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An ovo-lacto vegetarian (or lacto-ovo vegetarian) is a vegetarian who does not eat meat, but does consume some animal products such as eggs and dairy. A typical ovo-lacto vegetarian diet can include fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, roots, fungi, milk, cheese, yogurt, kefir, and eggs. That is officially the definition of an ovo-lacto vegetarian. Of all the people in the world my husband is not one I would have ever thought would turn into a vegetarian. He loves- no, let me correct myself here, he used to love meat and potatoes almost as a religion. He worshipped them. And given his love for them as a way of life even, he was the easiest man to feed!

Now what do I do? Not only do I need to please this man I adore’s palate but I have to somehow find enough protein out there to satisfy a large framed guy’s daily protein requirements.

To add to this new-found lifestyle conundrum, our tween daughter has declared that she too shall be an ovo-lacto vegetarian but she doesn’t want to eat beans! Well, here is where we parent up and make her eat meat since she is still a child but that still leaves me with my original ordeal. Maybe I should wife up (Is that even a word ?) and just make him eat meat! :o)

How do I feed my husband? This is going to be quite the adventure and since we spend 24/7 together will I go vegetarian too? So far, he’s been eating a three egg mushroom and Swiss cheese omelette smothered in onions with home fries for brunch and a salad loaded with beans, cheese, seeds and nuts for dinner and  yogurt, cheese and crackers for snack. I know he’s getting a lot of protein but is it enough? I don’t think so. Constantly having to be aware of our nutritional status getting enough of this and that with so many imposed limitations to where it almost is better to think of it as not existing makes me feel like I’m living in The Walking Dead post apocalyptic survivalist series. At least I’m not running from zombies at least not yet. What if my husband goes berserk and finally gives into needing meat and I begin to look good to him!:o) Yikes!

Have any of you been through this and do you have any advice for us?