- It is healthy! I am not going to sit around and tell you not to eat meat. I eat meat. I eat meat several times a week. But adding more vegetables, nuts, seeds, and healthy grains is just right for you.
- It will help you raise adventurous eaters. Introducing your kids to ingredients like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and various vegetables early will help them make better choices when they get older.
- It’s Budget-friendly. Serving a meatless meal at least once a week will help decrease your weekly grocery budget. The cost of doing meat for dinner can add up fast. Adding veggies to a rice or potato dish is a filling way to serve your family a complete meal.
All of these meatless dinner ideas I am sharing today will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Your kids won’t be asking you where the meat is when you serve these delicious meals. These are also great ideas for you to do if you avoid meat during lent. Vegetables contain a lot of protein, so eating vegetables in the place of heart at dinnertime is good for you!
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Your family will love the sweet flavor of this coconut curry fried rice! You kids will want to have more than one bowl!
Your kids will look forward to meatless Monday when you make these spinach cheese balls!
Eggplant is so meaty and satisfying. This eggplant parmesan is super easy and topped with marinara sauce.
This is one of my family’s favorite vegetarian dinners. This is easy enough to throw together for a weeknight.
Do you like peanut sauce? Adding Thai flavors is a great way to switch up stuffed peppers! This recipe is easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner.
eating meatless means more than just kale salads. Try these loaded carrot dogs!
My family enjoys these Thai noodles. My husband likes to add red pepper flakes to his.
If you’re looking for something delicious to make with your seasonal zucchini, then you will want to make this crispy zucchini parmesan.
You can easily make these quesadillas taste like lasagna by adding ricotta cheese.
You can make this sweet apple cider squash soup in your Instant Pot or in your crockpot.
These greek-inspired zucchini slices are topped with tomatoes, tzatziki sauce, kalamata olives, and garlic.
12. Black Bean Tacos
These black bean tacos have a meaty texture. You should totally top these tacos with avocados.
You can easily make this vegetarian soup in your slow-cooker or on your stovetop.
This sheet pan veggie primavera is delicious and tastes fantastic over pasta. You can also add mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower.
These walnut tacos have a very meaty texture.
You can also use spaghetti squash for this recipe.
20. Zucchini Nuggets
22. Pulled Jackfruit
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What is your favorite meatless recipe to make for your family?