Overcoming meat addiction

Question: 
I want to become a devotee of Krishna, but I still like the taste of chicken. How is it possible to completely give up eating meat?


Our Answer:
Basically, you have to find some kinds of prasadam, food offered to Krishna, that you like so much that you forget about the chicken. If you are really addicted, there are so many imitation chicken preparations now that are made with vegetable products like gluten. They may be offerable to Krishna, as long as they're free of eggs, garlic, and onion.

Also, chanting the Hare Krishna mantra will give you a higher taste. Krishna explains this to Arjuna in the Bhagavad-gita, when He says, "The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness." (Bhagavad-gita, 2.59)