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Could You Go Vegetarian? — Yellow Tennessee

Could You Go Vegetarian?

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.


White Bean Soup Via Vegetarian Times./


Slow Cooker Chili 2

My slow cooker chili with hamburger, beans, cheese, onions and tomatoes.

Via Allrecipes

Stuffed Peppers Via Allrecipes



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?

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.