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One of the things I struggled with as a vegetarian was whether I should put my dog on a vegetarian diet to go along with my ethical choices. I researched this a lot and the opinions are so varied that I could never make a decision. There are people who claim that their dogs thrived on a vegan/vegetarian diet, and there are others who call it unnatural because a dogs’ natural instinct is to eat meat.
If you’re one of many animal welfare conscious shoppers, you probably try your best to buy meat from responsible sources. But you probably feel a little overwhelmed by the number of marketing claims in meat packaging. Should you buy the “humanely raised” chicken? Or should you go with the “stress free” chicken? Shouldn’t “humanely raised” chicken be “stress free?” This post will answer those questions for you. I’ve compiled a list of the most common terms and labels with a summary of the meaning behind it. Unfortunately, not many are credible. But we do have some hope.
Due to the utter shock and disgust that I felt when I first discovered that I was eating cheese with animal by-product, I decided to make a list of cheese brands that have us vegetarians in mind.
As if being vegetarian is not hard enough, we must also keep an open eye for animal products in foods that we’re allowed to eat. Things like cheese, cookies, soup, etc… can have animal ingredients carefully hidden in the ingredients label. Here’s what you should be looking out for.
The vegetarian kitchen should have a complete set of recipes that can be put to use daily. You need easy recipes for lazy nights, nutrient and protein rich recipes for a balanced nutrition, and of course we can’t forget the meat eaters in our lives. Here you will find four cookbooks to meet all of those needs.
The transition phase to vegetarian can be super easy for some, but the hardest for others. The biggest problem is not knowing what to eat and feeling like you can’t satisfy your hunger. My tips below will help you reach the other side with a full stomach.