Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Flexitarians are people who eat mostly a vegetarian diet but may occasionally eat meat, poultry or fish (slightly different than pescetarians, who supplement their vegetarian diets with only fish). Reasons for following a flexitarian diet vary. Some may choose to eat only ethically raised meat, poultry and fish, while others eat less meat, poultry and fish to cut back on fat or calories or even to save money. Health concerns appear to be the most common driver of this behavior, with ethical or environmental concerns next. It's been estimated that about 30%-40% of the U.S. population practice some form of flexitarianism. Vegetarian Times magazine recently estimated that as many as 70% of its readers are vegetarians who occasionally eat meat.
Whether you are a vegetarian or just looking for ways to eat less meat, you can find a variety of satisfying meal options that don't include meat or seafood on our website, including the tasty meatless options below.
California Grilled Cheese and Vegetable Sandwich
Greek Salad Wrap
Grilled Blue Cheese Sandwich with Roasted Shallots and Tomato Chutney
Grilled Cheese With Figs and Almonds
Grilled Portabella Mushroom Sandwich (pictured above)
Grilled Portobello Filled with Cranberry Almond Wild Rice Pilaf
Lasagna with Pesto, Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauces