veggie filled noodles and salmon

A 5-7 Day Flexitarian Meal Plan

Last Updated on January 5, 2022

The word “flexitarian” is a combination of “flexible” and “vegetarian.” A flexitarian diet allows someone to eat a mostly plant-based diet throughout the week, with a peppering of meat, poultry, and seafood dishes.

ButcherBox offers several recipes that can serve as a meat-based dish or be vegetarian-modified. To make experimenting with a flexitarian diet easier, we’ve provided meal ideas for five days of the week, but leftovers from these dishes could easily tide you over to all seven days in the week.

This is just a sample week, but you can also change or substitute week-by-week or day-by-day.


sesame salmon with soba noodles



apple brussels sprout salad



cod with tomatoes



sheetpan salmon recipe ingredients



chicken kale and white bean soup



Kristina DeMichele is the Digital Content Strategist at Harvard Magazine. She is also a freelance copyeditor who has worked for America's Test Kitchen as the Senior Content Editor of Cook's Illustrated Magazine.