My husband and I recently watched a great documentary that discussed the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. It gave us a lot to think about. I’m not labeling myself, nor my family, vegetarian, but we’re really making a concerted effort to cut down on the amount of meat we eat. When my husband suggested we give this a shot, I panicked a little. Not because I feared we couldn’t go without meat, but I was really worried about the variety of foods I would be able to make. I cook 6 to 7 nights a week, we very rarely go out to eat or order take out. I do pretty extensive meal planning before heading out the grocery every Sunday and previously it always included meals containing chicken, ground beef, steak, or pork. My husband’s goal is to totally cut out meat. My goal is to drastically reduce the amount of meat I eat. I’m still a fan of a good burger or a juicy steak, but we’re trying to make a healthy change as a family, including our seven-year-old son.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how many great recipes we’ve made and how much we’ve all enjoyed. I thought others may be interested in giving this a shot, so each week I’m going to share a new recipe that we’ve made and enjoyed.
Welcome to My Meat-free Mondays!
This week’s recipe is for delicious and filling Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos. This recipe made a lot and we had plenty of left overs for lunches and dinner for another night.