Several bloggers have mentioned the fact that they’re joining in with the Meat Free Mondays concept recently, and we’re going one better in this household (thanks to Ashley’s new health & fitness regime), and having meat free Mondays, Tuesdays AND Wednesdays.
Ashley’s always favoured a pretty appalling diet, it has to be said, very high in dairy, meat and alcohol, and very lacking in fruit, veg and fibre. He occasionally interspersed this with ridiculous ‘diets’ involving not eating all day, then having a bloody great big dinner and half a bottle of wine, which I think I’ve mentioned before.
Anyway, when he was offered the London Marathon place this year, he was in the middle of one of the silly diet phases, and I INSISTED very vociferously (surely not, I hear you all cry!), that he started eating three proper meals if he was going to run a marathon. He has taken this on board, thank goodness, and is now eating breakfast, lunch and dinner.
He has expressed a preference for vegetarian food during the week, and after being a bit scathing about it, I’ve sat down and thought about it, and decided it’s actually quite a good idea. It’s not so much I thought it was a bad idea to start with, just that I don’t cook an awful lot of veggie food, and my veggie repertoire is therefore quite limited. And because I’ve been (and still am) so busy with work, the thought of having to come up with lots of new and interesting recipes during the week filled me with misery. There’s only so much vegetarian chilli, and pasta with pesto that one can eat!
Anyway, on reflection, as I said, I think it’s actually a very positive idea. We’ve been having veggie weekdays for three weeks now, and as long as I plan in advance and make sure I’ve got everything I need (like any menu planning, I suppose), I’m finding it quite easy. And we’ve eaten some really tasty things, too.
If anybody has any nice veggie recipes they’d like to share, please do tell (and if they’re fairly quick and fairly easy, so much the better!).