Meat FREE Monday Dishes: Healthy, One Step at a Time

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Do you still have the hangover from all the sweet treats that you ate during the holiday? I am definitely in that zone right now. Believe it or not, all I can think of right now is having something to eat that is not sweet for a change. The start of the year is the time when people often start to make a resolution to eat healthy, to avoid sweets, to be vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. Well I guess that is just about normal after being on “food coma” (as I call it). I personally think (some people might disagree with me, I welcome that) changing eating habits shouldn’t be a “diet” activity, but more of a change in life style. I mean we do not get into a habit overnight, or few days, or few months. It takes time to adjust to it and to make that good habit part of our life. Sometimes it could be frustrating and challenging even for me. It is easy to fall back to our usual habit and after we knew it, we are back to 0. This is way I am so thankful with Meat Free Monday, it really did me a lot of good benefit. It kept me motivated to included healthy option in my meals even if just few days a week. By the way, often times my Meat Free Monday becomes Meat Free Weekdays because I had to finish the dish the entire week by myself especially if I ended up making a lot. It happened from time to time when I am excited and in my “happy” cooking mood (which is often). Let us start the year right, not just for a day, for a week or for a month. Let us try to do Meat Free dish part of our meal any day of the week. It doesn’t have to Monday, If can make it more than once a week, that is even better (kuddos to you). Again, I am not convincing you to be vegetarian here, because in case you don’t know, I am not a vegetarian. I like meat and I enjoy it from time to time and I am happy to let it stay that way. I am not yet ready to give up on my beloved chicken (I am worlds no 1 chicken lover). Also, I am not claiming or trying to get the message across that I am the model of being a healthy eater. Nah, far from it, I guess my blog is a huge evidence to that, and you can tell from all the sweet treats I make. I wouldn’t really call them all that healthy (not at all with all the butter and sugar) but I have a plan for that too. “Health-ish” dessert is coming soon in my blog, watch out for that. I can imagine that would be a fun and challenging activity. As for the “Health-ish” Monday, we can do it. Eat healthy, one step at a time, one day in a week. Here are my Meat Free Monday collection there’s a lot here to choose from, a good place to start the Meat Free Monday Challenge. I hope you will find one or more and join me for more Meat Free Monday series in my blog.

Meat FREE Monday Collage 3

It’s been 1 year now since I started my meat free Monday series, time flies. For those of you who are first time visitor, I try to post a Meat Free dish at least once a week, I do it every Monday but that doesn’t mean that you cannot make it in any other day. Call it meat free Tuesday, Wednesday or any day of the week, the idea is to be incorporated a healthy meal option at least once a week. It’s not really that difficult because you can make whatever suit your taste. Choose the vegetables that you like to eat and be creative in how you use it. These are just among the thousands of meat free options you have online, I’m pretty sure there is something there for you. You will be surprise how fun it is to prepare something new and delicious. Let me show you what I have in my list, scan the list and check which one you like and let me know which want you make. Let’s get started. 

Meat FREE Monday Ideas:

  1. Meat Free Monday: Stir Fry Eggplant & Tofu with Chilles
  2. Meat Free Monday: Paneer Curry
  3. Meat Free Monday: Mushroom and Spinach Omelette Enchiladas
  4. Meat Free Monday: Baked 4 Cheese and garlic Spaghetti Squash
  5. Meat Free Monday: Baked Mashed Potato
  6. Meat Free Monday: Black Beans Avocado Quesedilla
  7. Meat Free Monday: Vegetarian Buddha Bowl
  8. Meat Free Monday: Grilled Tikka Tofu Skewers
  9. Meat Free Monday: Chickpea Curry
  10. Meat Free Monday: Vegetarian Cheesy Zucchini Tots
  11. Meat Free Monday: Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
  12. Meat Free Monday: Quinoa Fried Rice
  13. Meat Free Monday: Teriyaki Tofu with Spinach
  14. Meat Free Monday: White Beans with Spinach and Tomato
  15. Meat Free Monday: Feta and Tomato Pizza Pie
  16. Meat Free Monday: Garlic Lemon Butter Pasta Primavera
  17. Meat Free Monday: Ratatouille with Poached Egg & Toast
  18. Meat Free Monday: Mushroom and Spinach Grilled Cheese
  19. Meat Free Monday: Vegetarian Lasagna (Zucchini, Spinach & Eggplant)
  20. Meat Free Monday: Vegetarian Gyros
  21. Meat Free Monday: Tofu Red Curry in Thai Coconut Sauce
  22. Meat Free Monday: Stir Fry Tofu and Brocoli
  23. Meat Free Monday: Mushroom and Spinach Quiche
  24. Meat Free Monday: Mixed Vegetable Fajitas
  25. Meat Free Monday: Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Tomato
  26. Meat Free Monday: Paneer Biryani Rice
  27. Meat Free Monday: Spicy Chickpea Curry
  28. Meat Free Monday: Cauliflower Fritters
  29. Meat Free Monday: Cauliflower and Quinoa Meatballs in Coconut Sauce
  30. Meat Free Monday: Cauliflower and Quinoa Vegetarian Meatballs
  31. Meat Free Monday: Asparagus and Tomato Greek Salad
  32. Meat Free Monday: Mushroom and Tomato Shashuka
  33. Meat Free Monday: Vegetarian Beans Chili
  34. Meat Free Monday: Creamy Tofu Curry in Coconut Sauce
  35. Meat Free Monday: Pesto Pasta Puff Pastry Bake
  36. Meat Free Monday: Small Batch Mini Twice Baked Potato & Cheese Pie
  37. Meat Free Monday: Small Batch Vegetarian Lasagna Soup For Two
  38. Baked Puff Pastry Pesto Penne Pasta
  39. Meat Free Monday: Baby Potato Quiche
  40. Meat Free Monday: Vegetarian Lettuce Wrap
  41. [VIDEO] Meat Free Monday: Thin Crust Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pizza
  42. Meat Free Monday: Curried Roasted Cauliflower
  43. Meat Free Monday: Chopsuey (Mixed Vegetables)
  44. Meat Free Monday: Small Batch Baked Butternut Squash Spaghetti Casserole
  45. Meat Free Monday: Garlic Butter & Parmesan Roasted Cabbage Wedges

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