The New Year is upon us and lots of moms are probably thinking about health or healthy resolutions.
An easy way to get your family to eat healthier is to start the tradition of “Meatless Monday.” Luckily, there are lots of family friendly ideas to get even the pickiest eater on board (and if your kids are like my kid, meat is often a battle anyway!).
Here are some favorite “Meatless Monday” recipes you can try in 2017.
This is a big favorite around here. It’s quick, easy and involves one pot (score!) and even better? The leftovers are great, too. You can also customize it to your family’s tastes by adding more spices, omitting something like corn and then adding toppings for people to choose from at the dinner table (cheese, guacamole, green onion, olives etc).
2. Egg toasts
This is a simple meal that can also be customized. Add some fruit or a healthy smoothie and you have a quick and satisfying dinner for everyone. This also works as a healthy breakfast or lunch and another great thing about egg toasts? You can eat them on the go, so make them and the kids can eat them on the way to soccer. That’s cheaper – and healthier – than the drive-through.
Trust me: You won’t miss the meat in these delicious white bean “meat” balls and spaghetti. This is a super quick and easy meal too, and it’s hearty and filling. Bonus? Your house will smell super yummy!
You can cut corners by using jarred sauce, too, if you are short on time, or make zoodles out of zucchini to add more nutrients!
4. Falafel and hummus
Most grocery stores in this area carry falafel mix and some even carry pre-made falafel. Mix up some falafel and grab some hummus, tabbouli and garlic sauce. Roll up in a pita and serve with lentil soup or a crisp salad.
Who doesn’t love a nice hot bowl of chili on a cold winter day? You can also do this one in the crock pot, meaning your dinner will be ready when you get home. That’s a mom win! This recipe for chili is so good, you won’t even miss the meat. It’s chock full of veggies and beans, too. Don’t forget the cornbread!
Does your family eat meatless one (or more) days a week? Share your favorite recipes here. We are always looking for new ideas!