Source: USDA Nutritional Database
Day 5: Try a plant based protein source. I’m often asked how do you get enough protein. People are always surprised when I tell them it is actually really easy.
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.
Here is one of my favorites:
Bean & Veggie Enchiladas
2 cups cooked white beans (or 1 can rinsed/drained)
1 small sweet potato shredded
1-2 peppers roasted (I used red & yellow)
1 small onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 cups shredded greens (I used spinach)
1 cup corn
2 tsp cumin
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz queso fresco crumbled
1-2 cups tomatillo sauce (store bought Frontera is my favorite)
1/2 cup shredded cheese
6 corn tortillas
Mix first 7 ingredients (beans through corn) add in cumin, cream cheese and 1/4 cup sauce. Spray baking pain (rounded works great) and layer 1/4 cup sauce in bottom, then layer tortilla, bean mix and queso fresco, Repeat 1-2 times more depending on thickness of layers. End with tortillas, top with shredded cheese and remaining sauce. Bake 350 degrees 25-30 minutes. Top with avocado
Online Recipe Resources
(Some of my favorite vegetarian and vegan resources)
Marathon Mom - Most of mine are also gluten free
Oh She Glows
The Healthy Foodie
The Realistic Nutritionist
and of course, there is Pinterest
Vegetarian Times (Magazine)
How to EnterOf 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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