Friday, November 5, 2010

Lunch - Sans Meat?

Hello, friends! Question for you: What do you eat for lunch on Meatless Monday? Got any good vegetarian recipes? I’ve been grappling with this question for a couple of months and here are some easy suggestions, geared towards people who have to eat at work (as opposed to stay home and whip up a piping hot meal).

- You could try a chilled salad like tabbouleh. Another good one I tried recently was a simple mixture of quinoa, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese.

- You could make a sandwich with sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, mixed greens and hummus (here’s a recipe for homemade hummus).

- Another great sandwich: roasted bell pepper with cream cheese (or goat cheese), topped with arugula.

- I love soup in the winter - try vegetable, butternut squash or mushroom barley.

- Leftovers, leftovers, leftovers (assuming they’re meatless!). Vegetable curries work great re-heated in the microwave. Sometimes they flavors are even better the second day!

- And last, but certainly not least, peanut butter and jam sandwiches on whole grain bread. A childhood classic that still hits the spot.


  1. Lunch is the same everyday, greek yogurt and carrots or apples with a handful of almonds.

  2. Also, if you are craving the idea of meat in a vegetable... Some good options are eggplant, mushrooms, and super-slow caramelized onions.


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