I am always doing little things to make sure my family eats healthier. We do a lot of fresh fruits all year long. Vegetables that are in season are a great addition to any meal. And I make most things from scratch, avoiding boxed meals that are filled with all kinds of things I can’t even pronounce.
But the one area I cannot cut down on is meat. We are a family of carnivores. Genghis at only 7 years old will tell you that his favorite meal is a big steak, cooked rare. What can I say, the kid has good taste.
So when I was asked to write about Quorn’s low fat vegetarian recipes, I kept thinking how am I going to work this in. Then it hit me. A vegetarian versus meat eater meal. Kind of a battle royale if you will.
My slow cooker chili with hamburger, beans, cheese, onions and tomatoes.
An incredibly moist and tender filet.
I can think of one dish I make that contains no meat. But it is pasta, 4 cheeses, and heavy cream. A far cry from low fat.
However, I am thinking that many vegetarian dishes could be great as sides. Spaghetti squash, lentils, and even simple pasta with a little shredded cheese.
I just don’t see me getting us away from meat.
Maybe I will get brave and try one of those meat substitutes and not tell anyone that there isn’t really any meat in the dish. Maybe no one will notice.
I will have a frozen pizza on standby just in case.
Have you gone vegetarian? Was it a hard switch?