Meal Planning: What’s for Dinner on Meatless Mondays in January

January 6, 2014

One thing that I always recommend is to have vegetarian meals at least once a week to make sure you’re getting in loads of antioxidants and fibre to keep you regular!

Depending on your Meal Planning Personality you’ll plan your meals at different times – either a month or a week in advance or on the day.  (Click to take the Quiz to Uncover your Meal Planning Personality).

Regardless of when you plan, on the first Monday of every month I’ll be sharing what’s in season as well as a few recipes to help get you inspired to add a Meatless Monday into your life every week!

 

What’s in season 

During January (in the southern hemisphere) the focus is on:

  • Asparagus, Green beans, Capsicums, Celery, Eggplants, Peas, Potatoes, Spring onions/green shallots, Sugar snap peas, Sweet corn, Zucchini
  • Plus salad items such as: Cucumber, Lettuce, Radish, Snow peas and yummy Hass avocados!

Meatless Monday Recipes

This month’s instalment of Meatless Monday Recipes include:

Zucchini rice slice – great way to get more vegetables in. Make it when you have 1 cup of cooked rice to use up

Eggplant (Aubergine) Parmigiana or Melanzane alla Parmigiana is a delicious Italian veggie bake.  I grew up on this stuff and Jamie Oliver’s recipe is pretty spot on!  Even though it is hot outside this dish is delicious hot or cold:

Raw beetroot salad – so simple!  Add feta and nuts and it is a great salad.  You can easily serve this with some vegie fritters too.

Asparagus Quiche – This is a delicious quick and easy quiche that doesn’t use any pastry so it is super healthy. You can make a vegetarian option – my preference or a sulphur free ham/ salmon for a meat option – just not on a meatless Monday!  Serve it with a salad and you’ve got a fab dinner!

Mango, avocado and macadamia salad – You could not get a salad that represents summer better than this one!

Now, I would love to hear from you! In the comments below, tell me what your favourite Meatless meal is and share a link to the recipe.  I would love to feature it in an upcoming collection!

If you’ve found this article of interest, please share it with your friends!  I really do appreciate you taking the time to read and share 😉

Louise xx

 

PS What’s in Season Source: this post from Taste.com.au for What’s in Season.

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