25 Meatless Meals to Start the New Year

One of the things I’m encouraging everyone to do this year is to eat less meat and more food that comes from the soil, aka -plants.  I’ve never been a huge meat eater myself, but I’ve always prepared it as part of dinner for the rest of the family.

Lately however, I’ve been making more of an effort to create and prepare recipes that are meatless, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised that no one in my house has complained – or even mentioned it.  In fact, the two men in the house, who could live on steak and potatoes if left to their own devices, seem to have a few new favorite vegetarian meals.  I’m not sure if they know they’re vegetarian or not, but I’m keeping my mouth shut 🙂

I’m hoping you will join the Meatless Monday (or any day you like) movement, and eat less meat and more plants.  It’s healthier for you, and better for the environment.  If you need some inspiration to get started, here are 25 delicious meatless recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. Click on any title for the recipe.

1.  Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad|Ambitious Kitchen

Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad|Ambitious Kitchen

2.  Vegetable Fried Rice|Divya’s Culinary Journey

3.  Penne With Butternut Squash and Mushrooms|Kalyn’s Kitchen

4.  Broccoli Cheddar Strata|Craving Something Healthy

Broccoli Cheddar Strata|Craving Something Healthy

5.  California Sweetpotato Hash Greek Style|The Spicy RD

6.  Mediterranean Lentil and Barley Salad | Craving Something Healthy

Mediterranean Lentil and Barley Salad


7.  Thai Tofu and Noodles|Oh My Veggies

Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad|Oh My Veggies

8.  Zucchini Lasagna|Epicurious

9.  Veggie Burrito Bowls|Amuse Your Bouche

10.  Farro with Wild Mushrooms and Asparagus|Craving Something Healthy

Farro Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Asparagus|Craving Something Healthy

11.  Spicy Peanut Butter Tofu with Sriracha|Kalyn’s Kitchen

12.  Freekeh bean burgers|Oh My Veggies

13.  White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup|She Wears Many Hats

White Bean Roasted Mushroom Soup|She Wears Many Hats

14.  Montasio and Sweet Onion Tart|Craving Something Healthy

Sweet Onion Tart with Montasio |Craving Something Healthy

15.  Focaccia with Caramelized Onion and Tomato|Cooking Canuck

16.  Cauliflower Chickpea Coconut Curry|Oh My Veggies

17.  Cauliflower Crust Pizza|Bakers Royale

Cauliflower Crust Pizza|Baker's Royale

18.  Roasted Vegetable Panini with Pesto|The Garden Grazer

19.  Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes|Diethood

20.  Spaghetti Squash and Chard Gratin|Kalyn’s Kitchen

21.  Frijoles Rancheros|Craving Something Healthy

Frijoles Rancheros|Craving Something Healthy

22.  Garlic Soba and Zucchini Noodles|Naturally Ella

23.  Rustic Vegetable Chickpea Soup|Foodess

24.  Quinoa Fritters with Avo Salsa|Heinstirred

25.  Sweet Potato Quesadilla|Naturally Ella

Sweet potato quesadilla|Naturally Ella

Hope you try them all!  Let me know which is your favorite – and if you need more ideas, please check my Pinterest Boards!

Eat well!


  1. Rajaa Oraha says:

    Focaccia with Caramelized Onion and Tomato isn’t onion high fodmap supposed not to included in the diet for IBS sufferers?

    1. Hi Rajaa – thanks for your question. Yes, onion is high FODMAP, so you should probably avoid it.

    1. Thanks Kalyn! I love your blog – I probably make one of your recipes each week 🙂

  2. Great collection of meatless dishes, and thanks for including a few of mine!

  3. Thank you for including my recipe in the list! Hope everyone enjoys.

  4. Everything looks Amazing thanks fo posting such beautiful tempting looking meals. It definitely takes the guess work of what to eat meatless..

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Denise! Hope you found some new favorite recipes!

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