If you have been following me for a little while, one of our New Year’s resolutions was to try to eat a few meatless meals a week. Maybe because we watched the documentary, What the Health. If you haven’t seen it, it’s eye opening. Although we still love a good steak, we just wanted to cut back on how much meat we were consuming. We were up to 4-5 nights a week! It was time to switch it up a bit.
It’s really been kind of fun experimenting and so far, so good! As a result, we have been changing our weekly meals and found a few that we love. Below are recipes ready under 30 minutes, meatless, and easy to make.
I love pasta, carbs in general really. Who doesn’t?! But I have been experimenting with different typs of pasta and I like this is veggie pasta from Marianos. It’s made up of 30 percent made from veggies and like it a lot. The texture isn’t compromised and holds on to sauce well.
I paired it with broccoli and cauliflower, topped with Soy Vay Hoisin Garlic Sauce, found at Mariano’s or Target. I think other pasta alternatives like Banza would work well too. You can definitely add chicken or another protein to this, but I think it’s great meatless!
(This was a sponsored Instagram post with Soy Vay, but all opinions expressed are my own)
In Spanish, calabacitas means ‘zucchini’. It is a dish of (usually) squash, corn, and peppers. There are so many variations, and it is can be a side dish or main entree. We probably have this at least once a week. It takes about 20 minutes or so, which is perfect for a weeknight meal.
Optional: Tortilla chips for serving, shredded cheese or tortillas
This is probably one of my most liked Instagram posts (you can see it here.) It’s crazy, because I literally threw it together. We had sweet potatoes that were about to go bad, so I thought why not use them in tacos instead of tortillas.
Let me put this into context. Noah was being extremely fussy and a typical toddler this night, Manny was running late from work and I had just about had it with the day. He was at my feet the entire time I was cooking (which is why I have very little photos of it!), but it’s crazy, because they turned out AMAZIIINNNGG. Funny how some things just work out that way.
Adding ground turkey would be good too, but meatless was great for us!
For additional weeknight inspo, you can check for other ideas here. I have been experimenting with different meatless recipes a lot lately, so let me know what you guys think!
Until next time,
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