31 Delicious Meat Free Meals for Girls Who Want a Thinner Waist ...

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31 Delicious Meat Free Meals for Girls Who Want a Thinner Waist ...
31 Delicious Meat Free Meals for Girls Who Want a Thinner Waist ...

Even if you're a hardcore carnivore, there are benefits of going meatless once in a while. For one, meatless meals are typically much more easy on the wallet. Vegetables, legumes, and grains are cheaper than buying meat in most cases. According to Women's Health, taking a break from animal protein helps reduce your risk for heart disease, and helps you go green by saving 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Ready to see some serious meatless meal inspo? Let's go!

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1

Veggie Quinoa Enchiladas

dish, cuisine, food, vegetarian food, cookware and bakeware, The Garden Grazer: Mexican Made
I looooove enchiladas and this dish also includes a recipe for homemade sauce!

2

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas

dish, food, cuisine, vegetarian food, vegetable, Baked Black Bean and Sweet
Sweet potato always elevates a dish and this one looks so flavorful.

3

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo - Damn
Alfredo lovers will adore the skinny version of the classic. You won't miss the fat at all!

4

Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchilada

Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchilada Green Chile Enchilada Recipe Two
This is a perfect weeknight meal. Put it on the list for Meatless Monday.

5

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

dish, vegetarian food, food, leaf vegetable, cuisine, 21 Healthy And Delicious Freezer
Love broccoli. Love quinoa. The leftovers would be great to take to work.

6

Black Bean Baked Empanadas & Spanish Rice

dish, baked goods, food, cuisine, spanakopita, hip2save.com
These babies look deeelish!

7

Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

Easy Vegetable Lo Mein Easy Lo Mein - Damn
Forget Panda Express, whip up this healthier and tastier lo mein in less than 20 minutes.

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This crave-worthy lo mein is packed with vibrant veggies like bell peppers, snow peas, and carrots, all tossed in a savory sauce that's a mix of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and a hint of sesame oil. It's a perfect way to get your fix of Asian flavors without any of the guilt. Plus, it's so simple to customize with whatever greens you have on hand, making it a fabulous fridge-clear-out dish. Serve it hot for a comforting dinner, or enjoy it cold for a refreshingly light lunch.

8

Lasagna Rolls

dish, cuisine, italian food, european food, taglierini, Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups
What an elegant dish! I bet you won't even realize there's no meat.

9

Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter

al dente, spaghetti, food, carbonara, cuisine, Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and
Jazz up plain old spaghetti squash with creamy garlic and butter. Yummmm!

10

Skinny Avocado Pizza

Skinny Avocado Pizza Skinny Avocado Pizza Little Broken
Isn't this genius?! As if I could love avocado any more than I already do!

11

Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet

Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet
Quite possibly the easiest enchilada you will ever make.

12

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Mediterranean Crescent Ring 29 Things Vegetarians Can Make
OMG. I just want to dive face first into this crescent ring!

13

Peanutty Quinoa Bowls for Two

Peanutty Quinoa Bowls for Two Peanutty Quinoa Bowls with Baked
Quinoa bowls with an Asian flair.

14

Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup

Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup
A great way to warm up and get your fill of healthy vegetables.

15

Zucchini Bell Pepper Pizza

Zucchini Bell Pepper Pizza Zucchini-Bell Pepper Pizza
Did someone say pizza?! I'm in!

16

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls Sweet Potato and Black Bean
This bowl would be good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

17

Spicy Bean and Rice Burritos

dish, food, cuisine, vegetarian food, korean taco, Spicy Bean and Rice Burritos
Looks so tasty and filling. It's hard to say no burritos.

18

Quinoa and Vegetable Stir Fry

Quinoa and Vegetable Stir Fry Stir-Fried Quinoa With Vegetables and
Skinny and healthy stir fry.

19

One Pot Wonder Southwest Pasta

One Pot Wonder Southwest Pasta One Pot Wonder Southwest Pasta
One pot meals are always a winner!

20

Lentil Mac & Cheese

Lentil Mac & Cheese Lentil Macaroni and Cheese
I know it might sound a little odd-lentils with mac n' cheese, but give it a try! It's delicious and makes a filling dish.

21

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers Culinary Hill
Such a colorful treat! Your eyes and belly with enjoy.

22

Black-Bean-and-Corn-Topped Potatoes

Black-Bean-and-Corn-Topped Potatoes 12 Mouthwatering Meatless Meals
My, my, my! Baked potatoes have never looked so good!

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Black-Bean-and-Corn-Topped Potatoes is an amazing meatless meal that is sure to satisfy. This dish is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal while still keeping your waistline trim. Perfect for any occasion, this dish is easy to make and can be served as a main course or side dish.

The key to making this dish is to start with high-quality potatoes. Yukon Golds or Russets are ideal for this dish, as they will hold their shape and have a buttery texture when cooked. Once the potatoes are washed and scrubbed, they should be cut into cubes and boiled until tender.

To make the topping, black beans and corn should be combined with chopped onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. This combination of spices and vegetables will give the topping a robust flavor. Once the topping is prepared, it should be spread over the cooked potatoes and baked in the oven until the topping is lightly browned.

When served, the potatoes should be topped with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with freshly chopped cilantro. This dish pairs well with a side of steamed vegetables, such as broccoli or asparagus.

23

Vegan & Gluten-Free Vegetable Paella

Vegan & Gluten-Free Vegetable Paella Vegetable Paella. Vegan. Gluten Free
Such a nutritious and flavorful one pot dish.

24

Baked Asiago & Lemon Orzo

dish, cuisine, leaf vegetable, food, cookware and bakeware, Best of the Blogs: Meatless
Lemon and Asiago cheese sound like the perfect combo.

25

Vegan Carribean Coconut Curry

Vegan Carribean Coconut Curry Vegan Caribbean Coconut Curry flavorrd
Coconut curry with white rice is a light and healthy meal that'll totally blow away your taste buds.

26

Black Bean Wraps with Cashew Cream

Black Bean Wraps with Cashew Cream Black Bean Wraps Image
What a unique way to enjoy beans and you can't top cashew cream!

27

Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta

dish, food, cuisine, spaghetti, italian food, Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and
Yesss! Looks so incredibly decadent!

28

Raw Vegan Tacos

Raw Vegan Tacos 29 Things Vegetarians Can Make
The best thing about these tacos is that you can eat a lot and feel good about it!

29

CHEESY SPROUTED BROWN RICE with BABY SPINACH and MUSHROOMS

dish, cookware and bakeware, casserole, vegetarian food, cuisine, Cheesy Sprouted Brown Rice with
Cheesy rice that's vegan and gluten free!

30

Coconut Curried Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Coconut Curried Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew 21 Healthy And Delicious Freezer
1 cup of chickpeas contains 15 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber. Get on this recipe!

31

Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

dish, cuisine, food, cookware and bakeware, european food, Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan
This would be perfect by itself or with some quinoa pasta!

So ladies, are you ready to make yourself a meatless meal this coming week? Meatless recipes that focus on vegetables provides us with the opportunity to try out new veggies and prepare them in different ways. Do you have a favorite vegetarian or vegan recipe?

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What great ways to get more veggies into my diet, they ALL look so good...starving!!!

All these babies look deeelish!!

I've made number 11 on many occasions, it's super easy and yummy!!!

Lo Mein looks SOO good

Once I am married this is the kind of food I will prepare for my hubby every night!

I so wish I liked more veggies. I'm definitely a fruit person. I don't like a lot of the textures on vegetables like peppers and tomatoes (they feel rubbery on my tongue) or onions and broccoli. I usually have things like stir fry ending up with just carrots and green beans lol. These look delicious though.

Where can I access the recipes from?

Yummy! Can't wait to try some!

Yumm looks and sounds delicious

Is it so?

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