Thursday, February 26, 2015

Meatless Meals Recipes

35+ Easy Meatless / Vegetarian Meals and Recipes for Lent - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


Lent is here!

I don't know about you, but when it comes to making meatless meals for Fridays, I always draw a blank.  That or I make the same thing week after week.  Boring.

So we decided to come up with a master list of all of our favorite meatless recipes.  Now when Friday rolls around, we'll have easy access to a variety of options for our families for every meal of the day!

35+ Easy Meatless / Vegetarian Meals and Recipes for Lent - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

There are several types of meatless recipes listed here - from the simple and obvious to the more intricate and fancy.  And for some of the recipes, we've added our notes on how we make it.  Also, a * indicates that this recipe may call for meat of some kind.  Just omit the meat, and there you go. :)

Hope you enjoy these meatless meals as much as our families do!


35+ Easy Meatless / Vegetarian Meals and Recipes for Lent - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com 







Pancake Muffins*  Perfect to make ahead or freeze.

Avocado Blueberry Muffins  These can be made ahead or frozen as well.

Blueberry Breakfast Cake  I like this "cake" so much, I've made it for my birthday cake the past 2 years!  (Pictured above)

French Toast Bake

Crustless Quiche with Veggies  You can make these ahead (or freeze them too).  They're great for mornings on the go!

Omelet and Hash Brown Cups*  I use shredded hash browns instead of tater tots.  These are also great to make ahead or freeze. 




Avocado Quesadillas*  Add a sprinkle of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, and cilantro OR taco seasoning to substitute for the flavor of the BBQ sauce.  (Pictured above - with the chicken - sorry!)

Baked Macaroni and Cheese  I add 3/4 tsp. dried mustard and use crushed Triscuits for the topping instead of breadcrumbs.

BBQ Bean Sliders with Coleslaw Topping

Egg Salad Sandwich  I use paprika instead of curry.

Tuna Salad Sandwich  Sometimes I substitute 1 Tbsp.+ of my homemade salsa for the pickle relish when I want a little extra zip!

Grilled Cheese / Cheese Toasties - These are definitely the go-to easy meatless meal at our house.  Our favorites are these different combos:
1.) Colby jack cheese + Cajun seasoning
2.) Swiss cheese
3.) Pizza sauce + mozzarella cheese + veggie pizza toppings + garlic and Italian seasonings

Mac 'n Eggs:  1 serving: 1/2 cup elbow macaroni or shells - cook according to package.  Whisk 1 egg with 1 Tbsp.+ of milk and a dash of salt and pepper.  Scramble egg in greased skillet.  Place macaroni and scrambled eggs in a bowl together with butter and salt to taste.  (This may sound like a strange combo, but trust us - it's fabulous!)



35+ Easy Meatless / Vegetarian Meals and Recipes for Lent - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com








Creamy Carrot Soup  Serve with Swiss Grilled Cheese Sandwiches instead of  the "croutons".  This soup is wonderful!

Four Bean Vegetarian Chili  A very hearty meatless soup.  This is my husband's favorite!  (Pictured above)

Cheese and Broccoli Soup

Zesty Minestrone

Creamy Vegetable Soup

Tex Mex Salad  I use fresh red peppers instead of roasted.  And I serve the dressing on the side.  This salad is amazing!

Apple Pecan Salad with Red Wine Vinagrette 



35+ Easy Meatless / Vegetarian Meals and Recipes for Lent - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com








Veggie Enchiladas  I use some combination of corn, black beans, spinach, carrots, onions, red, green, and yellow peppers, green onions, and/or mushrooms for the veggies.  But the beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever combo of veggies you want!  We use a whole package of taco seasoning too.  Add sour cream to the cream cheese mixture if there isn't enough "sauce".  This recipe is soooo good!

Crunchy Black Bean Tacos  I add 1/2 can of corn (drained), 1 green onion instead of the red onion, 1 tsp. of chili powder, and 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder.

Quinoa Fajita Burritos  This one is freezer friendly!

Eggplant Parmesan

Spasagna*  Spaghetti + Alfredo + Lasagna :)

Vegetable Lasagna  Just like the Veggie Enchiladas above, you can use any combination of vegetables you want in this recipe!

Harvest Carrot Casserole

Black Bean Veggie Burgers 

English Muffin Pizzas*  These are great to make ahead and freeze.  (Pictured above)

Tomato Basil Pizza



35+ Easy Meatless / Vegetarian Meals and Recipes for Lent - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


Fish Tacos with Creamy Slaw and Mango Salsa  (Pictured above - photo by Monica of A Beautiful Mess)

Shrimp Enchiladas with Sour Cream Cheese Sauce

Skinny Creamy Shrimp Pasta  This recipe is incredible...definitely my favorite meatless meal!

Zesty Tilapia - Drizzle zesty Italian dressing in a baking dish, and then place tilapia on top.  (I use frozen tilapia.  Adjust cooking time accordingly for fresh.)  Generously brush fish with more zesty Italian dressing.  Then, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.  Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes of until fish flakes easily.

Homemade Crispy Fish Sticks

Tuna Noodle Casserole



* Omit the meat that is called for in the recipe.

35+ Easy Meatless / Vegetarian Meals and Recipes for Lent - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


These are our favorite meatless meals to serve our families.  What are yours?  

Please add your links in the comments - we would love to add more recipes to this list!  We'll make sure to add them to our Meatless Meals Pinterest Board.  These have the meatless recipes listed above - plus more! :)

Follow Sweet Little Ones's board Meatless Meals on Pinterest.


And if all else fails, head to the nearest Fish Fry ;)


35+ Easy Meatless / Vegetarian Meals and Recipes for Lent - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

               


Pictures of Shrimp Enchiladas and Fish Tacos are by Monica of A Beautiful Mess.  All other pictures are ours.


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45 comments:

  1. These are great ideas!! I like to incorporate a couple meatless meals a week into our menu so I will definitely be checking this out!

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  2. Those avocado quesadilla are calling my name!! :)

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  3. Such great choices!! Thanks for sharing!! We use a lot of "morning star crumblers" for meatless meals (tacos, spagetti, etc). So thanks for more options.

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  4. Amazing! Thanks so much for this. I am pinning. This will be very helpful at my house.

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  5. Looks wonderful. I'm a huge fan of vegetarian meals!

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  6. These look like some amazing vegetarian meals! I am not a huge meat eater so I am going to have to try one or two!

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  7. Love this list. I am ALWAYS look for a new meatless meal.

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  8. They are tried and tested by our families...so I know they're good! Hope you like them too! Do you have any links to your fave meatless meals? -Jess

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  9. I haven't tried those...I'll have to look into that! Thanks for sharing! - Jess

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  10. I hope your family likes them as much as we do! -Jess

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  11. They're tested and approved by our families..hope you guys like them too! Do you have any links to your fave meatless meals? -Jess

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  12. I hope you enjoy them - they're all faves of our families! Do you have any links to your fave meatless meals? -Jess

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  13. I hope your family likes them as much as ours do! -Jess

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  14. Thank you for sharing all these! I'm going to bookmark this post!

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  15. This couldn't have come at a better time. We do Meatless Mondays and getting to need some new receipes.

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  16. great list! following your board on pinterest now! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  17. All of these recipes are great! And how helpful to have a list ready to use for your meatless meals! Have a great weekend!

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  18. Happy to help!! :) Let us know which ones you try!

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  19. Perfect timing! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! :)

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  20. Thanks Astleigh! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! :)

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  21. What a great list! This will be a great resource for Fridays and as we try to eat more meat-less meals!

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  22. Meatless! So needed this time of Lent. Thanks for sharing the recipes. :)

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  23. We have been trying to eat less meat and this post is awesome. I love the omelet and hash brown cups recipe, we'll be trying it really soon. :)

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  24. YUM! totally following you on Pinterest!

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  25. SO delicious! I love it. Thanks for linking this list up to the #ShineBlogHop!

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  26. Oh yum! These all look amazing! I want a lot of these right now actually. Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who have Inspired Me" today Jessica and Katie.

    Rachel xo
    Garaytreasures

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  27. I hope your family likes these recipes as much as ours do! -Jess

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  28. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! What are dome of your fave meatless recipes? -Jess

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  29. Those are so nice! I make a big batch up for the week and then have them on an English muffin every morning. You'll love them! -Jess

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  30. Thanks! I hope you like these recipes as much as we do! - Jess

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  31. Thanks! They are our all time faves! -Jess

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  32. I hope you like them as much as we do! Thanks for hosting! - Jess

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  33. Pancake muffins and avocado quesadillas sound like something I could eat every day :-D

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  34. Sherry @ The Simple HiveMarch 6, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Thank you for the meatless meal ideas. We go meatless several times a week and I'm always on the prowl for new ideas!

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  35. Kim Daniels LewisMarch 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    I'm loving this! You always bring such amazing things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7. I can't wait! Lou Lou Girls

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  36. This looks like a delicious, yummy, got have these dish round up! Thank you ladies so much for sharing these on Making Memories Mondays! I am so glad that you came!
    Cathy

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  37. Me too! Haha. Thanks for hosting! - Jess

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  38. Hope you like them as much as we do! So what are some of your favorites? -Jess

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  39. Thanks so much and thanks for hosting! - Jess

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  40. Thanks! They are seriously the best! Looks like this is going to be a great new party! -Jess

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  41. Black bean and potato enchiladas, chickpea curry, veggie-filled spring rolls, pad Thai salad and grilled veggie burrito bowls are some of our favorites. I'm so hungry now!

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  42. Those sound amazing! Thanks for sharing! I love getting new ideas!

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