Keep in mind that you should still choose balanced meals. Some people take Meatless Mondays as excuses to pile up the pasta and rice, and skimp on nutrient packed fruits and veggies. Sometimes, it may be hard to think of meatless protein sources as well, but consider these yummy choices: beans, nuts, peanut butter, lentils, veggie burgers, and tofu (and of course, whole grains contain some protein as well).
Stuck on ideas? Try a southwestern salad - one of my favorite quick and easy dinners. Top your favorite lettuce greens (I like romaine for this) with corn, black beans, avocado, and a few crushed up tortilla chips. Mix together a little olive oil, some fresh cilantro, lime juice, cumin (or taco seasoning) and pepper – instant dressing! Or top your salad with your favorite salsa. Yum!
Check out the video below for more information about going meat free one day a week, and visit the Meatless Mondays website for tons of easy, tasty recipes.