One of the popular things is the movement to “Go Green.” One of the suggestions is to replace one meal a week with a meatless meal. This works really well for people who like vegetables, but what about those of us that don’t like them? What about those picky children? Here are some easy suggestions for meatless meals.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
They’re easy to make and they’re pretty healthy. They can be made on all different types of bread. Different types of cheese can be used. Different methods of grilling can be used. These provide a good variety of meals with just one dish.
Manicotti is traditionally meatless, anyway. Manicotti is stuffed noodles. They are stuffed with a cheese mixture and often baked in tomato sauce. A white manicotti can also be made. Only cheese and spices are in this version.
Who doesn’t love pancakes? A variety of fruits and flavorings can be added to them to make different flavors.
Waffles give the same options as pancakes.
Macaroni and Cheese
It may not be the healthiest option, but a big serving can be just as good as grilled cheese. Plus, kids will eat it.
So, it sounds pretty bland. However, it can be paired with those grilled cheese sandwiches, have different things in it, and it can even be served with sides so it is a decent meal for both picky eaters and more sophisticated eaters.
Nachos can be just cheese and chips. That’s great for picky eaters. Refried beans and other vegetables can be added. They are an easy customizable dish.
Omelets are great meatless meals. They are easily customizable as well. That is, if you’re up to making them. A cheese omelet is a great dish. If not up to making omelets, just make scrambled eggs.
While these may traditionally have meat in them, they don’t have to. Make cheese quesadillas. Vegetables and salsa can be put on or in them for those more sophisticated eaters, too.
Make spaghetti, but just don’t put meat in it. In fact, this can work for any Italian dish that usually has meat. Just eliminate the meat and you’ve got a meatless meal, usually in minutes.
Don’t forget that you never have to eat traditional breakfast foods at only a traditional breakfast time. Mix things up. Eat grilled cheese in the morning and pancakes at night. Variety will keep you and the rest of your family and friends happy.