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!
I first discovered buffalo chicken when my sister-in-law made the classic buffalo chicken dip at a family gathering. Needless to say, I fell in love! Buffalo chicken has just the right amount of spiciness and ooey-gooey goodness.
It is great paired with blue cheese or ranch and can be made into so many different recipes.
Incredibly delicious dessert bar recipes
Dessert bars are perfect for every occasion. You can take these recipes to birthday parties, potlucks, work parties, work meetings, the list goes on! Seriously, anywhere you take these tasty treats, people will be begging you for the recipe!
From 4 Sons ‘R’ Us.
Quesadillas are always a great choice for a quick weeknight dinner or when you have company! These quesadillas are AMAZ-BALLS! Extra cheesy buffalo chicken filling with a crisp tortilla holding it all together! SO GOOD!
From Sally’s Baking Addiction.
These babies are the perfect balance of crunchy, tender, spicy, and saucy! Juicy little chicken morsels covered in spicy buffalo sauce. And of course sauce for dipping!
It’s ok to get your fingers a little dirty with these!
From Yellow Bliss Road.
Crunchy tortilla chips loaded with juicy chicken, dripping with a spicy buffalo ranch sauce and topped with mounds of shredded cheese for the ultimate nacho snack. These Buffalo Chicken Nachos are simple to make and will please a hungry crowd, whether growing teenagers or football fans!
From Simply Stacie.
Sliders of any kind are a crowd pleaser! Pop the buffalo chicken recipe in the crockpot in the morning and have a hot and spicy treat when you get home from work!
Top with some coleslaw and a nice side salad smothered in ranch and you are good to go!
From Carlsbad Cravings.
This recipe for buffalo chicken tacos is a little more on the gourmet side. I like to make them when I’m feeling fancy! Plus, they are totally Instagram worthy!
These pair perfectly with crunchy corn and creamy avocados!
From Plain Chicken.
The classic tater tot casserole was a staple in our house as kids. It was quick and easy to make and a very frugal recipe requiring only a few ingredients.
This buffalo chicken tater tot casserole kicks this beloved classic up a notch!