10 Light and Healthy Meatless Monday Recipes

March 9, 2014

I love meat but let's face it, it's much healthier for our planet and our bodies if we don't eat much of it or avoid it altogether. In our home we eat red meat maybe once a month and fish once or twice a week, but for health reasons we try to eat a mostly plant-based diet. And let me tell you, we can tell a big difference in our waistlines because of it! If you haven't done so already, try giving up meat once a week on Meatless Monday. We've become more creative cooks because of it and have learned many new and delicious ways to make hearty meals with beans, grains and a multitude of vegetables.

Try some of my favorite meatless dishes below like a bright herbaceous Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Tofu (yes, there is a bit of fish sauce but you can eliminate it if you like), a lovely Italian dish of Vegetable Stuffed Eggplant, my very own Vegan Caramelized Leek and Arugula Pizza (use real cheese to make it vegetarian if you prefer), and a bright and beautiful Carrot Ginger Bisque soup. Read on and be sure to check out our Meatless Monday Recipes Pinterest board for more inspiration. Here's to a heart-healthy diet and a happy planet!

Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Tofu

Vegetable Stuffed Eggplant
La Tavola Marche

Carrot Ginger Bisque
Let's Regale

Light and Healthy Falafel Burgers

Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Lemon Zest
Campbell's Kitchen

Vegetarian Borscht

Singapore Noodles
Seafield Farm

Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Be Nutritious

Vegetarian Lasagna Cups
Betty Crocker

Vegan Caramelized Leek and Arugula Pizza