Is one of your new year’s resolutions to eat a little healthier in 2019? If so, with the help of 10 vegetarian recipes, I am hoping I can convince you to go Meatless on Monday in 2019.
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 6th year as participants in Meatless Monday in 2019. That’s 312 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 2018 from The Mountain Kitchen. These are our readers’ favorite vegetarian recipes in 2017 and these recipes will help you get started going meatless on Monday in 2019.
Ok, let’s see the 10 vegetarian recipes readers liked the most this year…
10 Vegetarian Recipes to Make for Meatless Monday In 2019:
A fresh take on classic Louisiana Creole cuisine, this Red Beans and Rice Salad is a perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck. The longer it sits, the better it gets!
A lighter twist on a brunch classic, this vegetable quiche includes the season’s best vegetables and a variety of cheeses. Perfect for Meatless Monday!
Rainbow Roll-ups, a quick healthy lunch or a surprising party appetizer for all of your family and friends to enjoy. Pass the peanut sauce, please!
Julia Child’s eggplant pizzas are low-carb and gluten-free, made using eggplant slices in place of traditional pizza crust. The eggplant slices are topped with warm tomato sauce, piled high with cheese and so good you’ll totally forget about pizza crust.
Lasagna-stuffed spaghetti squash
It only takes 5-minutes to make this delicious high protein, high fiber chickpea avocado salad. This is a vegetarian salad recipe that’s full of fresh and healthy ingredients, perfect for a super healthy Meatless Monday lunch or a side dish to share at a weekend picnic or potluck!
This healthy crock-pot black bean soup is packed with hearty plant-based protein, veggie, and spice and oh so easy to make, it practically makes itself. It’s light on calories, high in fiber and easy on your wallet. A great recipe to try for Meatless Monday or any day of the week!
Healthy mushroom pot pies have the comfort of traditional pot pies without all the calories. Mushrooms smothered in cauliflower sauce with a flaky crust. Yum!
This low-carb cauliflower creamed spinach is a lighter take on classic creamed spinach. Ready in just 15 minutes, this irresistible cauliflower creamed spinach is full of flavor and can be enjoyed guilt free!
Maghmour is a thick, velvety Lebanese vegetarian eggplant stew with chickpeas, garlic, onions, and tomatoes with a smoky, slightly spicy flavor. The Moussaka of Lebanon!
Ok, there you go!
That’s 10 vegetarian recipes to try for Meatless Monday in 2019.
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 2019, 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!