Today, October 1st, is World Vegetarian Day, the kickoff to Vegetarian Awareness Month.*
Don’t worry if you’re not a vegetarian (I’m not, after all!), you can still join in! The North American Vegetarian Society suggests:
• Eat meat-free for the day or throughout the month • Learn how a vegetarian diet can benefit you personally • Try the meatless options available at local restaurants and eateries • Discuss vegetarianism with your interested friends, family and co-workers • Host a meatless meal or potluck for your friends • Eat meatless meals on a regular basis
That list sounds a lot like my life…anyway, if you’re not already, try some meatless meals and learn a little about what you’re eating and where it’s coming from. It’s hard to believe I’ve been eating a flexitarian diet for 9 months now–so far so good. I definitely feel a better about myself now that I’m a more conscious eater.
*Not to be confused with PETA’s Hug a Vegetarian Day which was September 25th.