Being creative with meat-free meals does not need to be a challenge because today I want to share with you 30 meat-free meal ideas to get you inspired. These 30 meat-free meal ideas that are easy, delicious, and budget-friendly. Our family tries to eat one or two meals a week that are meat-free and these are 30 of our favorite meat-free meals.
Meat-free doesn’t mean you have to eat the same thing every week, in fact, I find that the more creative I am with our meat-free meals, the more we don’t miss the meat in our dishes. Our meat-free choices originally were for economical reasons. Eating meat-free once or twice a week helped to keep our grocery budget down. As I have become more committed to eating healthy, our meat-free choices have become healthier rather than carb-laden.
The carbs are good though, in moderation, so I am sharing a few of our favorites over the years of meat-free eating. I hope it inspires you to get creative with your own meat-free choices for dinner!
There are few vegetable flavors I love more than the combination of spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Throw them in pasta, top them on a pizza, mix it in a salad together and I am one happy camper. The depth of flavors, I have learned, comes from marinating my favorite veggies in a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and kosher salt.
After working on a yummy burger recipe last week, I had some leftover marinated tomatoes lingering in my refrigerator from burger topping. I also happened to have some flatbread leftover from our Chicken Pesto Open-Faced Flatbread Sandwiches. I thought I would put them both to good use and create a little pizza for myself for a yummy lunch.
There is so much flavor in these marinated tomatoes and sauteed mushrooms with a little wilted spinach sprinkled with fresh lemon juice makes a delicious addition to this pizza. Top the flatbread with your own favorite cheese and you have the makings of the perfect lunch.