I’m sure you have heard about doing Meatless Mondays, but preparing meatless meals isn’t’ just for Mondays!
Meatless meals, vegan, or vegetarian meals or great for many reasons. If you are looking to cut calories or stretch your grocery budget, including more veggies and cutting out meats and fish is a great option.
Meatless and frugal menu options.
Meatless meals are not only beneficial to your health, they are also beneficial to your wallet as well.
We all know that eating more veggies is good for us and when it comes to cost per pound or nutritional value, veggies and beans will outrank meats any day of the week.
Pineapple Fried Rice from Recipes from a Pantry.
Fried rice is my jam! I love that fact that it is so versatile and you can add so many different things to it. This recipe adds a sweet twist with pineapple, YUM!
Raw broccoli salad from Craftify with Love.
One of the great things about salads is that they are so customizable! Also, they tend to be very filling! Things like carrots, broccoli, and onions are generally dirt cheap, so pile them on!
Lentil Tacos from Recipes from a Pantry.
This picture is seriously making me drool! Lentils and other legumes are a great substitute to meat-based meals. They provide a hearty source of protein and a great texture. You won’t even miss the meat in these tacos.
Greek Pasta Salad from You Brew My Tea.
Who says you can’t make a meal out of pasta salad! More commonly accepted as a side dish, if you wanted to keep this meatless, you could add some grilled tofu or another meatless side for a heartier meal.
10-Minute Baked Bean Pasta Sauce from Happy Foods Tube.
Pasta is a great meatless option, it’s filling and CHEAP! When pairing it with a meatless sauce, it can really go the extra mile. It’s also great when making a meal for a crowd.
From Yellow Bliss Road.
This simple and quick recipe will quickly become a family favorite. The baked rather than fried tostada is not only better for you, but you can personalize your toppings to suit even picky eaters.
From Two Peas and Their Pod.
Reinvent your traditional lasagna recipe with spinach and artichoke rather than layers of meat and cheese. You can even get the kids helping with this recipe by letting them roll up the lasagna noodles!
From Sweet Peas and Saffron.
A creamy and savory soup with a kick. This recipe is great for those chilly winter nights when you just need a delicious bowl of soup, or for those brisk Spring afternoons.
From Budget Bytes.
Everything is better with a heaping mound of cheddar cheese on top right? This Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac is a great recipe to make for a large family because a few ingredients go a long way!
What is your favorite meatless recipe? Comment below!