Going Vegetarian

One of my goals for this year was to cut out the amount of meat that I eat, I remember making this little goal and thinking that I could never do it, I couldn’t cut out meat, I love lamb stew but the more I thought about it the more it started making some sort of sense..

I have always had a issue with meat, when I worked at sainsburys behind a hot food counter which specialized in cooking up chickens and other meat products, I prepped some BBQ ribs that needed to go into the oven next and it hit me, these belonged to an animal, I have ribs very similar to this, I put the ribs down and went to throw up.. and from that point in 2008 I really didn’t like the idea of meat or things that still look like the animal.

It was only because I got pregnant with Kai that I decided to switch back to eating meat, the only piece of meat that I refused to touch was beef but that was purely because the smell made me feel sick to my stomach.. but after I had Kai, I wanted to return to eating vegetarian again but I couldn’t, not because I have zero self control but my iron levels got so low that my midwife recommended I didn’t change my diet again.

So I stayed a meat eater, I didn’t like things that still looked like the animal so I reluctantly cook whole chickens and I don’t like prawns or anything that still looks like the fish.. It all sounds utterly complicated and confusing, but once 2018 hit I made the choice in the second week of the year to stop meat all together..

and its been great so far, the choices in ready made meals for vegetarians is so different these days compared to how they where years ago and because of my tastes have changed I am more willing to eat different things, however I am still the fussiest eat in the world.

Mr S is joining me on this adventure, he doesn’t have to, but he decided to support me, which makes no sense because I don’t mind cooking meat and things for him, I wont change the children’s diets because that simply wouldn’t be fair on them.. and they love a good burger, they did however question what I was doing and I am sure even after being told that ‘Mummy is not eating meat anymore’ they didn’t completely understand…

I also promise not to preach it, I wont suggest to anyone that they should do it ‘for the good of the planet’ your diet is up to you and I wont hate anyone for how they eat, But I do look forward to sharing you all the yummy meals I plan on making in the future and share with you my journey into Veggie-hood!

Until next time.



  1. January 19, 2018 / 11:14 am

    I went vegetarian for six months, it’s great I eat meat occasionally but don’t crave it as much as I used to

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      I’m surprised at how so far I’ve not craved anything, but it’s early days haha x

  2. January 19, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    I would love to be able to do this xx

  3. January 19, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Good luck! This sounds so amazing for you!

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you xx

  4. January 19, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I was vegetarian for almost 20 years. From 6 – 25. While I wouldn’t go back now, I do have meat free Mondays .

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      That’s how mine started but then I realized ‘huh… I kinda like it’ and didn’t stop xx

  5. January 19, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Go girl! This amazing, I would love to go vegan but don’t think I could live without meat! x

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      I don’t think I could go full vegan, I like cheese and milk to much haha x

  6. January 19, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Going vegetarian can be difficult but definitely worth it. Plus there are so many options and recipes available now. Can’t wait to hear more about your journey to becoming a leaf-eater 🙂

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      There are! I remember back when I first was back in 2000 and there was nothing besides veg, Quarn wasn’t really a thing here in the Uk and only found in health shops at really high prices! Now every shop has some form of meat free product! Xx

  7. January 19, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    I have full periods of meat free time and I love it. I do still have meat when I want but I think helpful posts like this could help me!

  8. January 19, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Ahh I can’t wait to read your future blog posts especially the meal ones since I’m a vegetarian, I know it’ll be super helpful! x

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    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:30 pm

      Thank you xxx

  9. Rebecca Greenway
    January 19, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I wish i had the strength!

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:30 pm

      It is hard but there are so many different stuff out now compared to before!

  10. January 19, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Good luck with staying vegetarian! I don’t think I could ever do it.

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you xx I’m amazed I’ve lasted this long but I’m really enjoying it

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you xx

  11. January 20, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    Aw it so good when you get support in new eating habit. My husband is joining me with a new health kick but clearly doesn’t need to loose weight or anything. I’ve always wanted to be a veggie, but never thought I could be. Good luck tho.

    • Mummy Cat
      January 20, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Thank you xx I did tell him he didn’t need too, like he’s having chicken tonight, but I do appreciate his support xx

  12. Chloe
    January 20, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Meat is like the main part of my diet so I’d feel so scared to cut it out – good luck to you! I think you’re so inspiring for doing it! ❤️

  13. January 20, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Good luck with it babe! I don’t think I could cut out meat all together but I’d love to incorporate some more vegetarian meals into my diet though! 😍 xx

  14. January 21, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    I wish I could eat less meat but I just love chicken too much!

  15. Sheana
    January 21, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    I don’t have the will power to do this myself!

  16. January 21, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I’ve been a vegetarian for a good few years now and it has made me feel so much better, good luck on your new venture 🙂 xx

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  17. January 21, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    I’m not a huge meat eater, but I do it it once in a while. I feel much lighter when I don’t eat meat though.

  18. January 22, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    I think this is such a great thing for you because you have that inner conviction for it! x

  19. January 22, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    That’s awesome! I’m not sure if I’d be able to accomplish this… but I have come across some yummy vegetarian meals!

  20. January 24, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Yay! I’m vegan and was vegetarian for years prior also! I look forward to hearing about your veggie journey! (PS, everything dark, leafy green will make your iron levels soar! I was so worried when I was pregnant with Tyler that being vegan I would have low iron, but I always had a portion of dark leafy greens with my meals and always had high iron levels!) x

  21. January 25, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Good luck! I don’t think I could give up meat.

  22. January 25, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    Good luck with your vegetarianism! I hate the idea of killing animals but don’t think I could give up meat xx

  23. January 30, 2018 / 10:29 am

    I feel the same, I can’t stomach meat because it’s not food to me. It was a life and a living thing. It makes me feel sick.

    I love Quorn alternatives.


  24. February 9, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    I was veggie for two years, but had to stop for health reasons. It’s a great thing what you’re doing. 🙂

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