One thing I neglected to talk about yesterday was our pets. Obviously the guinea pigs and birds are vegetarian. The chickens are fed a meat free laying mix. And yes, the dogs are vegetarian too. Seeing as I don’t eat meat for ethical reasons I can’t buy meat for them in good consious either. However, when Bailey was a puppy (and still growing) we did feed him good quality dry food (which contains meat). They are very healthy dogs, a nice weight (Goldies tend to be on fat side) and have nice shiny coats. Their normal dinner is made up of pasta or rice with veggies and additions like cottage cheese, eggs, and leftover tofu.
Wendy bought up iron deficiencies. This has never been a problem for me. I had a full blood test after having weight loss surgery and everything was perfect. But I guess it’s something to be aware for Christy as she gets older.
Amanda – I don’t worry so much about food combining but I try and make sure to get a good balance of food over the day, or over a few days. Most days I will have a green smoothie, and a salad for lunch so that gives me a good healthy boost to start with.
I love my vegetarian lifestyle but also know it’s very easy to be a unhealthy one – I was for many years.