Ok, so it was been about a year since I became a vegetarian. I really like it and haven't had many issues with it. The first 2 weeks I felt like I had more energy and my body felt cleaner. It was weird because the meat I was eating was healthy (chicken breasts and ground turkey breast). Since then, I haven't craved meat at all, but I was never really a big meat eater anyway. I do still buy and cook meat for my husband. I can't decide on Hope. I think I will let her make her own decision, but I am exposing her to tofu (sometimes likes it). She doesn't eat much meat at all right now, between me not making it and her like digging the texture, she is eating other protein sources.
Ok, so the point of this post, I ask that you consider a Meat Free Day (like Meat Free Monday). There are a lot of good reasons to eat less meat (can be healthier, good for the environment, more humane, etc.). I am trying to get Adam to go meat free one day a week, but it's hard. He likes his meat. Right now, with it being Lent, Fridays are currently his meat free day.
I won't bore you with literature, but if you are interested, google vegetarian and you will get plenty of information. Here are some I like:
Good luck if you decide to do a meat free day.