Keep in mind that I'm a vegetarian, not a vegan. I'm also working to eat better and healthier to maximize my heath and performance in races. Oh yeah, and because of vanity. That said, it's really easy to still eat crap without eating meat. I try my best not to do that. Let me also say that I don't eat eggs and I don't eat any meat. So let's not have this conversation:
Me: I don't eat meat.
Concerned Citizen: You don't eat meat at all?
CC: Do you eat beef?
CC: Do you eat pork?
CC: Do you eat chicken?
CC: Do you eat fish? (this one is slightly valid since apparently you can be a vegetarian while still eating fish...I am not one of them)
CC: ....I know you don't eat meat, but do you eat meatloaf?
*Sigh* This is the reality of my life. To be honest I actually eat a much wider variety of foods since I cut meat and really enjoy cooking now and eating new foods.
Sushi. Vegetable Roll and Avocado Roll from Sapporo
Gluten free strawberry shortcakes
Reese's cups...though not typically but the pound
Smoothies. Lots of smoothies.
Pineapple. Typically by the pound
Ugly yet delicious gluten free apple pie
LOTS of Mexican food
Did I mention I really like pineapple?
Quinoa and roasted veggies
Chips and salsa
Avocado. I would eat these like a hand fruit if socially acceptable
My fridge. As you can see, it has food in it
And even more food
As you can see, I eat. A lot. I like to cook. I also like to consume trash at restaurants during certain horse racing weekends. I hope that cleared up some of the mystery surrounding meat free diets and remember this is not all inclusive. Hopefully I've saved both meat eaters and the meat free those circular and uncomfortable conversations all in hopes of answering the question of what we eat.