Whether you’re an avid vegetarian or a person who’s trying to improve yours and your family’s health, save money and leave less of a carbon footprint on the planet, trying different meatless recipes is a great way to make it happen.
You don’t have to be a gourmet cook to try recipes other than Mac & Cheese and vegetable soup for dinner. There are thousands of great recipes that will surprise and delight your family – and you can use meat substitutes or the incredible variety of delicious fruits, vegetables and spices available today.
Since the push for Meatless Mondays began to make us aware of the impact that eating meat has on our health, pocketbook and the environment, meatless recipes have become popular and you can find a plethora of cookbooks and online sites that offer food combinations (sans meat) that will make your mouth water.
Another benefit that going meatless brings to your household is that it helps to relieve the stress you feel when you’re trying to fix a healthy meal for your family and run out of time it takes to thaw and cook meat.
Meatless meals are usually quick and easy. You can even prepare them ahead of time and they won’t dry out and lose taste when you heat them up as leftovers. Those who practice Meatless Mondays report that aside from the health benefits, going meatless leaves them with time to spare for their families.
Browse through some online meatless recipes and find a few that you can try for your family. Chances are, they’ll request it again.