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Saturday, January 15, 2011

When I mention to people that I'm a pesco-vegetarian, they get a look on their face. The look clearly says they picture us sitting around gnawing on twigs. I assure you, you absolutely can include more veggie-centric meals in your diet without feeling dissatisfied (or chaining yourself to a tree!) Here's what this week's menu looked like in our home (keep in mind we're low on funds and I've been sick, so it's not fancy, but filling nonetheless): Sunday: Bean burritos, salsa, fried eggs, cole slaw, and chips. Monday: Vegetable Frittata (eggs, mushrooms, red bell pepper, onion, broccoli and cheese) and a fruit crisp. Tuesday: Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup Wednesday: Caribbean black beans and cous cous with rolls Thursday: Harvest Soup (lentils, split peas, rice, tomatoes, veggie broth, cabbage) and bread Friday: Pizza and Salad Saturday: Leftovers We usually have breakfast for dinner (eggs, potatoes, and muffins) once a week by popular demand. Spaghetti, green beans and garlic bread shows up fairly often--as does split pea soup. We also eat fish, so salmon cakes with mashed potatoes, or tuna noodle casserole with peas make appearances fairly often in the rotation as well. The rest of my family is Flexitarian, so I sometimes get them frozen meals or meaty soups they enjoy while I forage. I'm allergic to cow dairy products, so our menu is fairly limited, but if you're okay with dairy, your options for vegetarian meals are wide open! Check out a few vegetarian cookbooks from your library, and see if sometime sounds good. Reducing the amount of meat in your diet is good for you and your pocket book. Even just 2 nights a week can make a difference. Try it--your body and your bank account will thank you! *The picture above is from dinner last night. ZeZe insisted I take a picture of the "beautiful" pizza before popping it in the oven. :)

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