Meatless Monday is always an ideal goal to achieve, which I’ve done plenty of times. Actually, it’s my go-to goal following a weekends of eating like crap, but actually doing it can suck. The main issue I have with Meatless Monday is the preparation part, because of time. Unless you don’t mind eating a bowl of granola with almond milk all day, you’re going to want a little variety.
If conquering Meatless Monday is hard for you to figure out, I have a few suggestions that are easy, filling, and delicious.
Meatless Monday: Breakfast
Out of the three main daily meals, breakfast is the easiest one for me to go meatless. I have so many options that don’t require meat. I mean, there’s always a delicious smoothie option, avocado toast, or overnight oats. However, when I want a filling meatless breakfast, roasted potatoes and peppers topped with salsa. Sometimes I add a scrambled egg, which is still makes a meatless meal to many. With or without the egg, it’s a very filling and satisfying meal, none the less.
Meatless Monday: Snack
For a mid-day snack, I tend to grab a few pieces of fruit from the office kitchen and/or a handful of nuts. Easy, healthy, and free; my favorite characteristics.
Meatless Monday: Lunch
I’m trying to be more mindful about spending money for lunch everyday, because it adds up fast. So, bringing lunch is the best bet, but has a tendency to be difficult on Mondays. Therefore, I keep some frozen vegetarian meals in my freezer that I can toss in my bag on the way out the door. My favorite brand at the moment is Garden Lites and their Veggie Chili is so BOMB! It’s loaded with veggies, including tomatoes, black beans, and zucchini. If not the chili, the Butternut Squash Souffle is pretty good, too. It has a little sweetness to it, which makes it almost taste like dessert.
Meatless Monday: Treat
Speaking of dessert, I have a few go-to sweet treats. One of may favorites is just dark chocolate almonds grounded up in a a tablespoon of natural peanut butter. OMG, also speaking of Garden Lites, they also makes some ridiculously amazing blueberry oat muffins that are free of gluten, dairy, nuts, and soy. I buy these all the time at Kroger, which is where I find most of Garden Lites products, FYI. I keep them at work, because I would easily kill a box of them a day.
Meatless Monday: Dinner
A vegetarian taco bowl is so easy and perfect for lunch or dinner. Fill up a bowl with your favorite meatless taco bowl options, such as lettuce, tomato, roasted pepper, and black beans. Top it with some salsa, avocado, and vegan sour cream for one last filling and meatless meal of the day. I would suggest that since this is your last meal of the day to not use a huge bowl. A medium salad bowl should be big enough.
What’s your favorite meatless meal? Share below!
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