Who doesn’t love meat? But we also know that frequently consuming meat, dairy, and even fish can lead to some health consequences.
So, if you’re planning to get healthier, quit meat for a month and try these seven recipes that won’t make you feel like you skipped something in your diet.
1. Meatless oil-free fried rice
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We all love a good plate of fried rice, and although it can be just as easily enjoyed without meat, it’s the oil that keeps it from being healthy. This vegan oil-free recipe has all the good things you love about fried rice without the guilt. Eat it at home or bring it to work using the Thermos® Food Jar.
2. White bean soup with orzo
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This soup is typically time-consuming to make, but if you let the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® do the work, you can whip up an amazing soup with orzo that won’t make you miss any meat, or time, at all. Check here for the recipe.
3. Lo mein
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A classic noodle dish, this healthy take on the lo mien removes the meat, but the sauce will more than make up for the protein through its flavour. Make this delicious sauce by cleverly using the Thermos® Food Jar as a shaker, and serve it for dinner knowing that your family will love it without meat on their minds.
4. Cheezy chickpea, broccoli, and cauliflower rice casserole
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If you’re looking for a vegan dish with cheese, this is definitely a crowd-pleaser. Using a vegan cheese sauce, this recipe can be served at your regular family dinner or during the holidays, and a casserole is a great way to bring people together through good food.
5. Eggplant curry
Who says eggplant and curry can’t go together? This simple recipe combines the goodness of eggplants and zucchini with a creamy curry that you can make in the Thermos® Shuttle Chef®. Eggplant curry can be paired perfectly with white rice or eaten as is if you’re on a strict diet.
6. Peanut noodles
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If your family loves noodles and peanuts, this spicy vegan peanut noodle stir fry will surely be a winner. You can whip up this dish in just 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for those nights when you’re short on time. However, it won’t fall short on flavour because you’ll enjoy all the goodness of the udon noodles and vegetables in a delicious peanut sauce. The dish can even be packed in the Thermos® Lunch Tote for work or school.
7. Chickpea pancakes
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Are you having a hard time feeding your kids vegetables? This chickpea pancake should do the trick. Your family will surely thank you for this amazing breakfast option that’s very easy to make and completely vegan!
Taking on this one-month meat-free challenge may be tough in the beginning. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll surely want to commit to eating less meat, fish and dairy, and focusing on vegan options. And if you need inspiration, know that eating less meat not only benefits the environment, but also reduces heart disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes and so much more!
So, what are you waiting for? Try these easy recipes in your own kitchen today!