Flexitarian – What’s That?

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on October 1, 2015 · 0 comments

A flexitarian is a person who eats mostly a vegetarian diet, but occasionally includes meat. Does that mean you eat meat once a week? Once a day? It doesn’t matter because there is no formal definition of flexitarian. It is flexible to meet your needs. It simply implies that that you are leaning more in the direction of a plant-based eating plan.

This is easier to accomplish than you may think.

When grocery shopping, plan your meals around vegetables or whole grains like quinoa, rather than meat.

Eat smaller amounts of meat – a stew or a stir-fry loaded with veggies.

Plan meatless meals a few times a week – whole wheat spaghetti with mushroom marinara, bean-based chili, pita salad sandwich with hummus, veggie sushi, or bean burritos. Even the old standby peanut butter and jelly on whole grain bread is a plant-based choice.

There are over 40,000 edible plants. Give some a try.

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