Friday, January 11, 2013

Meatless Monday options

Good morning, Crushers!

I know that today is Friday, but a friend and I were talking about "Meatless Mondays" as a way to try more veggie-ful and (usually) less expensive meal options. We are very cost-conscious about our grocery bill, but we don't want to sacrifice trying new foods and flavors either. And, obviously, I love to cook, so we don't buy too many pre-packaged meals. At times, eating whole foods can get a little expensive. Not to say I don't love tossing a bag of french fries in the oven or enjoying a frozen pizza now and then!

Anyway, Erie (the aforementioned friend) and I decided to brainstorm some meatless options. Here they are in no particular order:
  • Bean and Rice burrito
  • Bean and Veggie tacos
  • Huevos Rancheros (egg dish)
  • Breakfast for dinner: eggs, omelets, quiche, frittata, pancakes, biscuits and gravy (with beans instead of sausage)
  • Stir fry/fried rice with egg and/or beans
  • Vegetarian Lasagna
  • Bean Soup
  • Meatless Chili
  • Loaded Baked Potatoes (use some of that chili!)
  • Grilled veggie sandwiches
  • Grilled mushrooms burgers
  • Black bean burgers
  • Homemade pizza with veggies
What do you think? What am I missing? What should we try first?

I got a wok for my birthday, so I'm thinking stir fry, but breakfast for dinner is calling my name!


  1. So this doesn't really relate to any of your suggestions on meatless Mondays, but I thought of it and wanted to ask you....Do you have any creative recipes for leftovers? or have you tried any recipes that have been a 2 for 1...(think Sandra Lee and her round two recipes!)? I would love to see a post on how you get creative with leftovers...Dave and I always seem to have them but other than reheating...we aren't sure what to do with them!

  2. Challenge accepted! Now all I have to do is get some leftovers... I have a very hungry husband.

    1. Hahahah!! I used to not have that problem and now suddenly I do :P