I normally try to eat only one or two servings of meat a week, but do not have a scheduled day. I did eat meat yesterday, my 17 year old son cooked spicy black beans and rice with turkey sausage. He caught me picking around the sausage to get more beans and rice and teased me about being a picky eater :) I always give him a hard time about picking around the peas when he eats. Tonight my son and I will have black bean burgers with sweet potato fries and the wife and daughter will have regular hamburgers and chips.
I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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I don't really follow a rule for when I go meatless. I honestly don't really tally it up or anything, but am probably meatless about 75% of the week.
A meatless meal for me might be veggie lasagna or a Boca burger or a big bowl of roasted Brussels sprouts with pecans... I've sort of flipped around the traditional "meal" concept that I grew up on and try to eat smoething healthful that my body needs, even if that's not a traditional whole meal. Sometimes I'll concoct a yogurt / berry / chia / granola partfait and it's so yummy and nutritious!
In case you're wondering, I still eat cheese (you mentioned cheese), fish, eggs, poultry... Basically just don't eat red meat and often don't eat any meat. I want to get some good bean and lentil recipes because I'd love to eat less meat but need more good protein sources.
Do you take part in not eating meat on Mondays? What do you cook or eat to replace a meat or dairy food on Mondays? I do my best to not eat animal products of any kind at least 1x a week, but I admit to liking cheese way too much. If I don't make it a Meatless Monday, I plan for Sunday or Tuesday and keeping in the Catholic tradition of fish on Fridays, I eat meatless or a fish on that day. Living in northwest, and having never been exposed to salmon until coming to Oregon, I eat salmon, especially when I can meet the fisherman face to face at a farmer's market. Food is a very political and social decision in this area. It's about the environment, the impact on who can and can't afford healthy food, and on and on.
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