There's no need to give up meat all at once, just add a few new recipes to your repertoire. Simply trade out and incorporate one new vegetarian or vegan meal for the week, then two meals for the second week, three for the third week and so on, until you have reached your desired dietary goals.
There are several reasons that you may want to change your diet from an omnivore diet to one that is vegetarian or even vegan. Whether you're doing it for overall better health, to lose weight, or you're a hardcore animal lover, reducing or cutting out meat and other animal products and byproducts from your diet can be extremely overwhelming. After all, many people come from households where a meal is not a meal unless there's a meat protein present. So if you're saying "I want to eat healthier, and reduce the amount of meat in my diet by becoming a flexitarian, vegetarian, or maybe even a vegan", OMG! It CAN Be VEGAN Cookbook is here to help you with the dietary transition!
First, there are basically two ways you can go about your dietary transition. You can gradually ease into it, or you can go all in cold turkey. OMG! It CAN Be VEGAN is written to aide you in either method you choose. To ease into the change, it involves swapping out one or more meals that contain meat a week, to meals that contain no meat. To go about it in this manner, you simply select any recipe within the OMG! It CAN Be VEGAN Cookbook that contains an animal meat protein, and either remove it completely, or you can refer to the Vegan Sauces, Cheeses, and Proteins chapter and swap out the animal meat protein for a vegan meat protein substitute. You can continue to slowly increase the amount of plant based meals you're eating each week until you've fully transitioned into your newly chosen dietary lifestyle.
There's no need to give up meat all at once, just add a few new recipes to your repertoire. Trade out and incorporate one new vegetarian or vegan meal for the first week, then two for the second week, three for the third week and so on, until you have reached your desired dietary goals.