Looking for Meatless Monday meal ideas? Check out these 9 ideas for a lot more than pasta or green salads!
Guest post by Jaime from Like a Bubbling Brook
After spending over four years as a vegetarian, I’m a big fan of Meatless Mondays. They generally take less time to prepare, keep my grocery budget down, and simplify my meal planning. They also can be healthy opportunities to add more fiber and vegetables into my family’s diet.
Meatless meals don’t have to be pasta dishes or green salads. There’s an endless variety of delicious and creative dinner ideas waiting to be discovered!
Here are nine creative, real food, Meatless Monday recipes your family will love:
1. Southwestern Black Bean Tacos
This is one of my favorite meatless meals. You can use regular taco shells or sprouted grain wraps. I also use avocado in them, as well as fresh corn when it’s in season. Delicious!
2. Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
This is not your standard grilled cheese from the kids menu. Think basil pesto, red peppers, gooey provolone cheese, and more.
3. Portuguese Bean Soup
An assortment of beans, greens, and veggies makes this a nutritious, frugal option. We love crumbling whole grain crackers over this one!
4. Crockpot Baked Potato Bar
Busy days of summer call for these easy Crockpot baked potatoes. Use chopped veggies, cheese, and Greek yogurt as topping options.
5. Creamy Potato Soup With Veggies
This soup screams pure comfort food!
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6. Mexican Sweet Potato Casserole
Grated sweet potatoes are topped with quinoa, asparagus, and more in this flavorful, simple casserole dinner.
7. Red Lentil Vegetable Soup
This is an all-season soup using many traditional pantry ingredients. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro to take it over the top.
8. Curried Chickpeas Over Minted Basmati Rice
Curry is a favorite in our house, and this curried dish is super easy – and inexpensive – to serve for dinner.
9. Hashbrown Crusted Spinach Quiche
If you like mixing things up and serving breakfast for dinner, try this creative quiche. The crust is especially crispy and flavorful!
When I serve a meatless meal, I often like to make a good, crusty, homemade bread to go with it. My soaked whole wheat bread (smeared with real butter, of course!) is always a hit!
What are some of your favorite meatless Monday recipes?
Jaime is the creator of Like a Bubbling Brook, an online community of moms (like you!) who embrace grace in their daily lives. She’s a pastor’s wife and mom who lives life in awe of the grace of God, as He has carried them through infertility, job loss, illness, and many trying seasons.
Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life
That Mediterranean grilled cheese sounds delicious! I’m adding to our meal plan this week!
I can’t wait to try the Curried Chickpeas – sounds SO YUMMY. We’re trying to rotate meals in that are more veggie-focused, and these are perfect. Thank you for sharing!
I hope you like them!