It was a term that was coined several years ago, but I haven't heard it being used recently. "Flexitarian" refers to a person who wants to eat vegetarian,
but will occasionally eat meat. In 2003, the term was voted most useful by the American Dialect Society.
A flexitarian is a person who eats about an 80% vegetarian diet, but for whatever reason, whether health or
taste or other reason, will "allow" meat. However, most flexitarians are less motivated by animal rights or
other socio-econo-political reasons, and moreso by the health aspect.
With the heightened interest in veganism and vegetarianism, I found
an article about flexitarianism to be sort of funny. People in the
article refer to themselves as "bad vegetarians," so they have become "flexitarians." It's great to
see a trend in people's diets changing to more plant-based, but I didn't know that it had to be validated with it's
own special term.
Eat as you see fit. Vegan. Vegetarian. Sometimes vegan. Vegetarian when it's possible. Carnivore. You don't
have to have a name for it.