I’m doing a wee round-up today. Because I am constantly inspired by these amazing recipe-developing nutritionists that I feel so lucky to know or know of. All the recipes here would be PERFECT for tonight (Meatless Monday) and would work on the upcoming Spring Dump, if you chose.
Why make Mondays Meatless?
(And it’s not just because I’m obsessed with alliterations — but see you tomorrow for Taco Tuesday. haha)
Well…the world eats a lot of meat. A lot more than it needs to. Especially here in Canada and the States. I’m not interested in starting a debate right here, but reducing the amount of meat you eat each week not only reduces your carbon footprint by an incredible amount… but it also reduces your weekly grocery bill, kind of forces you to eat more vegetables, and makes you think twice about what you’re putting in your mouth.
Personally, in our house, we do a lot of meatless days throughout the week. And when we do eat animal protein, it is thoughtfully chosen and we really understand how indulgent it likely is, and how lucky we are to be able to access the nourishment an animal can provide.
Spring is a great time to eat more veg, and less animal protein. We don’t require the same amount of fat or animal-sourced nutrients to keep us warm and our immune systems on guard.
Today I want to celebrate some fellow foodies I’ve grown to love (a few Canadians). Here are my top 5 meatless faves this week. (And don’t forget — you have until tomorrow at midnight to join our Spring Dump and access the awesome Fast-Action Bonuses. Woot.)
Joyous Health’s Sweet Potato Veggie Pad Thai
There is a similar to a version of this on the Spring Dump, so when I saw this post this week I KNEW it would be DELICIOUS.
I’ve done a guest post for Joy in the past. HERE
Oh She Glows’s Next Level Enchiladas
I mean…WOW. I think what drew me to it especially was the Cilantro Lime Cashew Cream. If you’re doing the Spring Dump and trying this recipe, I’d recommend using the brown rice tortillas because they would work beautifully (if you have any left over after making the Brown Rice Crisps).
Yummy Beets’s Spring Risotto
A brown rice risotto can take a bit of time to cook, but this one is a bit of a cheat, which is PERFECT. A great way to use leftover brown rice and a super celebration of spring.
Ambitious Kitchen’s Kale Rainbow Detox Salad
If you know me at all you know I secretly dislike most kale dishes. (Sorry.) But…I happen to love a good kale salad. My preference is leaning on Kale Caesar types (like the one on my Spring Dump — you’ll eat it in about 14 seconds, I’m not even kidding). But this one sounds pretty nifty and nice (and simple).
Minimalist Baker’s Asparagus Soup
Goodness me. I can’t get enough of Minimalist Baker’s photography FIRST OF ALL. But oh BOY do I love a good asparagus soup. Eat it for dinner with the kale salad above and get ready to feel spring-dump ready. Oh yeah.
These recipes are ALL SPRING DUMP FRIENDLY. Wahooo! But the Dump itself comes with over 65 recipes. And MORE if you join before tomorrow at midnight.
(Don’t forget also: If you’re an alumni from any other Dump, you get 40% off this one.)
Get in on the spring action and join us. Join before tomorrow night at midnight and receive some killer-great fast-action bonuses. Day One starts two weeks from today. WAHOOOO.
Happy Monday — meatless or not.