Meatless Monday became popular as a way to get people to eat more plant-based meals, and it’s been a fun way to get people to try vegetarian food. If you and your family want to learn how to make more meat-free meals on Mondays or any other day of the week, here are a few delicious ideas.
Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry
If you and your loved ones enjoy Indian food, try this vegetarian curry for Meatless Money. The combination of chickpeas and sweet potato offer a combination of sweet an savory flavor which is enhanced by the spicy smokiness of the curry. Top with fresh cilantro for a simple and filling weeknight dinner. This dish is also vegan which is perfect if some of your family members are following a completely plant-based diet.
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Make Meatless Monday a pizza night with this delicious margherita pizza. This savory pie features fresh tomatoes and basil leaves and you can serve the pizza with a side salad for an extra helping of veggies.
Vegetable Fried Rice
Fried rice is a popular dish that is filled with veggies, and you can make a version that is tasty and meat-free. Seasoned rice with peas, carrots, and onions is a delicious treat that tastes even better the day after. You can use tofu cubes as the protein for this dish, and omit the eggs if you want to make this dish vegan.
You may not order takeout again after you taste these delicious peanut noodles. The noodles are tossed with red bell papers, scallions, and snow peas in a peanut sauce and topped with chopped peanuts for a mild savory flavor. You can add spice according to your liking. These noodles only take about 10 minutes to prepare so you’ll have dinner on the table quickly.
Black Bean Burritos
You don’t have to wait until Taco Tuesday to enjoy a Mexican-inspired meal. These vegetarian burritos are packed with protein and filled with cheesy goodness that will make these burritos a favorite with kids and adults.
This tasty dish is filled with lentils and potatoes so it’s satisfying and filling. Fresh herbs, feta, and parmesan enhance the flavor of this dish and will make it a staple for Meatless Monday since vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will enjoy this meal.
Vegetarian Pot Pie
Pot pies are generally filled with chicken, but you can make a vegetarian version is just as delicious. Fill the pie with carrots, peas, and corn and a savory gravy for a tasty savory pie your whole family will love.
Chili is a simple weeknight meal that is filling and high in protein. This vegetarian version is packed with vegetables to make the dish colorful and flavorful, and you can top the chili with cheese and sour cream for a tasty finishing touch.
Broccoli Cheese Bake
If your family loves broccoli casserole, they’ll love this cheesy dish for Meatless Monday. Broccoli and cheese are always a winning combination, and mushrooms and red peppers add a savory kick you won’t want to pass up.
Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole
Try this hearty pasta dish for Meatless Monday and add it to your list of delicious meals you can make any day of the week. The mushrooms have a meaty flavor that pairs well with the cheese and spinach in this easy and tasty weeknight meal.
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
Make burger night extra special this Meatless Monday with burgers made from black beans and quinoa. This protein-packed meal is a delicious vegetarian option, and you can top the burgers with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo to make the meal complete. Serve your veggie burgers with homemade fries or sweet potato fries.
Black Bean and Salsa Soup
If you love Mexican-inspired dishes and want to experiment more with plant-based meals, this tasty black bean and salsa soup is an easy way to start. The soup is filled with smoky and savory flavors, and you can top it off with a scoop of fresh salsa and sour cream.
Quick Vegetable Soup
A bowl of soup is comforting and hearty, and you can use a tomato base with steamed veggies, noodles, and beans to create a flavorful soup that goes great with a plant-based protein and a side of crusty French bread. Top the soup with fresh herbs and high-quality olive oil to make this meal complete.
If lasagna is a dinner staple in your family, you’ll love the vegetarian version of this Italian-inspired casserole. Fill the lasagna with hearty veggies like spinach, mushrooms, onions, and even carrots and butternut squash for a filling dinner that will soon become a family favorite.