Meatless Mondays

Vegetarian and vegan recipes. Quick and easy meals without meat. A Global Animal exclusive.

Meat-Free Monday: Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, & Carrot Vegan Chili

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Cozy up this Meatless Monday with a nice, hearty bowl of vegan chili. This red lentil, sweet potato, and carrot chili may be vegan, but it's jam-packed with protein and fiber. Chock-full of sweet potatoes and carrots, this chili is naturally sweet and bursting with antioxidants! Adding kale and/or spinach also gives you a nice serving of iron-rich greens. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Curried Tomato Tortellini Soup

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's meatless meal, warm up with a nice, steamy bowl of curried tomato tortellini soup. This fortifying lentil and tomato-based stew is filled with hearty, tender dumplings, spiked with a range of spices, and boosted with plenty of spinach. Not only is it delicious and filling, but it's also simple, week-night friendly, and great for leftovers. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Ultimate Vegan Mac & Cheese

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Nothing says 'comfort food' quite like macaroni and cheese. For this week's meatless meal, opt for a guilt-free mac and cheese that tastes just like the real thing! This cheesy, creamy sauce is made from only the best veggies and spices including nutritional yeast for that classically irresistible “cheese” flavor. Not only is this recipe low in fat and oil-free, but it will even please the most hardcore cheese addicts. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Warm & Roasted Winter Salad Bowl

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, warm up with this ultimate bowl of winter comfort food. Simply roast Yukon Gold potatoes and green beans and toss them with warm rainbow quinoa, shredded kale, green onion, and a quick red wine vinaigrette. Top it off with crunchy pepita seeds and sliced avocado for a bowl that's warm, hearty, and bursting with nutrition! 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: Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday - Christmas edition, get cozy and curl up on the couch with this delicious, dairy-free hot chocolate. Not only is this recipe super easy to make, it's ready on the stovetop in just 15 minutes flat. You can also make a number of substitutions to adjust the sweetness and chocolate intensity to cater your family's tastes. Add some toasted marshmallows and enjoy this nice, warm mug of cocoa bliss! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meatless Monday recipe, impress everyone at your holiday party with these delicious vegan gingerbread cookies. They are the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, yet also low in sugar. Not only are they scrumptious, but they are secretly packed with fiber, too. What more could you ask for?! Happy baking! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Shepherds Pie With Chickpeas & Sweet Potato

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With the season coming to an end, here's one last chance to enjoy the warm, rich flavors of fall. This week's meatless monday recipe is a hearty vegan shepherds pie loaded with chickpeas and sweet potatoes, and crusted with breadcrumbs, garlic, and herbs. There's no denying this dish's gorgeous colors and savory flavors. It's perfect for keeping you warm on cold December day. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, treat your sweet tooth to something special. If you like your chocolate with a spicy kick,...

Meat-Free Monday: Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Bowl

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) When most people think about cooking for fall, they typically resort to using pumpkin and apples in their recipes--but there's so much more to enjoy! Brussels sprouts, cranberries, and sweet potatoes are also in season, so why not throw them all together in a large bowl with quinoa and sliced almonds for this week's Meat-Free Monday? This protein-packed bowl is bursting with healthy comfort foods, and it's all ready in just 30 minutes! Voila! -- Global Animal
This nutty apple pie is a delicious vegan dessert! Photo Credit: (VEGAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Thanksgiving Menu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks over a delicious meal enjoyed with friends and family. Luckily, no animals need to be harmed in this celebration as there are plenty of cruelty-free food options available to enjoy during the holidays. Try this full Thanksgiving menu that includes a sweet potato mash with candied pecans, roasted green beans, a mushroom loaf, and a nutty apple pie for dessert. This meatless meal will make everyone happy and thankful. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Persimmon Butternut Squash Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This week's Meat-Free Monday recipe embraces the full flavors of fall! This persimmon butternut squash soup is creamy, sweet, and chock-full of nourishment. Persimmons are packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients like phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber, B Vitamins, and minerals--making this one immunity-boosting delicious soup! What's more, this recipe is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and super easy to make! As always, happy slurping! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Try these vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms for your next holiday party appetizer or as a main dish for this week's Meatless Monday! These juicy, savory portobello mushroom caps are stuffed with crushed pecans (as a sort of breadcrumb substitute), lightly sauteed celery, onion, garlic, bell pepper, garlic, a hint of ginger, and a few other natural ingredients that give it a beautifully rich, earthy flavor that pairs well with a simple side salad and side of brown rice. Not only are they super easy to make, but they also look too inviting to resist! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Slime Smoothies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Here's a Halloween-inspired recipe to celebrate today's Meat-Free Monday: Slime Smoothies! This is a smoothie that even the kids will love--healthy, but gooey! Happy Halloween and happy eating! — Global Animal