Meal Planning For the Week? Check Off Meatless Monday With These Tasty Low-Carb Recipes
Whether you are a seasoned vegetarian or just stepping into the lifestyle — or someone who likes to cut meat only on occasion — having a plethora of recipes on hand can keep meals from getting repetitive. And as much as you'd probably love to live on pasta, pasta, and more pasta, we all know that limiting processed carbs is essential to staying healthy, as well as losing weight. The recipes here rely on good carbs like vegetables and whole grains (after all, going low-carb doesn't mean eliminating them entirely), paired with healthy fats and plant-based proteins for a deeply satisfying meal every time. You're guaranteed to find whatever it is you're craving, from meat-free tacos to creamy soups.
Pistachio-Crusted Cauliflower with Pistachio Cream Sauce
It'll take you a little more than an hour to prepare this crispy, flavorful roasted cauliflower, but it's worth the wait. (The lemony sauce alone — delicious.)
Get the recipe: pistachio-crusted cauliflower with pistachio cream sauce
Teriyaki Zucchini Noodle Stir-Fry
Stir-fry is a no-fail way to use up whatever is left in your fridge, but we love this particular combination: zucchini noodles, broccoli, bell peppers, and eggs, topped with homemade or store-bought teriyaki sauce.
Get the recipe: teriyaki zucchini noodle stir-fry
Hearty Vegetable Soup
This colorful soup is filled with the perfect combination of onions, carrots, celery, cauliflower, and zucchini. The addition of kidney beans makes it extra filling.
Get the recipe: hearty vegetable soup
Moroccan Butternut Squash and Poblano Salad
There are so many delicious flavors in this recipe, from poblano peppers to cumin. It's anything but a sad desk salad.
Get the recipe: Moroccan butternut squash and poblano salad
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Unlike other soups, this creamy recipe doesn't require hours of simmering to bring the flavors together. Just swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian-friendly.
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Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Fill rice paper with tofu and veggies (skipping the cellophane noodles!), and finish the dish with homemade peanut sauce to really bring it over the edge.
Get the recipe: Vietnamese spring rolls
Zucchini Noodle Egg Waffle
Would you believe us if we told you this waffle has just two ingredients? All you need is an egg and zucchini, plus any toppings, like avocado, tomatoes, and hot sauce.
Get the recipe: zucchini noodle egg waffle
Avocado Egg Salad with Spicy Mayo Dressing
You won't miss the bread once you take a bite of this spicy avocado egg salad. It comes together really quickly, but make sure you leave 30 minutes for it to chill before eating.
Get the recipe: avocado egg salad with spicy mayo dressing