Meatless Mondays

This summer I read an article in The Radish about Meatless Mondays. Meatless Mondays encourages people to make a concious effort to reduce the amout of meat eaten in a week. As suggested by the title, the idea is to select a day of the week and not eat any meat on that day. It was a really interesting article outlining the benefits of reducing the amout of meat consumed, both for your health, and for the environment. Here’s the article.

When examining our own weekly intake of meat, Mike and I realized we already have 1 day a week when we don’t consume meat. So, we decided to step it up and try to have two completely meatless days. Usually there is one day a week that we just eat some kind of pasta, so that makes it pretty easy to avoid meat. However, we don’t want to be eating pasta for all of our meatless meals.

This is where you come in! We’re looking for some delicious meatless meals! But here’s the catch: it takes a pretty substantial meal to fill up Mike’s tummy! A salad isn’t going to cut it in this house! So, we’re looking for some delicious meatless meals that are filling.

What is your favorite meatless meal?


7 thoughts on “Meatless Mondays

  1. I have the opposite problem, so I’m happy to help! Homemade pizza w/ lots of veggies, veggie lasagna, omelets, egg sandwiches, or a veggie soup like potato (with lots of crackers and toast to fill Mike up!)

  2. we do black bean tacos and quesadillas a lot.

    i like to put a little oil in a pan, lay down a tortilla and top it with mashed black beans seasoned with cumin and chili and cheese on top and then another tortilla. i like how the oil makes it a little crunchy. i’ve also baked them before as well!

    another good one is refried beans mixed with green chilies and mozz cheese (i used to wrap these in foil and bring to lunch in college!)

    veggie stuffed peppers? – scratch that, tony hates them even with meat! 🙂

    still pasta-like, but eggplant parm?

  3. I second all the suggestions so far! Also pancakes (for dinner), extra fluffy, add some flax seed for tummy heartiness. I avoid meat a lot out of ick factor, let me put my thinking cap on as to what I’m eating instead (because portions are not being sacrificed just because meat isn’t present, just can’t think now!)

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