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Could you quit meat once a week for a year?

By Penelope Wall, April 12, 2010 - 11:25am

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Penelope asks: Could you quit meat once a week for a year?


Yes! I have not eaten meat of any kind for 21 years this month.
Jude Ehrsam


04/20/2010 - 11:53pm

Yes!!! The last two years my husband and I have been cutting down on red meat. We would have poultry twice a week and fish twice a week. The other 3 days were meatless.

This January we stopped eating red meat, pork & poultry all together. We still eat fresh fish (halibut, flounder, fluke and salmon) but no meat at all.

We have been eating alot of large salads for dinner. Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash as well as, green/red/yellow/orange bell peppers, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and celery seem to be main staples on a bed off baby romaine and baby spinach. Delicious. We feel much better:)


04/20/2010 - 11:27pm

Of course, already do, every Friday for life, to remember that Jesus died for our sins. Just a small way to keep this fact in my mind and a small token of thanks to our Lord and Saviour.


04/20/2010 - 8:45pm

In a house with a toddler and a meat loving husband it is tough, but I try to do at least one vegetarian meal and two fish meals per week. Meatless meals that tend to go over well with the little guy and the big guy are anything with eggs (quiche or breakfast for dinner), curries, hearty soups and burritos/quesadillas. I make the quiche with a brown rice crust and substitute some of the whole eggs for egg white.


04/20/2010 - 7:20pm

Definitely -- My family only eats meat 2 to 3 nights a week.


04/20/2010 - 6:50pm

YES!! Already have for going on 5 weeks now. No meat for me!! I feel much better. I have lost a few pounds too! I am diabetic and did it for my health. I have not had any problems not eating meat. the problem I am having is try to be creative with my food ideas!!


04/20/2010 - 6:42pm

I've been vegan for over two years. Before that we ate meat once a week, which my husband does now.
We do not use any eggs or dairy products. Because of the creativity of many companies and a number of vegan genius cooks, we do not miss meat, or for that matter, animal products, at all. It takes some education and creativity, but it can be done. The internet has many sites that provide information and recipes for everything you could possibly want. We even made it through Passover without eggs or dairy.
Quinoa was a big help.


04/20/2010 - 6:36pm

have done except dont have meat 2 days a week every one should try it its so easy with such a variety of food available you dont miss meat at all


04/20/2010 - 6:29pm

Absolutely and have for many meals a week. I love my veggies,all sorts of potatoes, and pasta-well, I can eat pasta every meal. I had a meatless day so far today
Example of my meals today:
Homemade Blueberry Muffin
Late Morning/early lunch:
Afternoon snack:
Baked Sweet Potato
Green Salad with blackbean
Going meatless 1 day at a time


04/20/2010 - 6:01pm

Definitely know that I could and often do, although I would not consider myself a vegetarian. My daughter-in-laws are both vegetarians and when I prepare meals for them I usually eat what I've prepared for them. And make a meat meal for the non-vegetarians. I really prefer a veggies to a burger any day, but you have to let me have that filet once in awhile.


04/20/2010 - 5:55pm

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