eats…