7-Day Vegetarian Challenge Part 2
Congratulations! Your efforts this week are a positive step toward an important change in your health, the well-being of farm animals, and the environment we all share.
You made it to day 3. How is it going? Is it easier than you thought it would be? What has been your biggest challenge to eating meat free? Are you considering meat-free beyond the challenge?
Day 4: Serve a colorful plate. Plan a meal with at least 3 different colors.
Source: USDA Nutritional Database
Day 5: Try a plant based protein source. I’m often asked how do you get enough protein. In fact, not so long ago I asked the same question. I was surprised by the amount of protein you can get from plant-based foods.
Day 6: Eat seasonably. Check out the Benefits of Eating Seasonably and the handy dandy cheat sheet for eating seasonably.
Day 7: Have your family pick a vegetarian dish for lunch or dinner or try a recipe from one of the resources below.
Online Recipe Resources
(Some of my favorite vegetarian and vegan resources)
Favorite (and Most Often Used) Cookbooks
Engine 2 Diet
Forks Over Knives
Peas and Thank You – Simple Meatless Meals the Family Will Love
Vegetarian Times (Magazine)
Let me know if you have a favorite website or cookbook for vegetarian recipes so I can add it to the list.
How to Enter
Of course we have to include prizes and photos in the challenge. Take pictures throughout the week including your daily challenges. Using the hashtag #vegchallenge share them on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for one entry each day. There will be a Vegetarian Challenge Page tab in the menu bar above that will include a link-up (open all week) to link your photos and blog posts or you can leave a comment including the link to your challenge photos.
For more chances to win, at the end of the challenge, share a wrap-up post on your blog of Facebook page. No worries if you don’t have a blog or Facebook. Instead of linking up post a comment for the point and to share your experience of eating a vegetarian diet for one week.
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