Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, it is a good idea for everyone to reduce their consumption of meats and saturated fats. In the spirit of the Meatless Monday movement, here are some healthy vegetarian recipes to get your week kick-started the right way.

Despite what you may believe, vegetarian cuisine can be quite mouthwatering.


1. Winter Kale Salad with Orange Poppyseed Dressing

Kale Salad

A kale salad with fresh, seasonal cranberries, pecans, and and pears tossed in an orange poppyseed dressing. Recipe here.


2. Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

A classic quinoa salad with Southwest flavors. Recipe here.


3. Falafel Hummus

Falafel Hummus

Ready in only 5 minutes, this crowd-pleaser is incredibly easy to make. This smooth, creamy hummus makes the perfect dip. Recipe here.

4. Veggie Kebabs with Halloumi Cheese

Veggie-and-cheese skewers with a Middle-Eastern twist. Recipe here.


5. Squash and Corn Chowder

Jump into fall with this healthy chowder filled with sweet corn, sweet potatoes, peppers, and squash. Recipe here.


6. Lentil Shepard’s Pie

Lentil Shepard's Pie

This will satisfy your comfort food cravings. Filled with mashed potatoes, veggies, and lentils, this Shepard’s Pie will easily make you forget the meat is missing.


7. Zucchini Noodles with Basil Almond Pesto

Zucchini Noodles

If you haven’t tried zucchini noodles (or “zoodles” as they’re called), now’s your chance. All you need is a spiralizer and some basic ingredients to make this plant-based alternative pasta dish. Recipe here.


8. Portabello Mushroom Pizza with Sauteed Balsamic Vegetables

Portabello Mushroom Pizza

A flavor-packed portabello mushroom pizza filled with oozing cheese and fresh sauteed vegetables. Recipe here.


9. Easy Breakfast Tacos with Avocado Pico de Gallo Salsa

Breakfast Tacos

If you just cannot wait until lunch or dinner, try these hearty breakfast tacos made with scrambled eggs and hash browns. Recipe here.


10. Homemade Choco Tacos

Homemade Choco Tacos

How about dessert? Skip the grocery store and make these choco tacos for a sweet post-dinner treat. Recipe here.


11. Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups


Dark chocolate and sea salt makes these the perfect combo of sweet and salty. Recipe here.


12. Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

It’s September, which means we are welcoming fall with the flavors of the season. Try these iced oatmeal cookies. Recipe here.


Join in on the meatless movement and be sure to let us know! Share with us your recreations on instagram by tagging us @wedesignla, and use the hashtag #wdlameatlessmonday so we can see your beautiful foodie photos.

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