Meatless Monday Cheat Sheet

Give your meat dishes a veggie makeover.

Whether you're a longtime vegetarian or you want to lighten up your meat consumption, Meatless Monday is the perfect day to do just that. If you find yourself reaching for the same tired old recipes every time, spice up your dinner with these deliciously meat-free meals. Give your hamburger a healthy facelift with a quinoa patty, swap chicken nuggets for vitamin-packed cauliflower, sub in tofu for your weekly stir fry, and give tempeh steak a try! Print this cheat sheet so you can keep these swaps in mind. Happy eating! 


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