What’s a Flexitarian you ask?
“They eat whatever they feel’s right at the time” – vegan Buddhists
“A Flexitarian is a semi-vegetarian focusing on vegetarian food with occasional meat consumption. It is a modern compromise for having a healthy, plant-centric diet, without fully eliminating or denying meat consumption”. – The Flexitarian Cookbook
Being a Flexitarian is about making healthy food choices while being flexible in the way you do it. I personally don’t eat dairy or eggs because of how those foods make me feel. My husband, Al, on the other hand still eats eggs as long as they are stand alone i.e. scrambled or hard boiled eggs. In anything that I make for the two of us to share I will use egg replacer for example, or vegenaise. See – we are being flexible. , well more Al than me, but we started this journey due to my health issues.
We have also drastically slashed our meat intake over the past year. I would say now out of the 21 meals we eat in a given week, I only incorporate meat products into about 3 meals a week and these are spread over breakfast, lunch and dinner.
One of the other great things we have noticed about being Flexitarian is all the great meal ideas that I never seemed to take time to create before. I find I am spending a lot more time creating new and interesting meals (which I love to do). I find there are so many more options when you don’t stick to the typical “North American diet.” Nowadays, I make everything we eat from scratch and I feel so much better for it – and my grocery bill has come down substantially as well, which is a big bonus!
All in all, Flexitarian is what you make of it and we are happy that we are on this path.