Could you be a flexitarian?

No that’s not a swear word, but rather a good idea!

You may not be a vegan or a vegetarian, but could you consider being a flexitarian?  In other words, replacing meat occasionally for health reasons or having meat-free days to lower your overall animal protein and fat intake.

Often our concern is that we won’t feel full or satiated without meat, or that we won’t get enough protein without meat.  Here are some ideas for meat substitutions that should answer all our concerns.

  • Beans, lentils, chick peas, red kidney beans as a meat substitution in soups, stews and curries.
  • Beans on toast.
  • Replace some of the meat in your spaghetti bolognaise with some hidden veggies.
  • Try ‘meat free Monday’s and have a vegetable taco or veggie burger option.

Why not consider some good vegetarian recipes to replace one or two of your every day week meals with? What are some of your meat-free options?