Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Veggie Meal

I go back and forth on my meat consumption.  I prided myself on not eating red meat for the last 13 years, then blew that with the filet mignon we served at our wedding.  Oops!  I still like to know where my meat comes from and prefer to have organic meat whenever possible. On a daily basis, I consume very little meat.  I prefer fish and will sometimes eat chicken and turkey, but I don't need meat to feel full.  I made a quick and easy meal that can keep any vegetarian or some carnivores full.

I made stuffed green peppers, sweet potato fries, and roasted carrots.This meal took 40 minutes to bake, but only 10 minutes of prep. 

Stuffed green peppers:
First I sauteed some carrots, red onions, salt, pepper, and green pepper in a little bit of olive oil to let everything carmelize.  Once ready, I stuffed the peppers, topped with goat cheese, and threw it in the oven for about 15 minutes- done!

Roasted Carrots and Sweet Potato Fries:
Super easy- just cut and bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees with olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika.  Easy and has a nice kick to it!

I enjoyed this for dinner on Sunday night and my hubby was almost veggie that night- he had fish along with it.

I know a lot of the blog world leans towards vegetarianism.  What is your preferred lifestyle?  What made you change your lifestyle if you did?

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biz319 said...

I like meat too much to give it up - and sadly, my husband prefers meat as an appetizer, meat as an entree and meat for dessert!

So my breakfasts and lunches are more fruits, veggies, complex carbs, so I can enjoy the meat at dinner.

Your stuffed pepper looks delicious!

The Candid RD said...

I was vegetarian for about a year, for a guy! haha, this was in high school when I Was young and naive. Now I just like meat too much to give it up. I don't eat a lot of it, and I am usually sure to eat only the lean cuts (obviously when I eat out that's not the case). Like you I like to know where my meat comes from, and I prefer to buy organic or natural!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I am not a huge meat eater but tend to choose veggies over meat. I don't believe in cutting out any food groups - everything in moderation I say!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

The sweet potatoes look delish!! YUMMY meal. From the blog name, you can kinda tell I'm vegan. I did it for health reasons (migraines, etc). I have never felt better. It's not a lifestyle for everyone, though.. I would never try to push it on someone. It's my personal choice and seems to work.

Have a good night :)

Allison (Balance in Bites) said...

"I go back and forth on my meat consumption. I prided myself on not eating red meat for the last 13 years, then blew that with the filet mignon we served at our wedding. Oops!"

HAHAHAHA. Oh my god, I laughed so hard at this. So did my boyfriend. We've both been on and off vegetarians, so we know what it's like.



Mari said...

I am not a HUGE meat person but sometimes I crave a steak and go for it.

I don't go out of my way to avoid meat but sometimes I can go a few days without eating any.

That stuffed pepper looks muy bueno

Anne Marie said...

I tryed being a vegetarian for awhile, but I don't think I was doing it right because I ended up gaining weight-not fun! Now, I am back to being a meat eater, but I always prefer veggies over meat. :)

One Healthy Apple said...

Thanks for sharing all your views. I think being a vegetarian or a vegan is a serious decision and I appreciate that everyone has different opinions! That's what makes this fun;)