Meat-Free Monday: Sweet Potato Fajitas Meal Prep

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Whether you're vegan or just trying to eat a little healthier, these sweet potato fajitas have you covered for meal prep Sunday. This meal prep recipe couldn't be any easier--simply cook the seasoned veggies on a sheet pan and serve with rice or quinoa and guacamole for a balanced, filling meal. Note this recipe is also completely customizable. You could easily substitute the bell peppers and onions with brussels sprouts, green beans, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, or whatever your heart desires! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Macaroni Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, why not give your mom's macaroni salad a vegan makeover? This classic summer staple is perfect for potlucks, picnics, barbeques, and pretty much any summertime gathering. This typical deli-style macaroni salad is chock-full of crunchy vegetables like broccoli florets, carrots, green onions, red bell peppers, and celery--giving it a nice crunchy texture. But the main ingredient that takes this recipe to the next level? The smoked tofu. What's more, this salad is super easy to prep ahead of time. Whip up the dressing and prep the vegetables, tofu, and macaroni noodles separately. Add the dressing 30 minutes to an hour before serving, mix together, and refrigerate until ready to eat. Voila! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Spicy Nacho Potato Bites

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Satisfy your french fry and potato chip craving with these spicy nacho potato bites! These crispy, spicy roasted potato medallions topped with melted vegan cheese, chunky homemade guacamole, and fresh vegetables are the perfect healthy spring and summer appetizer. Not only are they completely vegan, but they are full of fiber, iron, and healthy fats--a great example of healthy potato-based snacking! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Asparagus Risotto

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Now that spring has finally sprung, enjoy recipes that make the most of this season's freshest ingredients like asparagus, carrots, greens, and beets. Made only with rice, asparagus, garden peas, some staples and herbs, this Vegan Asparagus Risotto is a healthy and easy spring dinner that your whole family will love. Sometimes simple food is the best food! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Superfood Crunch Salad With Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In the spirit of the New Year and fresh starts, kick off another year of healthy, feel-good eating with this superfood crunch salad tossed with a homemade balsamic apple vinaigrette dressing. Shredded kale, sliced pear, pomegranate arils, coconut flakes, pepita, hemp, and black sesame seeds, drizzled in a tangy balsamic, apple cider, maple, and garlic dressing offers a mix of robust flavors and textures, along with a vibrant dose of nutrients. If the dull winter weather has you feeling down, there's no doubt this fresh, hearty salad will be a cause for celebration! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Cauliflower Stuffed Poblano Peppers

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your Monday night with these vegan cauliflower stuffed poblano peppers. While poblano peppers are usually mild, they can be spicy this time of year, so pick your peppers with caution if you're sensitive to spice. But if you can’t find poblanos, you can use any type of bell pepper that you'd like. The stuffing consists of onion, bell pepper, cauliflower, rice, black beans, spinach, tomatillo salsa, and lots of delicious spices. Instead of topping these with cheese, opt for avocado, tomatillo salsa, and cashew cream, which works as a great sour cream substitute. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal
(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Enjoy this green pizza full of vegetables.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Green Pizza

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This cheeseless pizza is topped with green veggies and a delicious vegan pesto.You can make the dough from scratch using the recipe here, or to save time, buy a pre-made pizza crust. Serve a slice with a side of marinara for dipping! — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thin Mint Cookies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Did you know there are five varieties of Girl Scout cookies that are vegan? This includes everyone's all-time favorite, Thin Mints! These mint chocolate cookies are a classic that need no introduction. But with Girl Scout cookie season soon coming to a close, now you can enjoy them all year long with this cruelty-free recipe. These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free, but you’d never know it! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Instant Pot Cauliflower And Butternut Thai Curry

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, stay warm and cozy with this crave-worthy comfort food. This Instant Pot Cauliflower and Butternut Thai Curry is one of those go-to pantry dinner options that takes advantage of your electric pressure cooker. But not to worry if you don't own one--there's directions to make this curry on the stove top, too. The soft, stew-like texture of the spicy curry served over a cup of fluffy rice is sure to satisfy your winter flavor palate. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Spinach Enchiladas With Lentils

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Let the Cinco de Mayo celebrations continue all week long with this meat-free meal! These vegan spinach enchiladas with lentils are a go-to favorite, primarily because of their quick cook time and easy adaptability.  The key to this recipe is the homemade enchilada sauce with whole tomatoes and a mix of Spanish spices. This dish is also bursting with nutrition, as the black lentils and spinach are packed with fiber, iron, and protein. The best part? It takes only 30 minutes to cook and about 10 minutes of prep work. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Tex-Mex Three Bean Potato Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Summer is almost over, so here's your last chance to experiment with deli-style salads--great for summer get-togethers (picnics, BBQs, potlucks, camping trips, you name it)! This Tex-Mex three bean potato salad is perfect for prepping ahead of time, in a nice big batch, to bring to any summer festivity! Simply whip together kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, roasted potatoes, a rainbow of bell peppers, green and red onion, cilantro, and toss in a cumin-lime vinaigrette. It's not only 100 percent vegan, but also full of fresh flavors and seasonal ingredients. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Southwestern Pasta Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This Southwestern pasta salad with avocado, black beans, and lime dressing is the perfect vegan dish for any summer party like BBQs and potlucks. This recipe uses farfalle, but you can use almost any kind of pasta you want. If you're not a fan of cilantro, you could also substitute parsley or green onions. This pasta salad is not only super easy to make, but it's also super healthy. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Black Bean Burrito With Guacamole

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Sometimes having a surplus of quick, healthy meals can be a lifesaver. This black bean burrito with guacamole is an easy, go-to recipe for any Meat-Free Monday. It's hearty, healthy, and super simple to make--especially if you cook the rice ahead of time. While the original version of this recipe includes Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, it's easy to go vegan as the cheese isn’t going to make or break the burrito. Try using a grill pan or panini press for the perfect, crispy tortilla. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal
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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Iced Gingerbread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Gingerbread is a holiday favorite and a wonderful dessert for New Year's Eve parties. This recipe includes a delicious vanilla icing to drape over the gingerbread. Cut the loaf into slices and enjoy for breakfast or cut into square cubes and serve as bite-sized hors d'oeuvres! — Global Animal

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