If you are trying to become a vegetarian, but the thought of eating just veggies and fruits is discouraging, one way to do it is by becoming a pescatarian (pescetarian) and slowly progressing to a vegetarian. Not everyone can stop eating meat from one day to the next. I stopped eating meat during Thanksgiving week last year and its been almost eight months. I had been considering vegetarianism for a while, but it took a PETA video to help me make the switch, finally. I stopped eating meat and I am at the pescatarian stage and my goal is to continue to reduce fish intake until I reach the vegetarian lifestyle. To me, taking that step in between has been the solution, since I have been a meat lover for my entire life. Considering that bacon was one of my favorite treats, I think I am doing great.
My personal pantry consists of all kinds of veggies and fruits, potatoes, grains, beans, yucca, sweet potatoes,nuts,breads,oats, cereals, milk, cheeses, eggs, pasta,corn, and other fresh items that I get at the farmers market. Seafood includes tilapia, clams, mussels, sardines, octopus, salmon, tuna,and shrimp,for the most part. I am lucky that I love all kinds of seafood, but eventually that will be out of the menu as well, as this is my ultimate goal. Other products that have helped me with the transition are soy-based products such as Morning Star, Gardenburger, Boca,and Lightlife. These taste very good, as soy-based products have evolved very much in flavor.
Besides being an animal lover, my reasons to evolve into vegetarianism are more personal and spiritual based. Not everyone has the same reasons to become a vegetarian. These are just a few ideas for those of you that want to stop eating meat but are finding it very challenging. These are a few of my transition brand products, just to give you an idea.