Flexitarian

What is a flexitarian you might ask? My definition is someone who will eat vegan, vegetarian and occasionally eat meat. That’s exactly what I do. I’m flexible – I will eat it all!! 🙂 Sometimes I have cereal and salads all day, sometimes I’ll have a bacon egg and cheese bagel for breakfast and steak for dinner – I eat what I want.

Yesterday I had a vegetarian (almost vegan) kind of day which means I had NO meat and very minimal dairy.

Breakfast (the only time i had dairy):

VitaMuffin sugar-free chocolate top w/ 0% plain greek yogurt, 1/2 a banana and raisin almond Love Grown granola.

Lunch:

Organic quinoa, meatless meatballs, organic marinara sauce (the meatballs are still frozen in this picture)

Snack:

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes and tortilla chips

Dinner:

Cereal combo: Kashi honey almond go lean crunch, fiber one 80 calorie squares and unsweetened almond milk

Dessert:

Dairy-free ice cream sandwich by Tofutti *very aware i need a manicure*

To be honest, when I eat this way i feel 100x better than if I had chicken or meat during the day – but sometimes my body craves bacon so that’s what it gets! The only thing I would really miss if I did go full vegetarian would be pork.. So for now, this works for me. Maybe one day I’ll go balls to the wall full on veg-head. Until then expect to see a variety of meals!

On my to do list: Find the perfect birthday dress & pack for a weekend getaway – oh, and work.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

QUESTIONS: Do you ever eat full vegetarian meals all day? If you’re vegetarian do you eat vegan meals sometimes?

 

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19 Comments to “Flexitarian”

  1. I need to do the same!! Mine is Wednesday 🙂 ans I agree, I feel better when I get no meat but sometimes I crave!

  2. I don’t think I could ever give up meat. I love the IDEA of vegetarian. But I love the REALITY of being a carnivore. ❤

  3. Hmmm, flexitarianism was something a presenter talked about at the HLS. She suggested doing some bean math to calculate the beans you needed to replace the meat in your life among other things. While I normally feel good when I don’t eat me (like yesterday when I inadvertently had 3 meat-free meals [and 2 pieces of deli turkey snack, oops]) I tend to feel pretty satisfied and good when I do. I bet that everyone’s body reacts differently, but there’s no harm in a little bean math now and then.

  4. I am definitely more towards the veg-side of the scale, but I do crave meat sometimes and it’s so easy to throw a roast or some chicken breasts in the crockpot. And you’re not the only one who needs a manicure.. my nails are jacked!

  5. I’m a vegetarian, but I’m also like an 80% vegan. I don’t really LIKE cheese and stuff that much. However, I LOVE greek yogurt. And lately, I’ve been eating egg whites and cheese, because it’s so good for me! I think being flexible works best, because you can get your cravings and eat healthier! I’m sure if I ever DID Crave meat, I’d consider eating it!

  6. you will never be a full veg head! 🙂

  7. jenn is a vegetarian and she’s gotten me into trying a lot of different foods, so now i buy some real meat products and some imitation ones. however, there’s nothing quite like a good filet mignon! =)
    ~danielle

  8. I am a eatwhatIcravetarian !

    I just listen to my body and eat what I like!

    Love ya girl! Happy holiday weekend! xoxo ❤

  9. I’m definitely a flexitarian- though I love my meat, I do have some days I go without, but I agree with Katie above, I am most definitely also an eatwhatIcravetarian; last week when I was in Sweden I went 5 meals in a row vegetarian (unintentionally)…then did lots of steak and seafood the following three nights.

  10. I started a new diet and I have been eating no dairy this week and minimal meat… I feel and look so much better! I do miss eating a nice steak though. That’s what treats are for.. I think Sara has it right on the I’m an ‘eatwhatIcravetarian’!!

  11. I’m a vegetarian (Ok, ok, I’ll admit that I eat fish like 3 times a year, usually when there is pretty much nothing else on the menu and I dont want a plain salad!) and I would say I never eat vegan. I just love cheese too much! I dont drink regular milk anymore but I dont think I could give up my cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt etc!
    ~jenn

  12. I eat what I crave almost 100% of the time. Some days I eat meat and dairy at every meal; others I’m 100% vegan! It kind of fascinates me how my body wants completely different things on a day-to-day basis. One thing I ALWAYS eat: chocolate. I can’t go 24 hours without it! How do people give up sweets for weeks or months?? I’d go nuts!

    Love those Tofutti ice cream sandwiches!

    Have a fab weekend, girlie!

  13. OOo I’ve never heard of this and I like it. I’ve heard of “pollotarian” and posted about it a couple of times- basically it just means occassionally eating white meat. But flexitarian definitley more describes my eating style, too!

  14. I consider myself a flexitarian too because sometimes I eat fish but most days I’m a vegetarian and some I’m vegan! I just go with the flow!

    I would love a fro-yo date next week! Are you available Thursday afternoon?

    Have a good birthday weekend 🙂 xo

  15. I eat vegetarian every day 🙂 I don’t really eat that much dairy- I’m trying to cut back on cheese but I can’t give up my daily yogurt!

  16. I don’t know anyone else who eats vitamuffins. I just ordered some, and got these fudgy peanut butter chip ones. They are awesome. They also sent me free pumpkin spice ones as a bonus, which are good too!

  17. i think you and i have opposite reactions to meat & veggie filled days. i naturally gravitate towards all veg and have to force myself to eat meat because my body feels better when i get a lot of protein from animal sources. i went vegan for about a year but spent the whole time dreaming of sushi! 🙂

  18. Love that you are so flexible with your eats. I dabbled in pescetarian for awhile. I loved it, but my body started craving more meat, so I started again. To this day I’m not a huge meat eater, but when I crave it, I eat it.

    It’s so great that we listen to what our bodies need! Gotta take care of these suckers are they are all our own 🙂

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