For various reasons I've been thinking about going vegetarian. Mostly because it feels like the next healthy step in eating clean. I get filled up and satisfied on fruits, veggies and whole grains. I still eat meats, but gradually I've come to not desire them. I also don't like working with raw meat anymore. I am paranoid for the yucky stuff that is in meats and all the recalls of meat and so forth. Plus, meat is expensive! I'm really leaning towards cutting it out, gradually. I'd keep the dairy and eggs (I know some don't go that route, but for now I would.) I really don't think I'd miss meat all that much.
Here's the thing, my husband likes meat, not like a slab on his plate at every meal, but he likes chicken noodle soup and beef chunks in chili and stuff like that. He LOVES fish. And here's the sticker, he hates beans. He'll only eat beans if it's in a soup and not too many. He will do things like TVP or other such meat substitutes. He likes those and finds them an ok compromise.
Here's the other thing, I run and I love it. Can I go vegetarian and still have enough energy to run?
How do I handle my husband? I think my kids could care less right now. They are 5 and 2 and will eat meat, maybe, if it's soft enough. But they love cheese and milk, that's another reason why I want to keep the dairy and eggs.
What do you think?