We started eating meat again when we were trying to get pregnant the first time. While the extra protein may have been a good idea, it was likely an excuse. We were ready to start eating meat again. What we weren't ready to do was make it the main focus of every meal. Fast forward nine years and we're still not eating much meat. Maybe once or twice a week, we'll incorporate a little into a meal, but it is almost never a stand alone.
A little meat goes a long way when it comes to flavor and protein. Having smaller portions on hand to add to pot pies, stews, quiche (think ham and asparagus or broccoli), pasta, you name it, makes working with meat easy and it regulates our intake so we're sure not to over do it. And this makes holiday meals with family really special.
If you'd like to make some changes and eat less meat for your health and your wallets and need some ideas, I have a Vegetarian Main Dishes section in the "Recipes by Category" link just below the header picture at the top.
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