Is one of your new year’s resolutions to eat a little healthier in 2018? If so, with the help of 10 vegetarian recipes, I am hoping I can convince you to go Meatless on Monday in 2018.
Ok, let me ask you a few more questions…
What if I told you that if you cut out meat one day a week, it may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity?
What if I told you that you could save money by adding vegetarian meals to your weekly menu?
What if I also told you that you could help save the environment?
It’s all true.
Here’s a quick video that sums it all up for you:
David and I are celebrating our 5th year as participants in Meatless Monday in 2018. That’s 260 Meatless Mondays! We started going meatless on Monday as a challenge for me to be more creative with meal ideas during the week in the kitchen. But it became more than that. What I didn’t realize at the time was that Meatless Monday aims to reduce meat consumption by 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet. So not only was I getting the challenge to get out of the rut of the same old meals every week, but I was also doing something that would be healthy for David and me while helping the planet.
I would like to encourage you to start participating in Meatless Monday with us. Even if you don’t skip meat on Monday, at least try it ONE DAY a week for the month of January 2018. Technically, that’s only 4 days out of 31 with no meat.
I mean really, if I convinced my very carnivorous husband David Spivey, the pork-loving, brisket smoking, Mr. BBQ man he is to go meatless ONE DAY A WEEK, can I encourage you to go meatless one day a week too?
Ok, you are probably wondering… “What in the world do I cook for Meatless Monday?”. Let me help you… I am going to share the 10 most popular vegetarian recipes of 2017 from The Mountain Kitchen. These are our reader’s favorite vegetarian recipes in 2017 and these recipes will help you get started going meatless on Monday in 2018.
Ok, let’s see the 10 vegetarian recipes readers liked the most this year…
Here are 10 Vegetarian Recipes to Make for Meatless Monday In 2018:
# 10 Mushroom Wellingtons
This recipe is a spin-off the classic Beef Wellington recipe, this vegetarian version uses Portobello mushroom caps, spinach and cheese stuffed inside of a flaky pastry crust. I actually have these on my To-Do List. Delicious!
#9 Mushroom-Spinach Alfredo Flatbread
This Mushroom-Spinach Alfredo Flatbread Pizza is topped with a creamy Alfredo sauce, sautéed shiitake mushrooms, and spinach, mozzarella cheese. They are delicious and easy to make! The flavors here are absolutely amazing. You’ll love them!
#8 Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower
This recipe for sriracha roasted cauliflower uses delicious cauliflower, with a kick, kind of like a “meatless buffalo wing” for Meatless Monday. This recipe has been popular since day one. A great way to enjoy cauliflower!
#7 Meatless Mexican Zucchini Boats
One of my all-time favorites, these Mexican zucchini boats are stuffed with refried beans with onions, Mexican seasonings, salsa, and cheese. A yummy Meatless Monday meal! I think these may be better than a regular taco without the carbs!
#6 Veggie Wontons
These veggie wontons are filled with fresh veggies, seasoned with warm ginger, soy sauce, and duck sauce, cooked in rich vegetable broth and steeped until tender. They may take a while to prepare, but the recipe makes a huge box and they are freezer friendly!! So make a large batch and freeze half for another Meatless Monday!
#5 Summer Vegetable Couscous
This Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad is a quick, hearty and versatile way to prepare couscous with summer vegetables to make a meal or side dish to accompany any summer meal. This recipe may have the word “summer” in it, but these wonderful summer vegetables are available all year long in your grocery store. This salad is fresh and amazing!
#4 Adult Mac and Cheese
I admit, this Mac and Cheese recipe is a little indulgent and not all that healthy with the pasta, milk, and cheese, but you really should try it just once! Adult macaroni and cheese has bold flavor with a rich creamy sauce made with Gruyère, cheddar and blue cheeses, topped with breadcrumbs and fresh basil.
#3 Tuscan White Bean Soup
Satisfying hearty beans and healthy greens add flavorful texture to this Tuscan White Bean Soup. This rustic soup delivers flavorful, goodness to each bowl. I adore this soup. It’s so flavorful, hearty and filling. Simply wonderful!
#2 Crock-Pot Potato Leek Soup
This crock-pot potato leek soup has lots of flavor for very little work. Potatoes and leeks slow cooked in a creamy rich wine-infused vegetable broth with cheddar cheese. It’s velvety smooth and perfect after a long day away from home. The crock-pot takes most of the work out of this recipe. Come home to this elegant soup. It’ll make your whole week better!
#1 Napa Cabbage and Bean Soup
This Napa cabbage and bean soup is vegetarian comfort food! Ready in just 30 minutes, this delicious and very simple soup is so flavorful you’ll want more! I agree with our readers, THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. One bite of this soup and you will wish you were vegetarian. Not even joking!
Ok, there you go!
That’s 10 vegetarian recipes to try for Meatless Monday in 2018.
Get healthier, save money and save the planet. You cannot lose! I promise you will be surprised that meat doesn’t have to be part of a recipe for it to be good and you will enjoy it so much you’ll want to keep participating. I will continue to share vegetarian recipes for Meatless Monday in 2018, so don’t worry about running out of recipes to try.
Have I convinced you with these delicious Meatless Monday recipes?
Which recipe will you make for the first? Have you already tried one of these vegetarian recipes? Comment below, I love hearing from you!
For more information about going Meatless go to MeatlessMonday.com
These are our most popular 10 vegetarian recipes, but we have, even more, click HERE!
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