WB Meal Plan - Going Vegan

Beware... I am doing a little twist on the meals for this week. Brian and I ate a little poorly on Saturday and that evening, we did not feel right. We "blew" the whole wholesome thing, for sure. 

Sooo, I did some scouring of my healthy meals and thought we would go a little vegetarian this week. If you've never done vegetarian, I would encourage you to try it. It takes a little planning ~ make sure its when the kids are in bed so you can think ~ but, in my opinion, is a good way to clean the gut out of a lot of toxins found in animal products (unless you buy strictly organic). 

If you go vegetarian for the week, let me know how it went and how you felt. Side note: One of the main health benefits of a vegetarian diet is improved cardiovascular function. This is because on the whole, vegetarians do not eat saturated fats. These fats have proven to cause artery blockage. One of the many other health benefits is that the high fiber found in whole grains that are typically eaten has been proven to defend against colon and other cancers.

(You will notice I did not go strictly vegetarian. I do feel we do need a little more protein than that on a strict vegetarian diet).

Black Bean Burgers (recipe found here) with whole wheat buns, lettuce, tomato. Cool slaw** & unsweetened applesauce on the side.
Big Fat Taco Salad** (made with no meat, but guacamole and black beans).
Whole wheat (homemade) waffles with maple syrup & turkey sausage links.
Spinach Salad with strawberries, sunflower seeds and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Herbed cauliflower** on the side and peaches.
Pizza night... homemade, of course. With whole wheat dough, homemade sauce and low fat mozzarella cheese. The kids love ice cream on Fridays too... we have been getting the super cheap Party Pail at Kroger of their chocolate yogurt... the kids love it.
** These are from the book "Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast & Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes". I can email you the recipes if you're interested.

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