Eating healthy can be daunting, especially when you’re busy and don’t have a lot of time to cook. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor and nutrition. With the right ingredients and a little creativity, you can whip up some simple meatless Monday recipes in no time!
It’s Monday night and you’re exhausted from a long day – all you want to do is whip up something tasty for dinner without spending hours in the kitchen. Well, never fear because we’ve got just the thing: a collection of super simple meatless dinners with five ingredients or less each!
I love knowing my family is well nourished. Eating a diet that focuses on eating lots of whole foods, wholesome fruits and veggies is important to me. That’s why these simple meatless Monday themed dinners are so perfect – they’re easy to make and full of nutrients.
As a homemaker and the main cook in our household, I know how hard it can be to juggle everything and still have dinner on the table. That’s why I love coming up with quick recipes that make it easy to get something healthy on the table fast!
Whether it’s a comforting bowl of creamy gnocchi or an energizing quinoa salad, these recipes will give your Meatless Mondays more flavor and less stress. You’ll love these plant-based meal ideas you can try this week!
This lemon broccoli chickpea pasta is full of fresh flavor with just a few ingredients. With it's double whammy of chickpea protein from both the noodles and sauce, this pasta is sure to keep you satisfied till Tuesday.
This quick and easy Boursin Cheese Pasta is perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Herb and garlic cream cheese is roasted with delicious cherry tomatoes, then combined with al dente pasta. Loaded with flavor!
This quick & easy Basil Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is the perfect light summer dinner. It is full of fresh blistered tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese, and garlic. This dish comes together in only about 15 minutes.
This 3 ingredient creamy tomato lentil pasta is the ultimate dinner go-to! Not only does it require minimal time, but it is also simple enough for even beginner cooks to master. This dish uses hearty and nutritious lentils combined with a creamy and indulgent tomato sauce.
This one pot lemon garlic pasta is a deliciously flavourful dish that's easy to knock together for a weekday dinner when you're short on time. The combination of lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, parmesan and basil provides a bright, tangy pasta dish that will leave you coming back for seconds.
An Easy Vegan Beef And Broccoli Recipe; Ready In Under 30-Minutes. Making It A Great Weeknight Dinner. Loaded With Fresh Broccoli, Beyond Beef Steak Tips And The Best Homemade Stir Fry Sauce. Just Like Takeout But Better!
This Easy Chana Masala recipe is so simple and quick to make! Naturally vegan and gluten-free, made with chickpeas, tomatoes, and tons of aromatic and authentic Indian spices, this one-pot meal is perfect for dinner or lunch! It's great for meal-prepping and makes delicious leftovers. Hearty meatless and allergy-free, it's healthy, veggie-packed, and satisfying for everyone!
This sheet pan recipe for Stuffed Acorn Squash is filled with hearty roasted vegetables mixed with store-bought tomato sauce. Topped with melted cheese, this easy dish is the ultimate vegetarian comfort food.
Health Benefits of a Meatless Monday
There are several benefits of adopting the practice of Meatless Mondays:
Going meatless one day a week can help reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer.
Eating more plant-based meals may help you lose weight since they are typically lower in calories than meals that contain meat.
If you need more motivation to help you get healthy (don’t we all), be sure to check out this post with healthy lifestyle quotes from the Daily Dish!
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make tasty and nutritious meatless Monday dinners that your whole family will love. Not only is it good for your health, but it’ll also save you time in the kitchen! So whip up one of these five-ingredient meals and enjoy the benefits of Meatless Mondays. Bon appétit!
I hope you enjoyed these five-ingredient simple meatless Monday dinners. If you try out any of them, let me know what your family thought! Happy cooking!