8 Tantalizing Meatless Meals Even Carnivores Will Love

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Who says meat is the only way to satisfy? Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian, you want to get in on the Meatless Monday trend, or you just simply want to lighten up your meat consumption, we’ve got all the meatless meals you need. With delicious combinations of lean, yet hearty and filling ingredients, these meat-free dishes will keep you feeling content, satisfied and energized throughout the day.

These recipes can easily whipped up in larger batches to get you through the week. Weekend meal planning—done.

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Here are the meatless meals we know you’ll love:

1. Edamame Quinoa Burgers >

Meatless Meal Edamame Quinoa Burgers
Bite into one of these hearty edamame quinoa burgers and you won’t even miss the meat! Wrapped in lettuce leaves, these burgers are an all-around healthy and delicious option if you’re going meat-free. Simply break out the food processor for this recipe and combine all the ingredients. Form your burger patties as usual and pop them in the oven on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil for four minutes on each side. When cooled, wrap your burger in lettuce and add a couple of healthy veggies toppers. Smoky and savory. Click here to view the full recipe >

2. Moroccan Tempeh Vegetable Stew >

Meatless Meal Moroccan Tempeh Vegetable Stew
Made from fermented soybeans, tempeh is a fantastic meat substitute and a great protein choice for this Moroccan Tempeh Vegetable Stew. Enjoy a hearty stew that is loaded with sweet potatoes, kale and Brussels sprouts, but provides a smooth finish with coconut milk. Cumin, coriander, garlic powder, black pepper, ginger and cayenne pepper create an aroma and taste that completely indulges the senses. This meatless meal is light on the calories, but delivers big on flavor! Click here to view the full recipe >

3. Ginger Soy Noodle Bowl >

Meatless Meal Ginger Soy Noodle Bowl
Spicy and savory ginger is a healthy, flavorful addition to this delicious Asian-inspired noodle bowl that’s every bit as good as it sounds. Enjoy whole wheat spaghetti combined with sautéed broccoli, red bell peppers, sugar snap peas, carrot strips, edamame and homemade ginger soy sauce, to feel like you are eating your favorite Asian takeout dish! Click here to view the full recipe >

4. Vegetable Lasagna Bake >

Meatless Meal Vegetable Lasagna Bake
Who says you can’t have lasagna on a diet? Not us! You won’t have to swear off the classic Italian favorite with a lean and healthy recipe that packs a nutritional punch with spinach, butternut squash and tomato instead of meat. Low fat cottage or ricotta cheese lightens up the calories and the fat. Bake a big batch of this meatless meal and count on delicious leftovers for later in the week. Click here to view the full recipe >

5. Watermelon Summer Salad with Quinoa >

Meatless Meal Watermelon Summer Salad with Quinoa
This is a delicious and refreshing salad that adds a splash of summer vibes to any day of the year! The luscious flavor combination of watermelon, strawberries, almonds, quinoa and feta cheese makes for a heavenly lunch or even as a light dinner. Wow your friends and family by bringing this colorful, unique side to a party or picnic. Click here to view the full recipe >

6. Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto >

Meatless Meal Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto
Yes, noodles are allowed on your diet, especially healthy zucchini noodles! These veggie noodles are combined with cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red bell pepper and pesto for a combination of flavors reminiscent of your favorite pasta dish. Simply roast your veggies in the oven, whip up your pesto and cook zucchini in a large skillet. Then, add the other ingredients to the skillet, and stir to combine. In no time, you’ll be enjoying a light and nutritious noodle dinner! Package some leftovers in a small container to enjoy for lunch the next day. Click here to view the full recipe >

7. Skinny Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich >

Meatless Meal Skinny Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
Keep this recipe on hand for a filling, healthy and delicious lunch! Our leaner version of the classic egg salad sandwich is just as creamy and mouthwatering as the original, by using avocado in place of mayo. Mash some avocado with a hard-boiled egg and some seasonings, spread on a whole wheat sandwich thin or pita, and top with lettuce and tomato. You’re all set to enjoy an easy, portable lunch or a quick dinner at home! This meatless meal is practically effortless. Click here to view the full recipe >

8. Veggie and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers >

Meatless Meal Veggie and Rice Stuffed Peppers
These veggie and rice stuffed peppers are so delicious you won’t miss the meat! Loaded with onion, garlic, tomato sauce, black beans and brown rice or quinoa, and topped with low-fat mozzarella, these veggie-friendly stuffed peppers will please your taste buds, while keeping your waistline in check. Try this recipe out on a day you just need a heartier meatless meal. Click here to view the full recipe >

Looking for the perfect post-meal dessert? Explore the Nutrisystem’s Top 20 Sweet Treats here >