7 Meatless Monday Meals

Discover the magic of mealtime, minus the meat! We promise that even the biggest carnivore won't complain about these dishes.

Stacey Feintuch

In honor of Meatless Monday, a global initiative to encourage people to cut out meat once a week, we put together some protein-rich, flavor-packed recipes.

Why go meatless? You can reduce your fat and calorie intake; increase your fruit and veggie consumption—and, in turn, lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Shop for ingredients over the weekend and then add these easy-to-make meals to your Monday menus.

Dig in! One taste and you’ll have no trouble putting down that steak knife.

Tomato and Basil Frittata
Start your day with a protein-filled punch! This frittata may be low in calories and carbohydrates, but it's sure to keep you full until lunchtime.

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Butternut Squash Risotto
This dish is chock full of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and fiber—and meat lovers will rave about its rich texture!

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Spinach Gnocchi
Get more good-for-you spinach into your day with this healthy Italian meal. It offers important nutrients, such as folate, vitamin E and lutein, to keep your body strong.

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Asiago Mac and Cheese
Comfort food can be healthy! Our made-over version features whole-grain pasta and low-fat milk. The cauliflower sneaks in a dose of veggies, too.

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Mini Potato Pancakes With Egg Salad
Here are your potatoes, just minus the meat! Top these mini pancakes with a tasty spin on protein-rich egg salad. 

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Quinoa Salad With Shaved Fennel, Orange and Black Olives
This salad is refreshing, delicious and easy to make. You'll get doses of protein, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, omega 3s and more.

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Lentil Soup With Cilantro
Soup for dinner? Why not! This high-protein, low-fat lentil soup is filling and tasty, too. 

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September 2013