I have been a vegetarian for a year as most of you know, and  at this point I am having some issues that I need advice about. My husband just lost his job, we went the unemplorment office, then Social Services to get food stamps, have not heard from anyone yet.

     While we are waiting the food is running out. Our daughter and  her boyfriend gave bought us some food, which is mostly meat. There are some beans as well. My husband told me that I may have to go back to eating meat again, I told him NO!! I will not, I have come too far to turn back now. If all else fails there is alot of beans here. What do ya'll think, should I go back to eating meat until things improve, or should I hold fast to my convictions remain vegetarian ?

  

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Comment by Melissa on August 19, 2012 at 10:09am
Meat is more expensive. Beans and rice are cheaper. Stick to your guns!
Comment by Angelina Janette Roberts (Angie) on August 19, 2012 at 7:57pm

 Thanks Melissa, I plan too. I have a cleaner contience (can't spell) these days, I can pass a field of cows and know that I am not contributing to their death, that makes me feel really good. I remember a teacher in College, something he said that stuck in my mind," He said if you change the way you look at things the things you look at change." never forgot it.

Comment by Lauren Woods on August 24, 2012 at 4:44am

I agree with Melissa, I think you can find some cheaper veggies. Where do you live? You don't have to answer, but if things get really bad, you should consider into looking at certain programs which might help you get by during this time period. There are quite a few set up at least in my area where individuals can pick up some canned goods.

Comment by Cat Bunny on August 31, 2012 at 3:09pm

You can get generic brands of frozen vegetables pretty cheaply to help stretch out your food stamps. You can also buy dry beans and lentils and things like that for very cheap. You can definitely get more frozen vegetables or even canned vegetables value wise than you can for meat. You can also supplement with some of the cheaper fresher produce like celery or carrots or even potatoes, sometimes.(I try to stay away from a lot of fresh produce because it adds up very very quickly but a cold celery stalk is so refreshing after a week of rice and beans.) The food bank idea that was mentioned is a good avenue to check out too, but it can be hit and miss on what's available and how often you're allowed to go.

Comment by Angelina Janette Roberts (Angie) on August 31, 2012 at 9:31pm

 Right now not much, husband lost his job, but God is good, still praying that he will get another one soon. I do go as cheaply as I can. I have noticed that the veggies are cheaper, trying to explain that to my hard headed husband has not been easy.

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