Healthy Meatless Monday Recipes

Did you know that going meatless for just one meal per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 Diabetes, while also helping to cut your weekly grocery budget and reducing greenhouse gases? Get started with Meatless Monday by trying one of these recipes or add something new to your regular Meatless Monday rotation.

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Vegetarian’s Shephard’s Pie  // The Scrumptious Pumpkin

Though hearty and satisfying, this vegetarian shephard’s pie is lower in calories and saturated fat, while being high in fiber and protein.  We love the addition of black beans for a great vegetarian alternative to meat.

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Creamy Cauliflower Pasta Sauce // Veggie Chick

Not only is this option vegetarian, but it’s also vegan – and a great alternative to fattening alfredo sauce!  The recipe uses cauliflower and nutritional yeast to create a creamy, flavorful sauce.

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Almond Peas Curry // My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

If you’re a fan of Indian food, we suggest you try this delicious vegetarian curry. Nutritious almonds are used to give the curry a rich, creamy flavor with all the authentic spices you love.

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Green Bean Stir Fry // Win-Win Food

This stir-fry uses a great vegetarian protein: tempeh, which is made from slightly fermented soybeans.  This recipe combines the tempeh with green beans in a spicy ginger peanut sauce for a quick dinner.

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Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps // The Nutty Nutritionist

These crunchy, satisfying lettuce wraps make a great meal!  Tofu, lentils and peanuts provide the necessary protein.

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Vegetarian Enchiladas // The Wimpy Vegetarian

These tasty enchiladas are stuffed with spices, beans, chickpeas – and plenty of Mexican flavors!

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Baked Falafel Bowl // Clean Eating Goddess

Falafel patties made from chickpeas are a great vegetarian option!  Try making things healthier by baking them, and serve them with rice, veggies, hummus and seasonings for a complete meal.

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers // Nibs and Greens

These bell peppers are stuffed with quinoa and veggies for a delicious and nutritious meal!

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Smoky Chipotle and Quinoa Burgers // Avocado A Day Nutrition

Though vegetarian, these meaty, smoky burgers will leave meat lovers satisfied.  By using quinoa and veggies, the patties have all the protein you need and the perfect texture.

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