How to Eat Less Meat Without Losing Your Mind

Really, we’re making it harder than it needs to be.

84 percent of vegetarians and vegans return to eating meat within a year.

1. Don’t think about it as all or nothing.

Listen to this gent 👆talk about getting rid of the vegan/meatatarian mindset.

2. Start small (and easy)

A vegan pasta Pinterest fail. See more glorious concoctions in this Buzzfeed article.

This means I avoided Pinterest and recipe books like the plague.

For recipe ideas + your daily dose of cultural appropriation, check out Thug Kitchen!

But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t step out of your comfort zone.

3. Find something meatless that you can genuinely enjoy as a main dish.

However, there are also several dishes that you can make vegetarian simply by leaving the meat out of them.

4. If you like seafood, use it in place of a meal in which you’d otherwise eat meat (in moderation, of course).

This man is wonderfully nerdy and gives some really great insight into our overfishing problem. If you love cute-looking seafood + science, watch this!

5. Try a meat substitute (yes, I’m serious)

How McD’s makes chicken nuggets. Better than the pink goop video, but definitely not “natural.” 🤢
What are you waiting for? Go buy these and make some meatless balls for your spaghetti.

6. Don’t care so much about what other people think

An auto-response for your haters.

In the end, just do you.

Copywriter, ex-academic, amateur cyclist, literature enthusiast. Hides behind a pen name.

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