Thursday, December 17, 2015

Easy to Make Meatless Monday Recipes

Are you looking for some easy-to-prepare and delicious recipe ideas for Meatless Monday? If so, I think you will appreciate our foodie guest post today.

Meatless Mondays
By Spork Foods

Breakfast: Many people start off the day in a meatless way and don’t even think twice. Breakfast is important for fueling the body with a combo of protein, carbs and nutrients to get you going. If you want to treat yourself and your loved ones to a wonderful, flavorful breakfast that no one will realize is vegan, healthy, or eggless – try making these Blueberry Tofu Ricotta Pancakes!

Lunch: Lunch is a great time to incorporate nuts into your meal, to satisfy you until dinner. Pistachios are some of our favorite nuts to eat because studies show they reduce heart disease risk and lower blood pressure. They’re also lower in calories than many other nuts. One way we love consuming pistachios is in a Pistachio Chewy Bite. These snacks are the most delicious way to stave off hunger and the flavor combination of pistachios and cranberries is unique and satisfying.

Check out our recipe for Pistachio Chewy Bite Salad!

Dinner: Now may be the time of day that abstaining from meat is the hardest because dinner is supposed to be a hearty and satisfying experience. There are an incredible amount of meat-free dinner ideas that you may not even realize you’re already incorporating into your diet like a bean and rice burrito, many dishes at a Thai, Ethiopian or Indian restaurant and more. The reason you don’t miss the meat with these choices is because when you incorporate beans, grains and veggies into your meal, you feel full and satisfied. There’s also a ton of fiber in these types of dishes, and fiber keeps your digestive system functioning so that’s always a bonus!

Try our recipe for Peanut Ginger Jackfruit Noodles for a super flavorful, satisfying dinner. There’s even protein in the sauce, so you can think of looking at every ingredient as a potential source of nutrients when going meatless!

About Spork Foods - L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten, and Alicia Silverstone.

About Pistachio Chewy Bites - With two main ingredients, Pistachio Chewy Bites provide healthy snack lovers the amazing benefits of pistachios and cranberries in a delicious and nutritious bite-size bar. Pistachio Chewy Bites are heart-healthy, 100% all natural, gluten and dairy free, low in sodium, GMO free, vegan and a great on-the-go protein snack. They also have no cholesterol, zero trans-fat and are a good source of dietary fiber. These nutrient-rich snack bars provide a great balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat for sustainable energy. With 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and healthy fat, the individually wrapped bars are the perfect one stop shop.

Available in major grocery store chains across the country such as: Bristol Farms, Fairway, Shoprite, A&P, Roundy’s, HEB, Safeway, Ingles, Gelson’s, King Kullen, Earth Fare, Price Chopper, Wegmans, Save Mart, Lucky, Hy-Vee, Shop n’ Save, etc. They are also available online at and

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