You know that whole thing about “Practice What You Preach”, and the often seen first cousin, “Do as I Say, Not as I do” ? Yes, well, I was thinking about all of my advice to cut your grocery bill by going meatless once a week or so, and how I left you all to your own devices to go and do just that. Personally, I don’t even like most meat that much, so it’s easy for me. I mean, I do like salmon, and steak and lobster, you know, the good stuff- not the cheap stuff, and a lot of times I would just RATHER do without. But still, if you are used to eating meat daily, or 2-3 times daily, it’s tough to come up with ideas for Meatless Monday (or any day. That’s just catchy.), that, in your brain, is still going to fill up your stomach. So I put together for you a Month’s worth of Meatless Monday recipes, that’s FIVE, not 31, and even a little linkup at the bottom, maybe you can be inspired to Go Cheap, err, I mean, Go Meatless on more than just your Monday. Only Four Monday’s next month and you already have dinner planned tonight? Well…You may not like one, so consider number 5 an alternate.
You know I’m just considerate like that.
A Month of Meatless Mondays
Veggie Potstickers: Made with Bell Pepper, Mushrooms, Cabbage. Don’t like those veggies? Switch in some that you do. I’d say leave the cabbage. It’s cheap, absorbs the flavor of the others, and really gives the consistency you are looking for. Personally, I’ll probably drop the mushrooms and go for diced carrots.
Kids eat them? Mine LOVE them. Think of them as just another kind of nugget. Add a dipping sauce. Kids love dipping sauces, right?
Mexican Paint Soup with Butternut Squash: Again, my kids LOVE soup. I love that this doesn’t have a lot of diced veggies that they can pick through. And I can make a double batch and freeze some easily. And you can’t tell me this doesn’t just plain look like fun.
Indian Fry Bread with Hominy Salsa: HELLOOOOOO. Will you Marry Me? I may not finish this post, as I need to go figure eat this. Now. Will I make Fry Bread? Ehh. Maybe not the first time. Perhaps some Trader Joe’s Naan, My second true love…. But one day, I know I will crack.
Artichokes and Cheesy Grits: So let’s be honest. Artichokes are an acquired taste. And they are kindof pricey when it comes to veggies. And I am not going to use them. I have half a package of Brussel Sprouts left from last week, and I plan to use them in this. I do. And they are going to be incredible. And if my kids turn their noses up, I will just chop them into tiny pieces and they won’t be able to pick them out. Welcome to MY house.
I hope this is some inspiration to get you started. Try them all. Or pick one and make it every Monday in May. That’s OK with me. Let me know how your’s turn out. I’m starting with the (Brussel Sprouts) and grits, cause that’s what I have on hand.
For more ideas, follow my Meatless Meals board on Pinterest. I can’t say I’ve tried them all, but it should get you started.
And now that you don’t have to plan dinner, here’s a question to ponder, completely unrelated to anything Meatless OR Monday, but just curious, what do you think? Would Anne Frank have been a Belieber? Or should we just be happy the Beebs knows who Anne Frank is?
Now, one last thing, please, Throw a Vote My Way Today by clicking on the “Big Flashing Sign” right above , and then, Enjoy your dinner!