Monday, January 4, 2010


My daughter is starting her new diet today. She is becoming a vegetarian who eats fish. She is also becoming a flexetarian, which means that if there are no other options, she will eat some meat. She began down this road after a joining a 5th grade club which talked about organic and healthy eating practices. Since that time, she has boycotted McDonalds, Burger King and the like. Recently, she had a health class lesson at school which made her consider this diet. She is twelve, so we had to do some research. We want to make sure she gets enough protein. And now that the new year is here, we are helping her to embark on her lifestyle choice. The family is going to eat her diet for the first week. After that, we are going to try to cut our consumption of meat and chicken, but we are not going to give them up. There is a movement called Meatless Mondays. I generally serves at least on vegetarian dish a week. I am hoping to up that to 2-3 times a week. Meatless Monday sounds like something I'd like to try, but if it becomes too inflexible, I'll take my meat out on other days.

Maren's meals (an mostly mine, too):
Breakfast: spinach, shallot, bleu cheese fritatta with Orange, banana yogurt smoothie
Lunch: Vegetable sushi, apple sauce, brownie
Snack: Laughing cow cheese and vegetables
Dinner: Nine Gem curry over jasmine rice with garlic naan. (I'm going with Trader Joe's Korma sauce and adding tofu, raisins, cashews, beans, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, onions, and tomatoes)

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