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Yes, it is becoming a “thing”. Many Swedes are adopting this new eating modality.

Nowadays it’s quite well known that the consumption of meat produced in large scale has a large and negative impact on the environment, on the life of animals, and on our bodies and health. Lately, society as a whole has struggled to find a diet that doesn’t do as much damage as the current system does.

A considerable share of the population is used to eating meat at every meal, and because of that, being a vegetarian or a vegan can be hard for some people (I’d include myself in this category). In Stockholm, some Swedes have come up with something new: not being fully vegetarian, instead, only eating meat on certain days of the week, avoiding it as much as possible without having to fully deny the great pleasure of being a carnivore (hehe).

Would you give it a shot?

How to be a Stockholm vegetarian if you are a massive carnivore 

1 – Make a list of your favorite vegetarian recipes

You’ll be amazed by the amount

2 – Search for recipes with your favorite vegetarian ingredients

I love egg, already have plenty of options!

 3 – Start cooking your favorite vegetarian recipes once a week for a month

In the second month double it, the third double again… keep on doing it until you feel like it’s easy.

4 – If you feel like you need to eat meat now, eat it

But plan a meal without it (don’t give up)

5 – You don’t need to spend the whole day only eating vegetarian food

Choose a meal, like lunch or dinner, it makes the task much easier.

6 – Instead of having a chicken sandwich in the afternoon

Choose a fruit, juice or smoothie (You’ll still feel satisfied and it’s healthier)

7 – Don’t give up!

8 – Try to buy organic meat as much as you can

The planet says thank you

9 – Try good vegetarian restaurants

they’ll inspire you

10 – Put all your culinary experiences into action

And cook cool veggie recipes for your family and friends. You can find many in our app.

11 – Encourage your friends to try!

Having someone to share this experience with you, will make it more fun and easier.

12 – I guarantee that you will feel better

For the environment, the animals and yourself.

I used to be such a carnivore that when someone mentioned a zucchini pasta they ate was delicious, I would laugh in their face (hehe). Now, I can truly enjoy vegetarian meals. Beef is the one I’m avoiding the most because it has a large impact on the environment, but as a Brazilian, I just can’t refuse a barbecue now and then.

As we always say on the blog, it is a step by step process to reach your goal.

If you want to, you can do it!

Major health foodie from Brazil living in Stockholm. When not photographing food, I'm continuously trying to perfect the art of making ramen.

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