Anonymous asked:

Hi Kandee, I hope all is well with you!!!! I noticed from one of your recent post on Facebook that you don't seem to eat meat. It was a very cute and encouraging post!!! Yay for another sister in the faith lol XD Anyways, I've decided that going pescatarian/vegetarian would be a positive lifestyle change for my health, so I was wondering if you have any inexpensive recipes that you could share? And if you could also share some of your experiences with a meatless diet? - Michelle

Thanks for writing, Michelle!

Yes, the only meat I eat is fish (no shellfish though).

On my website, I have a “Health & Fitness” section. You can check it our here: http://kandeelovesya.com/category/healthfitness/. 

I mostly post smoothie recipes on there, but there are some of my health updates as well as generally tips for healthy eating/living. I’ll be updating it more frequently in the near future. Especially if more people are interested in hearing more about my experiences and what I’ve learned.

I’ve always stuck to a budget of no more than $25 per week for my health meals. It makes you really have to shop smart and crunch numbers, but once I figured out set meals I could make with various supplies and how to make them stretch, it became really easy for me. (Maybe I’ll write a post with my grocery lists and meals I make with it…)

I think a common misconception with the vegetarian lifestyle is that you’re missing out a lot nutritionally when you cut out meat. I encourage you to look into the meats you were eating and find a meatless a equivalent that can be used as a substitute. Go back to the basics and take a look at the food pyramids teachers used to show when we were younger. Get familiar with the foods you’re eating and all of the pros and cons.

I truly feel that cutting out meats has made me a lot more in touch with how to structure a proper, healthy diet for myself.

It’s honestly so much I can get into with it all. If you have any specific questions about my health & fitness journey, you can definitely email me on my site, or send me your email in another direct message.

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