Meatless Monday Menu

Something I’ve mentioned a few times here on Skinny Bliss [like here and here] is Meatless Mondays. Although Sarah is full vegetarian, I don’t partake in this every Monday but I often try to go at least one day a week without meat. After the shenanigans of this last weekend I decided to start the week off right with an extended workout and a full day of [meatless] clean eating. I’ve given examples of vegetarian recipes before but this time I decided to share the simple things I throw together for my Meatless Monday meals. To call these recipes would be a stretch, it’s more like throwing things together for the busy work day ahead.

Here is an example of a Meatless Monday Menu:

Veggie Scramble

Veggie Scramble

  • 2 eggs
  • Handful spinach
  • Diced onion
  • Diced jalapeno
  • 7 cherry tomatoes
  • 5 sliced olives
  • 2 avocado slices
  • Topped with sriracha, salsa and red pepper flakes
  • Optional: mushrooms, black beans, artichoke

Rice Bowl

Rice Bowl

  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • Diced olives
  • Handful halved cheery tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. hummus

(Would also be great with a little extra spice)

Santa Fe Salad

Santa Fe Salad (I’m not huge on measurements so amount is personal discretion- above picture served 2)

  • Chopped romaine
  •  Bell pepper
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Sliced olives
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Shredded low-fat cheese
  • Crunched chips
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Nonfat greek yogurt/light ranch/sour cream
  • Then typically (if not a meatless day) shredded chicken [which was added once mine was removed of course]

So as you can see, throwing together a few meals to go meatless for 1 day isn’t as difficult as you probably thought. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, don’t forget a mid afternoon [or whenever you prefer] snack. Try to keep this snack around 200 calories and with some source of protein. {{Monday’s afternoon snack = Greek yogurt, with mango chuncks and slivered almonds}}

Annnnnd most importantly, treat yourself to DESSERT! Yesterday’s indulgence =A well-portioned cup of frozen yogurt 🙂

It just takes a little better planning and being aware of what you are putting in your mouth but I promise it’s not that hard, give it a try and let me know what you think!

❤ Jamie

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2 thoughts on “Meatless Monday Menu

  1. Jamie and Sarah,
    I am going gluten free and egg free because of food sensitivities. While I’m at it I’m also reading The China Study that really makes a vegan diet make total sense. However, thinking out every meal for tasty delights that meet all that criterion is taking a lot of my time. Do you have any favorite recipe books that might shortcut this process. I like the foods you suggest. Thanks,
    Chris

    • Hi Chris!

      Thanks so much for reading! I, too am gluten free and avoid animal products. Here are a few of my fave cookbooks for beginners:

      -The Gluten Free Vegan by Susan O’Brien
      -Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
      -David’s Vegan Kitchen by David Gabbe
      -Great Gluten Free Vegan Eats by Allyson Kramer
      -Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

      It can definitely be a challenge starting a new diet, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be happy you made the switch. Thanks again for reading and please stay in touch and let us know how things go!

      Sarah

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