Vegetarians, look away. In the pioneering, do-it-yourself spirit, Jennifer Reese, author of Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, does an experiment with her own birds to see if it’s more cost-effective (and tasty) to raise and cook your own turkey for Thanksgiving. The results are not for the weak of heart.
More and more families are choosing to become vegetarian, and a balanced, meat-free diet can be very healthy. However, it is important to replace the nutrients meat provides — particularly protein, iron, zinc, and possibly some B vitamins, says Annabel Karmel, author of SuperFoods for Babies and Children.