Yep, I’m Still (Reluctantly) Eating Meat, Plus 4 Yummy Vegetarian Salad Recipes to Try

After ten long months of mama torture (ha!), our breastfeeding boy appears to finally tolerate my eating dairy! Hooray!

Hip Hip Hooray! Well, Maybe. / Snuggling Siblings

Here’s what I learned though: I feel soooo much better NOT eating dairy. Except for during several ass-kicking colds this fall, I didn’t blow my nose once over the past ten months, and I was a blow-my-nose-every-half-hour kind of gal before.


So right now I am basically a meat-eating vegan. Oh, the irony.

Hip Hip Hooray! Well, Maybe. / Happy boy

It’s been two years since I said goodbye to twenty five years of vegetarianism in an attempt to stay pregnant. I still eat meat every day. I continue to feel so much more energized now than when I was a vegetarian, despite getting so much less sleep. I’ve had to completely rewire my idea of what constitutes healthy eating and how I personally need to eat to feel my best. At this point in my life, breastfeeding a rapidly growing toddler 24-7, I basically eat hearty, gluten-free vegetarian meals with a side of meat.

Here are four dairy-free, vegetarian, and gluten-free salad recipes that recently caught my eye:
4 Healthy Salads Recipes to Try
1. Orange, Avocado & Arugula Salad (pin) / 2. Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad (pin) / 3. Kale Citrus Salad with Orange Tahini Dressing (pin) / 4. Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Garlicky Orange Tahini Dressing (pin)

For other simple, healthy, gluten-free meal ideas check out my Recipes & Kitchen Tips To Try / Whole30 boards on Pinterest.

What sorts of yummy dishes have you enjoyed recently?

3 Comment

  1. Mom says:

    Thx for the link — so many great ideas! Thank you! And the photo of brother and sister is priceless ~ so beautiful ~

  2. You’ve been so adaptable, with fabulous results. Kudos! (And what a photographer! That brother/sister photo really nails it. Bet there’s a contest you could win with that!)

  3. Laura says:

    I really want to get in on that snuggling!!

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