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Meatless Monday Meal Planning

November 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The nice thing about Meatless Monday falling on a Monday is that it’s good incentive to eat something lighter after the heavy foods typically eaten on a weekend. Particularly a weekend such as ours, with two toddler birthday parties = pizza for lunch and dinner and way too much birthday cake. In the summer I often have a smoothie for lunch on Mondays just to detox from all the carbs I seem to stockpile on the weekends. And if the weekend was too busy for shopping, well, what better excuse to raid the pantry and clear out some pasta or grains, canned beans, and any of last week’s vegetables still languishing in the crisper.

It also helps to have a ready list of fall-back recipes, as the last thing I want to do on a Monday evening is scramble to come up with something new to cook. So I scanned through the FoodieTots archive for a list of meatless — or easily adapted — recipes:

What meatless recipe have you enjoyed lately?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jill // Nov 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    So ironic – I was going through my recipes on Saturday night and took out the carrot risotto because I haven’t made it since last winter. It was a great way to get carrots into N since he won’t eat them otherwise!
    .-= Jill´s last blog post ..Morbier, France =-.

  • 2 Cheryl Arkison // Nov 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I made a fantastic risotto myself the other night – Chanterelles and Oyster Mushrooms with red wine. I happened to have turkey stock, but veggie would have been good.
    .-= Cheryl Arkison´s last blog post ..Cottage Cheese =-.

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    // Nov 10, 2009 at 11:56 am

    @ Jill – Silly kids. I just got O to eat carrot “doubloons” last night, first time in ages.

    @ Cheryl – sounds terrific! Love mushroom risotto.