Okay, so I have a big announcement to make…
Wait for it…
Wait for it…
After four years of being a pescatarian (no not Presbyterian. Presbyterian=a religious sect. Pescatarian= a diet where the only animal consumed consists of fish) I’ve started reintroducing meat into my diet.
Why? You may ask.
Well, I became a pescatarian mainly because I thought of it as a healthier diet. By eliminating fatty meats with high cholesterol levels, I was able to have more room for omega-3 packed proteins. AKA fish. When I first started on this venture my diet was filled with fresh salmon, roasted vegetables, and high fiber grains.
Everything a growing girl needs!
However, towards the latter part of last year, I noticed myself eating more pasta, breads, and higher fat foods strictly due to boredom.
So, folks, I introduced meat back into my diet. Don’t get me wrong, I have never been a member of PETA. I am not against eating animals for any moral reasons—I mean come on, I grew up in the south. They would’ve kicked me out for that (and no, that’s not the reason that I now live in NYC). In fact, over the last four years, whenever preparing a dish for people that involved a meat product—I’d have to taste it to make sure the flavor was there. When I was thinking about venturing back into the meat world last December, I asked a friend of mine her thoughts. She said, “Ashley, knowing you, you’ll probably have a chicken breast once a week. Who cares.” And then we started talking about something else. Ha!
So… I hope all of you carnivores welcome me back without judgement.
Don’t worry I’ll still be here with healthy recipes every week. There just might be a few more healthy protein packed items on the menu from now on.
That is… until I decide to become vegan in a few years! (Are you kidding?! I could never go without cheese).