Monday to Sunday on Flexitarian Diet: Semi-Vegetarianism Flexitarian Meal Plan


The semi-vegetarian Flexitarian Diet focuses on healthy plant proteins and other whole, minimally processed plant-based foods but encourages meat and animal products in moderation.

Eating flexitarian may aid weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. It may even be good for the planet.

However, planning your flexitarian food choices well is important to prevent nutritional deficiencies and reap the most health benefits.

This one-week meal plan provides you with the ideas you need to start eating flexitarian.

Monday

  1. Breakfast: Steel-cut oats with apples, milled flaxseed and cinnamon.
  2. Lunch: Salad with greens, shrimp, corn, black beans and avocado.
  3. Dinner: Lentil soup with whole-grain bread and a side salad.

Tuesday

  1. Breakfast: Whole-grain toast with avocado and poached eggs.
  2. Lunch: Burrito bowl with brown rice, beans and vegetables.
  3. Dinner: Zucchini noodles with tomato sauce and white beans.

Wednesday

  1. Breakfast: Coconut yogurt with bananas and walnuts.
  2. Lunch: Whole-grain wrap with hummus, vegetables and chickpeas.
  3. Dinner: Grilled salmon, baked sweet potato and green beans.

Thursday

  1. Breakfast: Smoothie made with unsweetened almond milk, spinach, peanut butter and frozen berries.
  2. Lunch: Kale Caesar salad with lentils and tomato soup.
  3. Dinner: Baked chicken, quinoa and roasted cauliflower.

Friday

  1. Breakfast: Greek yogurt with blueberries and pumpkin seeds.
  2. Lunch: Chard wraps with mixed veggies and peanut dipping sauce.
  3. Dinner: Lentil stew and a side salad.

Saturday

  1. Breakfast: Over-easy eggs with sauteed veggies and fruit salad.
  2. Lunch: Peanut butter sandwich with crushed berries on whole-grain bread.
  3. Dinner: Black bean burgers with avocado and sweet potato fries.

Sunday

  1. Breakfast: Tofu scramble with mixed veggies and spices.
  2. Lunch: Quinoa salad with dried cranberries, pecans and feta cheese.
  3. Dinner: Stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey and a side salad.

Eating a flexitarian diet is about limiting the consumption of meat and animal products while focusing on nutritious plant-based foods. Some people may choose to eat more or fewer animal products than shown in the above meal plan.

Summary

This one-week meal plan provides meal ideas to get you started with flexitarian eating. Depending on your preferences, you may choose to take away or add more animal products.