Hey, there, January 1st. My friends are already tweeting about going to the gym, so I figured this is a timely post– a breakdown of my favorite Healthy Meatless Meal Recipes.
I’ve shared with you a lot about my journey to become a vegetarian, and also on how to prep foods for veggie eaters. I wholeheartedly agree with the meatless Monday movement, and want to share with you a few easy, meatless recipes I’ve posted, all in one place.
If you love miso soup or Asian flavors, try a vegetarian miso stew. It takes no time to prepare and can easily be as filling as a meal.
Baked potatoes: easy and healthy, especially if you eat the skins and keep the toppings light. Try feta cheese and Kalamata olives for a Greek spin.
Grilled cheese upgraydd: panini with added pesto and a light Mozzarella.
Eggplant parmesan can be very, very bad for you. Unless you switch it up. I did by deconstructing it, and making it more single-serving.
This recipe as it stands isn’t vegan because it has cheese on top, but try vegan cheese instead to make the stuffed, grilled peppers even better for you. These can be done in an oven as well!
The easy Orzo salad is a great base for anything you have either growing in your garden, or that you have leftover in your fridge. Orzo isn’t rice, it’s a pasta shape, so you can probably find gluten-free other types of pasta in the grain-like shape.
If you’re chained to your slow-cooker, try making slow-cooked stuffed onions.
Superbowl Sunday isn’t the same without chili, so my Texan boyfriend always makes me a vegan chili, with tons of mushrooms and beans, so it’s heart-healthy and satisfying.
Next, if you know your local grocery store carries Gardein or Morningstar fake meat, I’d recommend trying them in meatless lettuce cups. You can have all your favorite takeout foods in a healthier, meatless version!
And if you’re going carbless, you’ve heard it a thousand times: spaghetti squash is just as filling and really does replace pasta!
And there you have it. Easy to make and easy to consume, meatless meals. Cheers to a happy, healthy new year!