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If you are looking for Ways to Make Meatless Monday Easy, here are 9 easy solutions the whole family will love!
There are a lot of reasons to have a meatless day in your week. The planet, your health and your pocketbook are three that come to mind.
But for those of us who have families that think if it doesn't include meat it isn't a meal, you may be stumped on how to get started.
Don't get overwhelmed!
Here are 9 Easy Solutions for Meatless Mondays.
I know it sounds cliche, but a salad is a great option for lunch or dinner for your Meatless Monday. (Because I know most of you aren’t like me and don’t want salad for breakfast. :)) I tend to make salads by mixing up the contents of my produce drawer and throwing in some beans, nuts, and seeds. If you are looking for something a little different, this Roasted Garlic & Tomato Lentil Salad is amazing. Taco Salad is a great option that even picky kids love.
2. Frozen Entrees
I am so busy that I wouldn’t make it without relying on my freezer! My go-to meal for Meatless Monday’s is MorningStar Farms® Veggie Bowls. I pick them up at Walmart.
You can get Veggie Bowls in Chik’n Pot Pie, Chik’n Tikka Masala, Italian Sausage Bake, Japanese Soba Noodles and Moroccan Medley. With so many different varieties, I never get bored!
These Veggie Bowls are not just for vegetarians! They have a flavor that everyone will love, making them ideal for families and busy working people. (My kids even love them – especially this Chik’n Pot Pie!) These bowls are such an easy and delicious solution that you won’t even miss the meat! I love that they are quick and easy they are.
Plus, they are packed with protein! The Veggie Bowls are made with Chik’n Strips, Steak Strips, and Veggie Sausage Crumbles™ which offer up to 23g protein per 150 calories. This means your veggie cuisine will also fill you up!
3. Breakfast for Dinner
I don’t know how your family reacts, but when I serve breakfast for dinner, my entire family jumps for joy. No one will even miss the meat. Try these Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes!
I make bowls all the time because they are such a simple way to get my veg on. They are easiest when you have the ingredients prepped ahead. (And don’t forget, if you didn’t have time to prep in advance, the MorningStar Farms Veggie Bowls are always a great option.)
5. Stir Fry
Pick up some pre-chopped veggies, and you can have a great veggie stir-fry in a flash. Pair it with some rice, and you've got a satisfying meal.
Another way to make sure no one in the family misses the meat is to serve pasta. A favorite around our house is this Roasted Butternut Squash Penne.
With three kids, I can’t tell you how many times quesadillas have saved dinner! It is such an easy solution and doesn’t require a lot of advanced planning.
Who says Lasagna needs meat? This Veggie Lasagna is easy to make, nutritious and delicious.
Another great option for Meatless Monday is pizza! It is easy to go meatless, and the whole family will be happy.
Make sure you pick up some MorningStar Farms Veggie Bowls next time you head to Walmart!