Meatless Mondays is a public health campaign that encourages people to go meat-free just one day each week. Going meatless, even just one day each week, can help to reduce risk for chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer-including breast and prostate cancers. It can be easy to go meat free. Try meat alternatives such as veggie burgers or burger crumbles, protein-rich edamame (soy), beans and legumes, and traditionally meat free recipes such as pesto pasta with vegetables or spaghetti with marinara sauce. Meatless meals are also budget and environmentally friendly!
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Meatless Chili Mac Skillet
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 tsp. Meijer Olive oil
1 can (15 1/2 oz.) reduced sodium kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup thick and chunky salsa
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
3/4 cup dried whole grain elbow macaroni
2 tsp. McCormick chili powder
1 tsp. McCormick cumin
1 tsp. Meijer brown sugar
3/4 cups Meijer 2% shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
1. In large nonstick skillet cook onion in oil about 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in beans, water, salsa, tomato sauce, uncooked macaroni, chili powder, cumin and brown sugar. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer covered, about 15 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
2. Stir in MORNINGSTAR FARMS Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles. Return to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2 to 4 minutes more or until heated through.
3. Remove from heat. Ladle into serving plates or bowls. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 260, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 680mg, Carbohydrate 33g, Fiber 9g, Protein 17g.
Recipe Source: Morning Star Farms
Harvest Spinach Salad with Edamame
2 (5 oz.) pkgs. Earthbound Farm® baby spinach
1 cup shelled edamame (thawed if frozen)
1 Tbsp. Meijer extra virgin olive oil
1 cup sliced red onion
1 (8 oz.) pkg. sliced mushrooms
1 large Michigan Gala or Honey-crisp apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shaved Parmesan, crumbled gorgonzola or crumbled Feta cheese.
1 cup apple cider or apple juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. Meijer pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp. Meijer Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Place spinach and edamame in a large mixing bowl, toss lightly and set aside.
2. Add oil to a large skillet and sauté onion over medium heat until softened, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, lightly season with salt and pepper and sauté an additional 2 minutes until softened. Transfer to bowl with spinach.
3. Make vinaigrette: Return skillet to medium heat. Add apple cider, cook until reduced slightly. Stir in vinegar, maple syrup and mustard. Cook 3 minutes until thickened slightly. Remove from heat.
4. Pour warm vinaigrette over salad. Add apple slices, walnuts, cheese and season with black pepper to taste. Toss to combine and serve with crusty whole grain baguette.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 201, Fat 9g, Cholesterol 11mg, Sodium 255 mg, Carbohydrate 22g, Fiber 5g, Protein 9g.
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