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Jen recently wrote about how plant-based diets are best for our bodies. She explained that plant-based doesn’t mean eating only plants, but rather, filling the majority of our plates with veggies, fruits, legumes, and grains.
One of the ways Jen suggests to start shifting toward a plant-based diet is to go meatless on Mondays. Lots of folks who are learning to eat healthier find success with this scheduled strategy.
So, for all of you who are striving to diet on plants for one day a week or even all seven, here’s a friendly menu of options to work from. We’ve divided it up by breakfast toasts, lunch bowls, and dinner tacos. Bon appétit!
6 Delectable Dishes for Meatless Monday
BREAKFAST TOASTS: Almond Butter Toast with Bananas and Toasted Coconut
This simple, sweet dish is actually great for any meal, but the ease of putting it together combined with the bananas and honey make it amazing for the morning.View Recipe
BREAKFAST TOASTS: Strawberry Ricotta Breakfast Toast
Talk about treats for the morning! The versatility of toasts like this make them hard to beat as a healthy, yummy start to your day. Feel free to exchange the strawberries for other fruits and experiment with different (healthy!) breads.View Recipe
LUNCH BOWLS: Sesame Kale Glow Bowl
Twenty minutes is all you need for a protein-packed meal. Kale and quinoa play starring roles in this Asian-inspired dish that will offer you energy through the afternoon.View Recipe
LUNCH BOWLS: Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Bowl
Gluten-free, kid-friendly, colors galore—what more could you want from a healthy meal?! Satisfy the cravings of even the pickiest eaters in your family in only 30 minutes with this south-of-the-border bowl.View Recipe
DINNER TACOS: Cilantro-Lime Vegan Tacos
This fresh dish incorporates hummus for a nice twist. With garlic, chiles, scallions, cilantro AND lime, the flavor combos here are not to miss!View Recipe
DINNER TACOS: Spiced Sweet Potato & Grilled Portobello Tacos
This grillable, filling dish is high in healthy carbs and low on fats—meaning it will keep bellies full and happy. The sweet potatoes, mushrooms, cashews and more will fuel your body without weighing it down. Perfect for parties or a quiet dinner at home.View Recipe
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