Bill and I are carnivores. And we rarely eat in restaurants. When we do eat out, it's good advice not to get caught between me and the buffet tables. But for an everyday life style, I don't need or want the Hungry Man size portion of meat.
If you haven't already heard about the Peanut Butter and Jelly Campaign, stop what you're doing and head to http://environment.about.com/od/greenlivinginthekitchen/a/peanut_butter.htm or PB&J Campaign .
As members of the PB&J Campaign like to say, “You don’t have to change your whole diet to change the world. Just start with lunch.”
So in an effort to eat healthier with more plant based meals, we have Meatless Mondays. We have our own hens, so eggs are a good fit in this plan. So are bean burritos, salads, vegetable soups, etc. There are great vegetarian recipes online. The rest of the week? I cut back on the amount of meat and see if I can add beans or veggies instead. It works out pretty good. Instead of getting 2 meals from that pot roast, I can get 5.
I also try to use as much as I can that has come from our own property - potatoes, onions, garlic, tomatoes, etc. But not my chickens. I can't eat Ozzie and Harriet (hens don't care what you name them).