A while back I instituted Meatless Mondays at our house as a way to not only eat healthier, but to save money as well. Meatless Mondays were hugely successful and no one seemed to be bothered by the lack of a meaty main dish. Unfortunately, we ran into a snag when our collective schedules went berserk and we just started grabbing whatever was handy. I plan on reinstating our Meatless Monday practice ASAP. Here are a few of our favorite recipes:
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells
I know what you're thinking, "Spinach? My family will never eat that." Trust me, they will not only eat it, they will love it and beg you to make it again.
If you haven't tried eggplant, you should. It's mild, but meaty and delicious!
Perhaps you're not into veggie dishes that are covered in tomato sauce and cheese. If that's the case, here are a few recipes for you:
This makes a really nice summer dish. It's quick and easy and you can add whatever suits your family's tastes.
Portabella Mushroom Burger
Portabella mushrooms, like eggplant, are meaty. They have a nice beefy flavor and lend themselves perfectly to burgers. Pair this with some sweet potato oven fries and you'll have a super tasty and healthy alternative to fast food!
And for days when no one can really agree:
Personal Homemade Veggie Pizzas
You can use a premade crust, a mix, or a made-from-scratch crust for your pizza. Use any sauce you like and then let the family members choose their toppings from an assortment. We like mushrooms, spinach, peppers and even artichoke. The pizzas cook up in minutes and everyone is happy!
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