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Four “Man Friendly” Meatless Meals

Over the last few years my husband and I have been steadily pursuing a healthier lifestyle. We try to stay active, and we have been transforming our diet. Most importantly our definition of healthy is changing. In the past, healthy meant bland salads, chicken breasts and steamed vegetables. Don’t get me wrong. Those things are healthy. But they are not sustainable. At least not for us. We decided to implement the following practices:

  • We try to purchase organic, non-GMO foods whenever possible
  • We consume fewer processed foods, in favor of whole foods
  • We eat far less meat, and far more plant-based foods
  • We avoid fast food and eating out as much as possible

One of the biggest changes to our diet has been switching to primarily vegetarian dinners. Not just meatless Monday. Meatless most days. I think we were both a bit unsure of how feasible meatless dinners would be. I have spent a lot of time combing through Pinterest, trying to find yummy, healthy, meatless meals that we would both enjoy. Surprisingly, I found quite a few delicious recipes that both my husband and myself enjoy. Check out these man-friendly meatless meals. They are vegetarian, high in protein, easy to make and very satisfying.

Photo Courtesy of Recipe Runner

One Pot Cheesy Mexican Lentils, Black Beans and Rice by Recipe Runner

This recipe is perfect to help curb those Mexican food cravings (which I experience almost daily). It’s spicy, its hearty ands so tasty!  Control the spicy factor by choosing your enchilada sauce wisely!

Image courtesy of Sweet Peas and Saffron

One Pot White Bean Pasta with Asparagus and Leeks by Sweet Peas and Saffron

This is one of our favorites. I appreciate the ease of one-pot meals, especially when trying to make dinner with a one and a half year old baby in tow. And the unique mix of flavors in this dish is light and refreshing.

Image courtesy of Sweet Peas and Saffron

Gnocchi, White Bean and Sun Dried Tomato Skillet by Sweet Peas and Saffron

This is my husbands favorite. I substitute asparagus for the mushrooms. This dish is a comforting, delicious meal that’s perfect for chilly winter nights.

Photo courtesy of EatGood4Life

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole by EatGood4Life

Make this recipe when you are craving macaroni and cheese! I was surprised how delicious, and healthy, this dish is! And it makes a ton! So I could enjoy leftovers all week.

And check back soon for more man friendly meatless meal ideas! Don’t forget to check out the recipes and blogs listed above to try these recipes for yourself! Do you have any favorites? Comment below with your meatless meal recommendations!

Check out Part II of Man Friendly Meatless Meals

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