It’s time for some Meatless Monday recipes!
Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative aimed at encouraging people to give up meat just one day a week. The movement has been making the news a lot lately, and I’m a big supporter. Going meatless, even just once a week, is better for your health and better for the environment. Plus, you’ll probably save money on your grocery bill as well. To learn more, check out the Meatless Monday website, where you’ll find lots of delicious meatless recipes.
My friend Ellen, who blogs at Within My Means, recently threw a baby shower for a friend. The spread included five delicious meatless salads, and the post “Baby Shower for Chloe” includes photos along with the recipes. Most of them are really simple, and Ellen also includes some time-saving alternatives just in case you’re making them all at once for a party, like she did. They all sound and look delicious, and include a wide variety of flavors.
The salads are: couscous/pineapple/mango, quinoa/corn, grape, jicama/grapefruit, and Italian bread salad. All the recipes are in one post.
I want to try all of them! I definitely need to find more ways to eat couscous and quinoa, and the grape salad looks delicious and is completely new to me. I do make an Italian bread salad, but I like Ellen’s variation with cherry tomatoes and small mozzarella balls.
Thanks Ellen for those great salad ideas. I don’t know about you, but I can never get enough salad. Lately I’ve been eating arugula almost every day. It has such a strong flavor for such an unassuming little leaf. Last night we ate it tossed with Newman’s Family Italian, without any other additions.
Do you go meatless on Mondays? Every day? Please share your favorite meatless recipe ideas in the Comments section and I’ll include them in the next Meatless Monday recipes post. The easier, the better. Send your fallback or standby meals, the ones with just a few ingredients that you can explain in a couple of sentences.
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