There are 5 Mondays this August… which means you should be going at least 5 days without meat next month. Cutting meat entirely out of your diet isn’t feasible for everyone, and that’s perfectly okay! But for the sake of your health and the planet, not eating meat at least once a week is a great alternative. There are tons of delicious and protein-packed recipes you can substitute for your meat meals, and you won’t even realize they don’t have meat in them. Improve your health and the planet with these Meatless Monday recipes for the month ahead:
Loaded Quinoa Tacos
Craving Mexican food on your Meatless Monday? No worries, just make these loaded quinoa tacos instead. Stuffed with a spicy quinoa filling, bell pepper slaw, spicy sour cream, and feta cheese, these tacos are packed with protein and might have you never going back to meat tacos.
Mushroom Bean Burger
If you’re having people over to grill on your Meatless Monday, you can absolutely still enjoy an excellent burger- just make it veggie! There are tons of pre-made veggie burgers out there, or you can make your own delicious mushroom bean burger. It’s thick and flavorful and a perfect vegetarian-friendly burger option.
Sweet Potato Chili
You simply can never go wrong with a bowl of chili for dinner, and this vegetarian option really hits the spot. It’s made with sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, and a ton of spices to give you that classic chili flavor. It’s high in protein and super nutritious, and you can top it however you like!
Hummus Club Sandwich
On the go and need an easy lunch to pack on your Meatless Monday? Easy, just make this hummus club sandwich. Tomatoes and hummus taste divine together and are perfect for summer. The sandwich is a combination of sweet and savory, with tangy green apple and creamy avocado.
A perfect Meatless Monday option: eggplant parm. It might be basic, but it’s absolutely delicious. If you’re craving Italian on Meatless Monday, eggplant parm is the perfect meal. Layered with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, it really hits the spot. Eat it as the main course with homemade garlic bread!