I’ve been toying with the idea of incorporating more meatless meals in my diet recently. I keep hearing about all the benefits of a plant based diet, but I just don’t think I can entirely take the leap to be a complete vegan/vegetarian. BUT, I’m willing to do a few meatless meals a week.
One of my favorite “easy” vegan meals for weeknight dinners is the Beyond Burger. My soon-to-be mother in law introduced me to these plant based burgers & I can’t get enough. I simply grill the frozen burger (I feel like it’s more flavorful when grilled) & eat it on top of two pieces of Dave’s Killer Bread. I’m a weirdo & HATE ketchup so my choice of condiments are either mustard, sweet relish or BBQ sauce. This burger seriously fills me up, especially when eaten with the bread (each piece has 3-5g of protein & 12-21 whole grains depending on which style you choose). You can find these burgers at Whole Foods & I just recently found them at Stop and Shop! I buy the bread at Costco- it’s the best deal I’ve found so far, $7.99 for two loaves.
In my search for more meatless meals, I found a few options on Pinterest that I want to try:
- Roasted Caulifower with Creamy Garlic Spaghetti
- Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread
- Oven Baked Bean Tostadas
- Gnocchi with Butternut Squash Béchamel Sauce
- Chickpea Veggie Burgers
Follow my Pinterest board, Meatless Monday for more recipe ideas! I’ll be doing more posts every Monday about meatless meal options. I’ll keep you posted on what’s worked for me & what actually has tasted amazing. The real test will be to see if Alex actually likes any of these meals 🙂