Sunday, May 5, 2013

Meatless on Monday

Good morning and Happy Meatless on Monday #32!!! (yes I know it's Sunday)  
I wasn't sure about sharing about my recent meatless adventure but what the heck...I've gone totally meat-free!  Read Greening My Plate.  
I'm taking it one day at a time!

A few reasons for this meat-free "adventure" are:
1. Health
2. Environment
3. Because I can!

I've been reading blogs like Vegan Mother Hubbard, which I found from Green Thickies, for tips and I'm very excited about going meat-free.  I wasn't a big meat eater in the first place.  We eat chicken mostly and red meat only a few times a year.  To make this transition simple and easy without completely freaking my husband out I made a HUGE batch of slow cooker chicken and then separated several pieces in baggies and froze them.  This way my husband can still get his meat and I don't have to cook it all of the time.  PLUS it will save lots of time in the kitchen.

The key to going meat-free is "beefing" up your veggie intake (I couldn't help it!) while adding in plenty of meat-free protein like brown rice and quinoa.  I love foods that I can make in advance and warm up when I'm hungry.  This will save me from cheating with unhealthy snack options.  Chips are vegetarian but they aren't very healthy.

I'll try not to bore you with too many details for now.  On the the food!
Today I'm going to share my FAVE Meatless meals that I've already shared...











That's all for now!  Stay tuned for more healthy recipes!
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17 comments:

  1. Your meatless dishes look terrific! We enjoy meat but eat veggie based dishes on a regular basis.

    I'm visiting from The Creative HomeAcres Blog Hop.

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  2. Ohhh yeah, I'm always searching for healthy eats. Thanks for sharing. Found you at Let’s get social Sunday. New Follower. You can find me painting, decorating and baking on HickoryTrail

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  3. I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Hugs, Cathy

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  4. Great meatless dinner ideas!! Loving the veggie burger tacos!!
    Stopping by from Creative Mondays...have a great week!!

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  5. Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Mondays~ Paula

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  6. These sound wonderful, and although, every now and then, I eat meat.....I eat mainly veggies and such. You can find me on www.threedawgladydesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi, I'm your newest follower and brand new blogger... I found yu on Inspire Me MOnday and the meatless recipes are awesome! Although we're not completely meatless, I cut down our intake to about 20%, 2 years ago. Please come follow me at http://mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow! This looks great. I look forward to you stopping by My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a spring soiree at my home :) The party also includes a giveaway by the famous tabletop and giftware brand Mikasa. Hope to see you there!! Have a great week.

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  9. That naan looks really good! I just recently made flatbread for the first time. It was delicious. :)
    Thanks for linking-up at A Humble Bumble each week :)

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  10. Great recipes, I been wanting to make that Naan , it looks so good. Visiting from the HT blog hop. http://fitandbeyond40.com/parsley-a-wealth-of-benefits/

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  11. I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  12. My hubby wants me to learn to make flat bread...I'm gonna have to take the time and do it soon. I appreciate you sharing at the Shady Porch! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  13. Wow looking for to trying the Naan bread!

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  14. I don't always do the Meatfree Mondays thing, but I *do* love my veggie & that smashed bean club looks delicious! :) I followed you from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/Tasty-Tuesdays-Link-Party-9.html

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  15. Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all that join
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/09/all-things-pretty-number-7/

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  16. They all look so delicious! Thanks for sharing this post at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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  17. Love these ideas :) We can't wait to see what you share at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends!

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