Y’all. I ate squash for breakfast. Who am I? What have I become? Enlightened, that’s what.
If you’ve been following me, you know that I have cut grains from my diet and stuck to a Paleo(ish) meal plan for the last few months. I do this on and off throughout the year. The main reason is due to my husband’s struggle with Ulcerative Colitis. When we adapt his nutrition plan, mine follows suite. We are not strict text-book Paleo. We eat cheese and yogurt very frequently. And lots of meat and eggs.
And I can’t take it anymore. Not only am I sick of eating meat, I’m also sick of handling it. I noticed within the last year that it was really starting to gross me out to handle meat, especially chicken. By the time we sat down to eat, I would sometimes lose my appetite.
Recently, my friend started experimenting with Whole Food Plant Based nutrition and really peaked my interest. The recipes she was posting were very intriguing and made eating vegetables look a lot more palatable for this non-loving veggie girl. So, we are doing an experiment here at our house to see how the husband does with cutting back on meat. I prepped a week of vegan dinners using a free meal plan from Clean Food Dirty Girl. We are also incorporating SOME whole grains, and eating legumes and beans. My thinking is that although the simplicity of Paleo has been good for him in that he eats the same things daily, he surely can’t be benefitting from trying to digest (and eliminate) all that meat. It’s probably just sitting in his gut in massive quantities.
So, let’s see how this goes! And, let’s eat squash for breakfast!