5 Things Your Veggie Friend Wants You to Know in Lifestyle

“How can you not eat meat?” A persons choice for being vegetarian can be for many reasons. Here’s what they want you to know…

1. “Why are you vegetarian?”

Rabbit and veg

Not every vegetarian simply boycotts meat because they care about animals or other common reasons you may know of. Granted, many believe that people believe it is wrong to kill animals for food. Others think the way farm animals are kept is unkind. Other reasons can include the fact they simply don't like meat or choose not to eat it for health reasons. Many also regard themselves pescetarian, which means they don't eat meat, but do enjoy fish and some seafood.

2. “How can you not eat meat?”

Cat with turkey and dog with plate of veg

It might be the fact they have no choice! Many people consider being vegetarian purely because of health issues or the need for a diet with less meat to be healthy.

3. “Where are we supposed to eat when we go out?”

Cat with tomato

The world is your oyster (although you don’t have to eat them!) Plenty of restaurants who serve up all kinds of cuisine will most likely have quite a substantial amount of veggie options for your friends.

4. “So, what do you eat other than vegetables?”

Dog eating carrot

A veggie might be missing out on meat, but there’s plenty they can eat. Check out some yummy recipes from YouTube and our information on making sure you’re maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.

5. “Can’t you just, pick the ham out of the sandwich?”

Dog with seasonal fruit

Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work like that. It’s important to respect your friends’ decision, just as they should about you eating meat. Think of how you might feel if someone kept asking you to eat a food that you don’t like to eat!