Meatless Spinach Recipes so You Are Strong to the Finish

by - Monday, December 10, 2018

What's the easiest switch you can make for the environment? Eat less meat!

Every week we are exploring vegetarian meals for meat eaters. Cooking with seasonal vegetables can seem really limiting at first, but the possibilities are endless. And it is worth it. Just cutting one day of meat eating out of our diet can keep thousands of pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere a year. No seriously, it's that big a deal. Plus, it's a great opportunity to have some new adventures and try new things. Just another way to take care of the planet AND make life a little bit better!

vegetarian spinach recipes

It's Spinach week! Spinach is an absolute super food, and it does all sorts of good for your body. It is also relatively easy to grow, so it has a positive environmental impact, even into these winter months when fewer and fewer things are easy to find locally.

So, it is a perfect vegetable. if you are a meat eater who is trying to cut out some meat (you should, it's great for the environment), this can be a great place to start.

But the best thing about spinach? You can chop it into tiny pieces and sneak it into your children's food. They have no idea, but they are so damn healthy. Want to add more veggies into your meals add slowly scale back the meat? Spinach is perfect for this. Put half the meat in your lasagna and put thinly chopped spinach in instead. Do it for soups too. The flavor is mild and the texture can be what you want it to be.

 Spinach is the sneakiest of all vegetables, but you can also feature it! There are things to love about spinach, so let's focus on that leafy wonderfulness.

Let's get to it. We're strong to the finish, because we eats our spinach!

Side note, there are about a million spinach recipes. This was impossible to decide. I never knew how much I loved spinach until today.

from 101 cook books

Saag Paneer is a delicious staple of most Indian takeout menus, but this recipe from 101 cook books is surprisingly low key. It looks delicious and makes me want to explore all of the recipes on this site.

from Eat, Little Bird

When you look for spinach recipes, you see lots of spinach, feta, and some kind of pastry. Who can complain about that?!?! Spanakopita is the best! If you want easy, it doesn't get much simpler than these mini spinach pies from Eat, Little Bird. Pair it with a fresh cucumber salad, and you are good to go!

These vegetarian zucchini lasagna rolls from oh my veggies are stuffed with spinachy goodness. They also look damn pretty and fussy, so maybe perfect for a party menu?

I love pasta, and I think if you are trying to convince meat eaters to eat less or go without it for a meal or two a week, you can't go wrong with carbs. These spinach and mushroom gnocchi from Salt and Lavender still have protein from the mushrooms. Plus, it looks really delicious (and that is coming from a person who still goes back and forth on mushrooms).

from How Sweet Eats

From the list of things I definitely want to try, check out this recipe from How Sweet Eats. It's hard to beat pasta with garlic and spice. Spinach is the healthy bonus. Will be begging for this one in coming weeks.

from best recipe box

If you are looking for cooked spinach, this lemon and garlic spinach from best recipe box looks really gorgeous. And garlic is one of the best parts of life- so good and so good for you!

vegetarian spinach recipes for meat eaters

Want more vegetarian recipes to try? Awesome! Adding more meatless meals to your diet is such a fun challenge and you can discover so many things you like. Check out this page for all of the Meatless Monday Recipe Round Ups!

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