This week, I attempt to serve my family meatless dinners. Partly because I feel like we’ve gotten into a food rut, partly because we simply need to eat better (dinner tends to be my biggest meal of the day, which is problematic because I usually have already eaten most of my calories for the day by the time 7pm rolls around). My friend Kelli told me that she and her husband were implementing a “no sweets, spirits, or meats except on days that start with ‘S'” plan, hence this experiment.
This calls for creativity on my part, as when I was “vegetarian” in the past, I fell back on pasta dishes, Taco Bell bean burritos, and Boca burgers far more often than I care to admit. This week’s menu includes:
Monday: crockpot palaak tofu (plus chard), served over rice and with multigrain naan bread
Tueday (baseball practice night): crockpot baked potatoes and steamed broccoli, fruit
Wednesday: penne a la vodka, maybe some multigrain bread, salad
Thursday: spinach, chard, and mushroom quiche, salad
Friday: crockpot beans and rice, fixins
I plan to blog each night’s meals, so stay tuned! And wish me luck.