It’s Friday! That means an end to a work week (for some) and the beginning of a fun and relaxing weekend. Friday on the blog means, that there will be a food post. Yup, you read that right! Every Friday, I will share a recipe with you all. Let’s hope I don’t run out of ideas in the next couple of months…haha kidding…totally not kidding.
[bctt tweet=”Lettuce died just so that you could be a vegetarian. Have a heart, eat a rock.”]
For those of you who aren’t sure what Vegetarianism is, I’ll give you the rundown. In a general sense, a vegetarian is someone who doesn’t eat meat, but that definition is too simple. There are several kinds of vegetarian diets:
- Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat milk products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt-and eggs, but no meat, poultry, seafood, or fish. “Lacto” means “milk.” “Ovo” means eggs.
- Lacto-vegetarians eat milk products, but not eggs, meat, poultry, seafood, or fish.
- Vegans eat only plant foods. They don’t eat food that comes from animals in any way, including milk products, eggs, honey, and gelatin. Many vegans also do not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar and some wines.
Well, July 18th 2015, was the last day I ate meat. During my last pregnancy that ended in miscarriage (If you didn’t know, read about it here), I had really bad food aversions and it being towards meat and poultry. Because of the miscarriage, I lost so much blood that my body was in need of Iron. Iron does not necessarily mean meat, but that’s what my body was telling me, so I went on a huge 2-week meat kick. Well, let’s just say that I was grossed out by the end of it, and I could no longer even stomach the sight of raw meat or poultry. I was officially done. I decided to embark on a pescatarian diet. I would omit any kind of land animal from my diet and only eat fish and seafood. That lasted all of two seconds, I couldn’t stand the sight of fish either. Now I am officially a Lacto-ovo vegetarian, but I don’t really like to put a label on my diet.
Here’s the thing with vegetarianism. If you go cold turkey and cut out meat one shot, your body won’t love you too much for it. It should be a slow process of eliminating things until you’ve reached your desired diet. Headaches may occur and your poop might not be so pretty, but don’t give up! Cutting out meat means cutting out a lot of nutrients that you easily gained by eating it, such as iron, protein, calcium, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s important that these nutrients are acquired from another food source. So, when I’m thinking about my meals, I need to make sure I get some of those nutrients in. I also factor in how quickly can I prepare it, considering I’m a busy stay-at-home-mom. These wraps are perfect! Delicious and light on the stomach, and not to mention no cooking involved!
Easy Vegetarian Wraps
Hummus is high in iron as well as a good source of protein and other great nutrients. It’s healthy but in moderation.
There you have it! A quick, healthy and delicious lunch that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes. The great part about this is that you can add a variety of vegetables or omit anything that you don’t like! Add balsamic or some hot sauce if you can stand the heat (unlike me). Here’s a little tip, prep all the veggies for the week, then it will take you even less time to make!
If you try this recipe out, let me know! I’d love to hear some feedback and find out what you added or omitted?