5 Simple Tips to Eat Less Meat (and still get enough protein!)

5 Simple Tips to Eat Less Meat (and still get enough protein!)

There are a lot of reasons to eat less meat.  

Think environmental healthpersonal health, and inhumane conditions of industrial farms - just a few of the hot topics.  But the choice to be in-the-know is all yours, and I ain’t here to preach.  If you’ve decided you want to try eating less meat and want some ideas to start, this Tips Tuesday post is for you, friend!

For a while, when I was trying to cut down on animal products, I simply ate less meat without giving much thought to my protein intake.  But, as I found out, that approach can make you pretty hungry!  And Steve was not a fan of my frequent hangry days.  Courtney SMASH!

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“Meaty” Veggie Sloppy Joes with Homemade BBQ Sauce

“Meaty” Veggie Sloppy Joes with Homemade BBQ Sauce

With spring weather starting to come around – or already in full-swing for those of us in the Southwest – it’s a great time to cook up this American family favorite again! 

Sloppy Joes are great for any weather – warm and hearty, they are appetizing in cold weather; as a BBQ sandwich, these are also totally appropriate in warmer months.  It’s fantastic.  They simultaneously...

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Quinoa + Farro Butternut Bowl

Quinoa + Farro Butternut Bowl

Basically, this steamy little fall dish here is just wonderful.  It is warm and delicious and comforting.  Just what the weather report calls for.

So, I teach cycling at the gym I work at, and it’s always a really fun time – not to mention great workout for everyone, including me!  You could say I look forward to it.  (Read: I heart cycling class.)...

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Farro + Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Farro + Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Every summer I start to get the urge to do whatever I did the summer before.   Sometimes, even the summer before that, if it was a particularly good one.

The last couple summers have brought some fun memories, and with them, the desire to drive to Santa Barbara to camp out in a tent on the beach; a longing for Ireland and happy looking cows (that made ridiculous butter!); and, of course, dreams of returning to Greece for the Mediterranean coast and its oh-so-fantastic food.

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