It’s Keepin’ It Real, Interactive Thursday! This is where I ask a question via facebook and twitter and you respond with your real life issues or answers. After you read what your fellow Fit Moms have said, I’ll give you a little more inspiration, or easy solutions to the issue at hand!
What’s Your Favorite Meat Free Meal?
“Soy tacos!!! Made with MorningStar Soy meat!!” Michelle K.
“hands down, my favorite is pinto bean tacos: freshly cooked pot of beans, fresh corn tortillas, fresh guacamole, chopped cilantro and salsa. I could eat it every day, and never get tired of it.” Lori R.
“Lightly buttered noodles w/ pesto sauce. Mmmmm & toast!” Ani P.
“Good old-fashioned, homemade biscuits and gravy. Ain’t one redeeming thing about it–except it makes me smile a lot. I’ve gone so far as to substitute organic spelt flour in the biscuits and almond milk in the gravy–still loaded with fat. Still makes me smile a lot.” Chana K.
If you read our Mission Monday assignment this week it was to make your best efforts to give up meat on Mondays. One of our daddy readers jokingly said, “is there such a thing :)” (as a meatless meal). Though he was joking it reminded me of my dad, who truly believed that meals COULD NOT be served without meat. Over time this proved to be devastating along with other poor food choices on his body’s system. Oh, by the way, my dad was a professional basketball player in the NBA a long long time ago, but that’s more proof that even though you hear someone is a “pro athlete” like me, don’t assume we all make the “right” choices. We are just normal people with different talents than some of you, and ALL of us have talents Fit Moms, thankfully just not all in the same areas of life (that’s what makes the world & people special).
Back to Keepin’ It Real. For me I love anything PUMPKIN this time of year. So, pumpkin soup is one of my favorite things to eat, and of course homemade pumpkin pancakes! I am in search of the “perfect” pumpkin soup recipe by the way, so if you think you have it, PLEASE post it or email it to me, I’d LOVE to try it. With your permission, I will post it on an upcoming “Recipe Tuesday”!
Yesterday, I talked with my cousin who mentioned that breakfast time was tough for her to think of meatless ideas. One of my favorites is the “yummy “muffin” veggie frittata”. Other vegetarian options I love are whole wheat pancakes topped with fresh fruit and nuts, veggie omelet, organic fruit and nuts, yogurt parfait topped with granola, breakfast burrito (with veggies like broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, red onions, and red pepper, nix the meat) and crustless veggie quiche. I almost forgot there are thousands of smoothie combinations you can come up with, get creative and don’t forget to add some protein (nuts or powder).
For lunch my favorite meatless meals are salads. A few meals I like are tropical fruit salad, “Daddy does it raw wrap”, again smoothies, taco salad (omit meat), tasty cabbage and carrot salad (add avocoado for some yummy healthy fat), and homemade soup and salad.
Dinner options are the easiest for most people, but here are a few of my favorites. Sunflower seed tacos, homemade veggie pizza, any type of meatless whole wheat pasta dish, and homemade crockpot stews to name a few. FYI in case you didn’t know, a lot of the meals that I mentioned above have links to recipes if you click them.
To help you with a 5 day plan if you are really adventurous, eat what we ate. In August our family went raw for the month! Check out our “Daddy Does It Raw“ week 3 menu for more breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas! I didn’t realize this when I wrote our Monday Mission, but there is actually a Meatless Monday Revolution that is already going on (it reminds me that when I think I have an original idea, that there is nothing new under the sun…lol) If you’d like to check out the Meatless Monday revolution, click here. Many of your favorite chefs, trainers, restaurants, and stars are doing it!
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