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Five Ways to Flex: The Easy Family Flexitarian Meal Plan

By now, you probably know that plant-based eating is a smart choice for your body, your wallet, and the planet. However, for many families, a complete diet overhaul isn’t realistic. Good news: Replacing meat with vegetarian options even a few times per week – a.k.a. going “flexitarian” – is enough to improve the nutrition and environmental sustainability of your family meals.
Meal plan Plant Forward Flexitarian

Rather than strictly eliminating
any one food, the flexitarian approach to eating encourages moderation. Using
fresh produce and plant-powered protein sources, flexitarian cooking is about
incorporating more – more
variety, more nutrients, more tastes and textures – into satisfying,
well-balanced meals. Meat can still be enjoyed on occasion but consider it a
flavorful addition instead of the main star.

These tasty,
flexitarian-friendly recipes are packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein.
They’re also loaded with so much crowd-pleasing flavor, we bet no one will miss
the meat.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

One
ingredient transforms traditional breakfast pancakes into a protein and
calcium-rich snack you can enjoy anytime. Good Culture® Classic Whole Milk
Cottage Cheese, made with four wholesome ingredients and zero additives and
preservatives, makes these fluffy flapjacks ultra-moist and flavorful without
weighing them down.

Thai Veggie Burgers

Save time with premade burger patties that go beyond beef. A creamy homemade peanut sauce and crunchy cucumbers crank up the flavor volume on Thai-inspired turkey burgers, pictured. For a meatless flexitarian meal, we love Dr. Praeger’s Purely Sensible Foods® Asian Veggie Patties, studded with red bell pepper, scallions, and ginger. 

Mushroom and
Spinach Lasagna

This
veggie-loaded lasagna delivers all the creamy comfort you crave with a hearty
serving of plant-based nutrition. Fisher® Pine Nuts and easier-to-digest a2
Milk® Whole Milk
add a punch of filling protein to fresh mushrooms and spinach
layered with no-boil noodles and two kinds of cheese.

Loaded Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

Who
says macaroni and cheese is only for kids? Nutritious cauliflower florets
replace the noodles in Tattooed Chef® Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Bowls,
available in the freezer section. Personalize by adding sun-dried tomatoes,
microwave-steamed broccoli, red onion, and fiery jalapenos for a superfast meal
that’s ready in minutes.

Iced Coffee Floats

Your
favorite coffee shop meets old school ice cream parlor in these creamy,
four-ingredient floats. With no added sugar, Nick’s Swedish Style Light Ice
Cream®
and Mocha-Flavored Kitu Super Coffee® make the perfect keto-friendly
dessert or afternoon pick-me-up topped with sugar-free chocolate sauce and
whipped cream.    

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