Looking for new healthy, meatless meal ideas? Try these delicious recipes for entrees the whole family can enjoy! Each recipe provides good nutritional value blasting with flavor that tastes great and makes you feel great, too.
Good dietary practices are essntial to overall health, and these meatless meals can help you reach your nutritional goals. Try one of them for your Meatless Monday meal to kick off your week with a healthy start!
1. Skinny Avocado and Black Bean Enchiladas
Make your Meatless Monday a Mexican feast! We absolutely love these Skinny Avocado and Black Bean Enchiladas! Starting with black bean and corn salsa as the base for this dish makes for a quick and easy vegetarian meal that will leave the whole family wanting more! The heat of the red onion and green chilies is perfectly balanced by the cool avocado. I promise, you won’t be waiting for a Monday to make this dish!
2. Homemade Veggie Pizza
Simple, easy, and delicious, a homemade pizza topped with fresh, meat-free ingredients is all you need for a tasty Meatless Monday dinner. Bon appetit!
3. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadilla
These quesadillas pack a nutritional punch, bursting with flavor! Try them for a healthy alternative to a classic Mexican dish.
4. Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joe Lettuce Wraps
These Lentil Sloppy Joes are 99% vegetarian (omit the Worcestershire for strict vegetarians), 100% simple, and are satisfying and filling, even for those who typically prefer meat. This tasty fish is flavored with sweetness from brown sugar and tomato sauce, acidity from apple cider vinegar, saltiness from Worcestershire sauce, and a bit of kick from cayenne pepper and yellow mustard.
5. Lentil Tacos
This fun taco dish is both healthy and delicious. It will be a hit with the entire family! Serve with your favorite taco fillings, such as sour cream, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and Cheddar cheese.
6. Vegetarian Mexican Chili
Try this delicious Vegetarian Mexican Chili. It only takes 5 minutes to prep! Plus, you get to let your slow cooker do the work to cook up a healthy, filling dinner for you and your family! Using beans to replace meat in this chili pumps up the fiber, and at under 300 calories per serving, you have a little wiggle room for reduced-fat sour cream and reduced-fat Mexican cheese on top!
7. Peach Fried Rice
This unique recipe is bound to leave a lasting impression. The delicious flavor coupled with the great health benefits make this dish a great lunch or dinner choice! This recipe is very adaptable so feel free to substitute any veggies of your choosing.
8. Spicy Bean Burritos
This meatless recipe is a perfect combination of flavor and spice! Feel free to top it off with organic salsa and low-fat cheese to add to this delectable dish.
9. Black Bean and Avocado Lettuce Wraps
With the fresh veggies, plant-based protein from the black beans, and healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from the avocado, these wraps are definitely a healthy portable meal option!
10. Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Burgers with Crunchy Guacamole
There is nothing quite like these savory, sweet, spicy, and crunchy quinoa sweet potato burgers! They are packed with flavor and amazing nutrients - and not to mention, gorgeous looking! The best aspect of vegan burgers is the level of creativity you can have with them, as well as their potential for incredible nutritional value. There is no guilt after eating one of these babies! Just a meal packed with protein, rich in vitamins and minerals, and mouth-watering-savory-sweet-crunchy bite after bite enjoyment.
11. Vegetarian Lasagna
High in protein and fiber, this meatless lasagna is a tasty entree the whole family can enjoy. For added health benefit, try making your own spaghetti sauce ingredient!
12. Quinoa Mexi-Lime Salad
Cilantro adds the perfect tangy zest to this quinoa salad. If you are craving south of the border cuisine, but don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen then this recipe is for you. Quinoa is a powerful protein, however if you want to add some meat just throw in some diced grilled chicken. Enjoy!