Flexitarian – It’s actually a thing!

Hey Chums! Did you look at this work and think “Flex-it-what?” If you did, you’re not alone! Apparently this is an actual term used in the food world! Now that I know it exists, I suppose I could call myself a Flexitarian, along with some of you I’d guess!

When I make my meal plan for the week, I generally try to plan at least 1 vegetarian dinner, and I find that when I do I feel more healthy! Whether that’s all in my head or not is beside the point, but both Mayo Clinic and Web MD back up my claim. Eating a meatless meal doesn’t have to be boring! Below are my top 10 favorite vegetarian dishes…not necessarily in any particular order. Please share your favorite vegetarian dishes in the comments!!

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1. Falafel Pitas: In my pitas I added spinach, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese..and of course the Tzatziki sauce and Falafel!

2. Goat Cheese and Leek Tart: No modifications, this one is STELLAR! I like to serve this with a spinach salad similar to this one.

3. Quinoa Taco Bake: Don’t let the Quinoa scare you, it makes a fantastic meat substitution in this Mexican dish!

4. Black Bean Mango Tacos: This is technically a tostada recipe, but I always just make them into tacos. Definitely add cilantro and avocado!

5. Quinoa Patties: These are also yummy with a side salad!

6. Crunchy Quinoa Thai Salad: So much quinoa! I guess you can say I’m a fan. My little James also LOVES quinoa! Anyway, I love LOVE this salad. So many vegetables, and it’s packed with flavor! I still haven’t figured out what to serve with this one..but I’m fine eating it by itself.

7. Black Bean Avocado Enchiladas: The enchilada sauce MAKES this dish. Secret ingredient? Cocoa!

8. Chipotle Bean Burritos: A nice upgrade from the traditional bean burrito.

9. Veggie Pizza: Use your favorite pizza crust, sauce, and cheese and load it up with vegetables from your fridge. I like to use spinach, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, and olives.

10. Spinach and Feta Cheese Omelette: Again, add any extra veggies available in the fridge!


4 thoughts on “Flexitarian – It’s actually a thing!

  1. I love meatless meals. We have one a couple times a week! My favorite meatless meal is definitely spinach and feta pasta by Our Best Bites. I always add extra spinach and mushrooms. We’re actually having it tonight! Another good meatless meal I’ve made recently is lentil shepherd’s pie. I had purple potatoes so it was topped with beautiful purple mashed potatoes. It was a fun, colorful dish!


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