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ANNEMROHRER Posts: 18
11/15/09 11:54 A

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I have a hard time with managing meals for my husband, myself, and my kids. I always make sure I have fresh greens and salad material on hand for myself (I eat a huge veggie only salad before each meal) and make a "regular" dinner for everyone else. Most times the meat component is separate so it wouldn't be hard to cut out. For instance--spaghetti & meatballs with the meatballs on the side. This way, everyone is happy! You can do this with a lot of recipes without much hassle.

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11/10/09 10:20 A

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I love meatless meals! Does anyone want to swap your best meatless recipes? I have a great one for "spaghetti" using spaghetti squash. It's great when your looking for that comfort meal and still want super healthy.

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti:

Cut your spaghetti squash in two and remove the seeds and inner membranes like you would a pumpkin. Add just a tad of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and roast the squash in a 350 degree oven cut side down for 30 minutes or so (until the squash flesh is tender.)I cook for 4 of us (three being hungry men) so I use two spaghetti squash.

In a saucepan on the stove heat two cans of your favorite tomato sauce. Add 1 1/2 tsp. dry italian seasoning for each can used, and two crushed cloves of garlic for each can, a dash of olive oil and a dash of garlic salt. Sometimes I add chopped fresh basil if I have it. Let this slow simmer to let the flavors meld while your squash cooks.

When your squash is done, scrape out the insides with a fork. It's super easy and comes right out looking like spaghetti pasta.

Top your squash with your pasta sauce and a small amount of grated Parmesan. Serve with a fresh green salad.

You'll never miss pasta spaghetti again! And it's super easy to make. Enjoy!


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EYSMAMA Posts: 10
6/14/09 3:56 P

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6/12/09 5:37 A

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No problem. I have been a vegetarian for 20 years. I think it is great to get more people to have at least one day without meat. Great idea!!

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6/11/09 11:48 P

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What a great idea! I became an ethical vegetarian in my teens, after reading Animal Liberation.

Grebjack, have you tried the SparkPeople meal plans? They make it easy for me.

My husband eats meat, yet even when we met he never ate it at home.

Edited by: SOULCOLLAGESUE at: 6/11/2009 (23:49)
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JOYOLOGIST Posts: 4
6/7/09 6:51 P

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I'm in. Meatless on Mondays, got it. Are there any other details about this challenge I need to be aware of?

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6/7/09 12:32 P

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I haven't eaten meat in a long while. It was a natural transition off of meat. I don't even miss it! And I feel so much better!

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6/7/09 12:31 P

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I'm with LUSK64, I hardly ever eat meat. I love it, but not a much of a cooker.
GREBJACK, I'd love to know what some of your daily menus look like. I eat shrimp occasionally & thought its protein count was colossal especially compared to being so low in calories! What are the bean & grain combinations you refer to? Perhaps additions to my repertoire!
Willing to participate.

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6/7/09 10:12 A

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great idea

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KIMBARLEY69 Posts: 1
6/2/09 12:32 P

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You can breastfeed without giving up your veg diet! Check out the breastfeeding article on vegansociety: http://www.vegansociety.com/html/people/li
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If you are trying to go meatless and other family members are resistent, your best bet is to try some of the meat substitutes like the morningstar or boca crumbles. You can use them in a recipe just like you would ground beef only its much much healthier. I make baked ziti, spaghetti, chili, and tacos with it. Yum!

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6/2/09 11:38 A

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I'm game, but my meals tend to be meatless anyway. I only eat chicken and fish because I'm breastfeeding. Prior to being pregnant, I had been vegetarian for about 6 years. No red meat, however. YUCK!

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6/2/09 8:19 A

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HIPPYFROMHELL Posts: 3
6/2/09 7:10 A

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What is DH?

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6/1/09 9:48 P

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My daughter became a vegetarian 4 years ago and we've incorporated that lifestyle into our usual meat eating repertoire. But summer's my favorite time to prepare more veggie dishes anyway. I'm in for tomorrow!

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6/1/09 12:43 A

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I like to eat meatless meals everyday, but having a meatless day is good too. I'm in. I'll start tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon NEVER ON MONDAY!!!

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5/31/09 1:53 P

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Great idea. My husband and I pften eat meatless meals. We usually consumme poultry and fish but we tend to eat vegetarian meals most of the time and we love it. There are so many fun ways to eat healthy and still get all you need to feed your body. I'm in for Tomorrow.

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CD3659209 Posts: 1,144
5/30/09 11:50 A

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i've just recently set a goal to go entire days without eating meat...I'm pretty excited to have some company. My goal is...on days I eat meat only one meal a day, and to go at least 2 days a week with no meat.
I agree that we all also need to work on the dairy thing...but I'm not ready yet. I'm close, though, because it's an environmental disastor!

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5/28/09 3:34 P

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I would like to eat more meatless meals myself, but my DH is a meateater....We've been talking about trying it out though...so count me in.
I noticed some of you mentioned that you already do this, care to share some yummy recipes?

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5/26/09 2:43 P

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I like this idea! I think the goal would be good for a number of meatless meals too. Either way I'll participate! We tend to eat a lot of meat in my house.

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5/25/09 5:42 P

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What a good way to start. Not having mat for one day a week. Count me in.



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5/24/09 9:31 P

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My family already goes meatless for at least one meal a day any way. I'm game.

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5/24/09 12:59 P

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I'm game, but since I'm already a vegetarian, I can try to give up dairy one day a week to eat lower on the foodchain. I'm really having a hard time getting as much protein as SparkPeople says I should get without running my calories over. My usual bean and grain combinations have way more calories per gram of protein than shrimp and tuna do - I'm not sure how to conquer that problem.

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We drew a circle that took him in!
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LUSK64 Posts: 2,198
5/24/09 12:56 P

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I hardly ever eat meat.

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5/24/09 12:04 P

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I do this already. I started cutting back on meat, fish, and poultry, because I was not getting enough veggies. Now I eat no red meat, except free range bison every once in a while. Now I'm trying to give up poultry and go with fish only.

I think if we do it as a team, using a particular day of the week or just saying a # of times a week would be easier to track.

Either way, I'll go for it.

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5/24/09 10:40 A

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Hello All!

Since we're all eco freaks I was just wondering if we wanted to make a team wide goal of meatless meals or meatless days. Most people would agree that our ecological footprint is greatly reduced when we choose to consume non-animal products. This goal would help our omnivorous friends find a way to reduce their impact while still respecting their chosen dietary lifestyle, I being one of those omnivores would like to suggest either one entirely meatless day or 10 meals per week meatless. Of course, this only reduces the impact of those who currently consume more meat that this... Anyway, more details could be ironed out. What do you think?

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