Meal Planning: What’s for Dinner on Meatless Monday in March

March 3, 2014

meatless monday marchRegardless 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!

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).

What’s in season 

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

  • Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Capsicums, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese greens, Cucumber, Eggplant, Fennel, Gai lan (Chinese broccoli), Green beans, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Okra, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Spinach, Squash, Sweetcorn, Wombok (Chinese cabbage), Zucchini
  • Figs, Grapes, Lemons, Limes, Mandarins, Mangoes, Papaya, Peaches, Pears, Pomegranates, Quinces, Rhubarb, Tamarillo

Meatless Monday Recipes

This month’s instalment of Meatless Monday Recipes include:

Jamie O’s Ricotta fritters with tomato sauce & courgette salad – 15 minute meals

Linguine with roasted pumpkin and avocado pesto – this is a great revamp – just roast extra pumpkin and this beautiful meal will be ready in the time it takes you to cook pasta and panfry some mushrooms! SO EASY!  Note – as for avocado pesto – just use fresh avocado and toss in some pine nuts.

Red lentil and cauliflower Dahl – So delish yummy and easy!

Jamie O’s Warm Eggplant (aubergine), pomegranate & harissa salad – just roast your eggplant and cook something else at the same time!

Oven baked risotto – I cook it for 20 minutes and only add mushrooms (not broccoli as it removes a step!!)

Beetroot salad (Thermomix/ food processor) – I love adding nuts and cheese to this too

Avocado and mandarin salad  – beautiful and simple salad

  • http://www.4ingredients.com.au/recipe/mandarin-salad

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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