About 8 or 9 years ago, I read this book which caused me to make lifestyle changes (mainly: chose vegetarian food whenever I could). I succeed for sometime and then I jumped off the bandwagon.
But I always felt ‘guilty’ for not sticking to it. Maybe because I am south Asian or maybe because of what I believed in my heart to be the right choice for me – I am not sure where the feeling came from exactly.
A few years ago, I subconsciously started choosing vegetarian options again when going out (aka choose beans over chicken at a mexican place) but at home I wasn’t as strict (trying to eat healthy and then trying to be vegetarian at the same time wasn’t easy). That said I was really keen on #MeatlessTuesdays but then that dropped the concepts when Miss S joined the picture and realizing that just getting a toddler to eat anything is a struggle and cooking 2 meals for a meal was harder than cooking one.
Not really an excuse for me but I digress. In between this time I watched a few documentaries (can’t remember the name of them but some were educational and some were downright horrifying).
So far my thoughts are: There is an industry and there are livelihoods in all of this — and there are ALWAYS two sides to a story. And all I know is that I want to continue researching and educating myself so I can make the right choice for myself. I know what makes me feel better and which is the easier route. Lastly – the advice I want to give to myself is – read, learn, research, educate….it’s the most important gift.
Where do I go from here: I am looking for an almond milk brand that will taste good with a home made cookie (…lol gotta start somewhere!)
Oh…and I really want to give this a try Coconut whip cream
Side Note: Our trip to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto was ahhh-mazzing. Seeing our 2 year old light up and become so imaginative was really beautiful.