Kelly the Culinarian: Introducing the Meatless May Challenge

Monday, April 30, 2012

Introducing the Meatless May Challenge

One of my 12 goals for 2012 is to try being a vegetarian for one month. I have many reasons I've wanted to try a plant-based diet and I already don't eat that much meat. I joke often that if it wasn't for Taco Bell, I'd probably already be a vegetarian. I thought I'd give this whole not eating meat thing a try and see how I feel after the month of May.

There are lots of vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan and flexitarian food and running bloggers out there where I've learned the basics, but I'd love any support or advice anyone has to offer. I'm most concerned about social and work situations where I don't always have control over the menu, nor do I want to offend any hosts.  I'm looking forward to trying a ton of vegetarian dish and experimenting in my kitchen, though, so follow me this month as I whip up vegetarian entrees and navigate a meat-free May.


Kim said...

Sounds like a fun challenge! You are right that social/work situations will be the most difficult to know what is in a dish, but it's really easy to eat out vegetarian. And you can always have a energy bar for backup! :)

I recommended for lots of good recipes!

Kelly @ Running Kellometers said...

When I gave up meat for lent, I found it to be most difficult at family parties (no one in my family is vegetarian). At work lunches I found that most companies include at least one vegetarian option, but it usually goes quick! :)

I wish I had thought to keep an energy bar on me. Great idea!

Alissa said...

Kelly - keep us posted on some great veggie recipes! I hear you on the weird social thing, but you learn to deal with it. And bring a lot of snacks.

Also, there's a great little vegan cafe near me. Just sayin' :)