Flexitarian for ‘fancy’? Learn what it actually means

Flexitarian for ‘fancy’? Learn what it actually means

Flexitarian for ‘fancy’? Learn what it actually means

Flexitarian is a new name that has been given to people, who are mainly vegetarian but will still eat meat or  fish from time to time.

This is a very healthy way to eat  to support the environment and to support your own  health.

Too much meat can be inflammatory, affecting  joint health. Since the war, people have increased their consumption of red meat dramatically which now may be linked to ware and tare on the joints. Meat is  also very acidic and  our body needs to be more alkaline to help reduce toxins and again to protect joints.

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Being only vegetarian you can be  depleted  in nutrients found mainly in meat and fish such as iron, zinc and B12. These all support your energy cycle and your memory.

Being naturally vegetarian, you do have to be careful not just to live on cheese.

So as part of a healthy flexitarian diet it is important to add egg, pulses (chickpeas & lentils) nuts, seeds and tofu for good sources of protein.

Protein helps support healthy hair,  skin and nails as well as switch off the appetite hormones.

So a healthy flexitarian diet should be as follows: have fish twice a week and meat once a week

Flexitarian for ‘fancy’? Learn what it actually means

Day 1

Breakfast: Yoghurt with seeds and berries
Snack: fruit
Lunch: Cheese and tomato sandwich and 1 x fruit
Dinner: lentil and butternut squash stew with brown rice
Dessert: Baked apple with pistachios and 1 tsp of honey

Day 2

Breakfast: porridge with fruit and almonds
Snack: fruit
Lunch: egg salad and 1 slice of wholemeal bread
Snack: 1 x flapjack
Dinner: Chickpea curry with brown rice

Day 3

Breakfast: Porridge with apple compote
Snack: handful of munchie seeds
Lunch: hummus with a pitta bread and sald
Snack: 2 x baby bell cheese
Dinner: Salmon with baked potato and peas/green beans

Day 4

Breakfast: Greek yoghurt with berries
Snack: banana
Lunch: cottage cheese with baked potato/salad
Snack: 9 seed bar
Dinner: Quorn sausage with ratatouie

Day 5

 Breakfast: Museili with yoghurt
Snack: 1 x fruit
Lunch: Tuna salad
Snack: handful of dried fruit and nuts
Dinner: Spanish omelette with peas/green beans plus pre cooked potatoes
1 x glass of wine

Day 6 weekend

Breakfast: Pancakes made with 1 cup of almond milk half a cup of buckwheat flour & 1 egg. Mix all ingredients and cook for 1 minute on each side in good no stick pan. Serve with berries, crème fresh and 1 tsp of honey.
Lunch: Carrot & coriander soup with butterbeans and 1 toasted wholemeal muffin
Snack: wholemeal scone with quark and blueberry jam
Dinner: Cod with roasted vegetables and baked potato
Small bar of dark chocolate and 1 small glass of wine

 Day 7 Sunday

Breakfast: Brunch Scrambled egg with smoke salmon on 1 slice of rye bread
Lunch: Roast Chicken with sweet potato mash, broccoli & peas with marigold organic gravy
Dessert: Apple crumble made with half wholemeal & white flour and 2 dsp of flaked almonds
Tea: Cheese and crackers with chutney, celery sticks, tomato and an apple

Eating a flexitarian diet gives you the best of both worlds so you can enjoy more social occasions and it doesn’t give you the excuse to live off just cheese and pasta! While it should give help keep your energy levels more even.