Would you like some ideas for meals that are healthy and filling, but, where you won’t miss the meat? Are you looking for ways to add variety to your menu without the use of meat as the main focus? There are many ways to make healthy meat free meals that not only are easily affordable but also are quite tasty.Replacing meat in your meals does not man it has to be bland or tasteless. You can substitute vegetables or eggs,soy based products and beans for most meat based dishes soy based products
One simple and easy to make meal is any pasta based meal, such as, spaghetti with a nice tomato sauce using zucchini and mushrooms in place of the meat. You can also make a nice eggplant Parmigiana to go with the spaghetti dish or as a meal in itself. A great and easy recipe for it can be found at,http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mario-batali/eggplant-parmigiana-recipe/index Other meals from the Italian cuisine are vegetarian lasagna, a nice baked mushroom and garlic risotto and pasta Primavera
Another internationally designed meatless meal is an Irish classic known as colcannon, or mashed potatoes and cabbage mixed together. Basically its boiled up potatoes mashed and cooked cabbage or kale that has been chopped up and stirred in and seasoned with onion, garlic and creamy butter. It is a good substitute for St. Patrick’s day and actually is a traditional Halloween meal. Other meatless Irish meals are stuffed peppers, Puy lentils and rice and potato cakes. you can find more for these and other dishes at http://irishvegetarian.com/recipes.php
Other international type meals are Chinese stir fry, Middle Eastern falafel , Thai vgetable curry and Mexican black bean quesadillas.These recipes and others can be found at http://www.ehow.com/info_8409421_simple-international-vegetarian-meal-ideas.html
Eggs are a great substitute for meat in your meals and staying with an international flair we come to a much misunderstood meal. The quiche. A quiche is a French meal made of whipped eggs seasonings and cheese mixed together with your choice of vegetables added and baked in a pie shell until it is a nice golden brown. It can be served as a main course or as a side dish and if made properly will be a much requested dish.
In England most meatless meals are of the soup variety including asparagus soup with a poached egg, cauliflower, broccoli and mustard soup and leek and Stilton soup.recipes can be found for these and similar meals athttp://britishfood.about.com/od/introtobritishfood/tp/vegetarian.htm
Closer to home, we have a vairety of South American meals that have no meat. Meals like black beans and rice,and the ever popular re-fried beans Curtido De Repollo or El Salvadorean Cabbage Salad* And here in the U S alone we have many varieties of meatless meals including the always popular and healthy salads and macaroni based meals.
In conclusion there are many ways to replace the meat in your meals. Its just a matter of insight, preparation and the willingness to try new recipes out.
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