from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who normally maintains a vegetarian diet but occasionally makes exceptions and eats meat or fish.
- adj. Of or relating to a diet that is primarily vegetarian but includes meat or fish on occasion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Being a flexitarian.
- adj. Being what a flexitarian might eat.
- n. One who is usually or primarily vegetarian, but who is not strictly so.
Bittman's recipes are frequently 'flexitarian' -- that means they are good to make either with or without meat.
I told him I'm a "flexitarian," because I mostly eat vegetarian but I wasn't able to give up pork.
READERS: Are you a "flexitarian" or do you know one?
That concept of being a food 'flexitarian' could be taken a bit further, though, to help keep us as inclusive as possible as we grapple toward a sustainable food future.
The word "flexitarian," meaning someone who mostly eats vegetarian with the occasional cheesesteak thrown in, has been around for a while.
Chef Peter Berley calls it "flexitarian" and has a new cookbook out that details how to cook meals for both vegans and meat-eaters - simultaneously.
He then launches into his explanation of "flexitarian" vegetarians and veganism which I was not interested in reading -- though he believes that accepting those statistics will signifcantly lower the percentage of vegetarians and vegans BECAUSE FANATICS OF ANY KIND RARELY CHANGE.
The trendy term for what we are now is "flexitarian," and its
DEAR ANNIE: I am 49 years old and have been a "flexitarian" for 10 years, with fish being my primary protein source.
Dear Annie: I am 49 years old and have been a "flexitarian" for 10 years, with fish being my primary protein source.