If you making the commitment to be a vegetarian, these tips might help.
Visit a farm or animal sanctuary – If you crave meat, visit some local cows or piglets. Really look at them and see how they interact with you. Fall in love with a furry friend, and you might not want to eat it.
Don’t expect everyone to embrace your new diet – Big change is scary and can be uncomfortable. Not everyone wants to “go there”.
Have compassion – Extend the same kindness you have for animals, to yourself…especially if you slip.
Don’t be a junk food vegetarian – Just because potato chips are vegetarian doesn’t mean they should be a staple of your new diet.
Try new fruits and veggies – Add some new flair to your apples and bananas. Don’t overlook certain produce because you’ve never had it before.
Choose wisely – Eat by color, not by calorie.
Take a vegetarian cooking class – Learn to cook something new and meet like minded veggie chefs.
Buy organic produce.
Grow your own –Plant a garden or just a few herbs and veggies if you don’t have the space or time for big garden.
Eat what’s in season – It’s less expensive and the flavor and aroma of a fresh tomato is worth the wait.