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How To Make A Meatless Monday Menu & Tips For Involve Kids In The Kitchen


If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last few weeks planning your Thanksgiving and Christmas menus. And while those are great holiday celebrations, they can also be stressful if you have to prepare them at the last minute. So while it’s important to spend time thinking about what kind of food you want on your plate this year (and next), it’s also important not to stress too much over every meal. Here are some easy dinner ideas that will help keep things under control:

Make a meatless Monday menu

Meatless Monday is a campaign to help combat climate change by eating less meat. It’s also healthier and more sustainable, as well as cheaper than meat-heavy meals. Here are some ideas for making a meatless Monday menu:

Make your own vegan pesto with some of the ingredients you already have in your pantry or fridge (garlic, basil). Pesto is good on pasta, pizza crusts, and sandwiches. You can vary it up by adding different nuts or spices if you like—just remember that the more garlic you add to this recipe, the less healthy it will be for you since all those cloves are high in calories!

Use your slow cooker

Slow cookers are a great way to make dinner, and they’re perfect for taking on the go. You can use them to make soups, stews, and more. You can also use them to make meatloaf, chicken, or beef!

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Plan and make a little extra

If you’re a busy person, it’s easy to fall into the habit of grabbing takeout or ordering in. But if you’re going to be eating at home all week, why not make an extra effort by planning?

First things first: plan your menu. Write down everything that needs to be prepared and buy ingredients accordingly. Then get organized so that when you are ready to cook—whether it’s tonight or tomorrow—you can just dump everything in the oven without having to think about what else needs doing first! Make sure there are no leftovers (and don’t let them rot), then put everything into storage containers with labels so they’ll stay fresh longer than usual.

If any dishes require time on their own (such as roasted meat), freeze them now instead of later. This will also help prevent waste because we never want our food to be wasted!

Don’t sweat every meal

So many people are afraid of cooking for themselves, but think of it this way: You don’t have to be perfect at every meal. If you’re having a bad day and don’t feel like cooking, that’s okay! It doesn’t mean your whole week has been ruined because one day turned out differently than planned.

And if you’re just trying something new or different in the kitchen? That’s great! Don’t worry about it being perfect either—you’ll learn as you go along (and maybe even enjoy yourself). There are plenty of resources online where people share their culinary failures so that we can all learn from them together!

Keep some meals simple. Keep it simple. Don’t be afraid to try new things and make mistakes!

Shop for ingredients before you start cooking. If you’re not sure what your favorite recipe is going to look like, start with that first! Once everything’s ready and the food’s on its way into the oven or onto the table, write down what each ingredient looks like so that if there are any questions later on (like “How can I make this?”), they’ll be answered easily enough by looking at what was written down first thing when planning out meals ahead of time.

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Try to find ways to involve kids in the kitchen

Kids love to help in the kitchen, and they will eat healthier if they are involved. They’ll learn about cooking and nutrition, which is always a good thing! If your kids are old enough to help with shopping and chopping vegetables, this can be an ideal opportunity for them to get some exercise as well.

Keep fun snacks like popcorn on hand for movie night. Popcorn is a great movie snack. You can make it on the stovetop or in a microwave, and there are lots of different ways to flavor your popcorn. Try adding salt, butter, and cheese for some extra flavor! Take it easy, and keep meals simple! It’s okay to have a simple meal. Don’t be afraid to use the same ingredient in multiple ways. Don’t be afraid to make something that doesn’t have many ingredients. Use leftovers as inspiration for new dishes! Use a recipe as your starting point, but don’t feel like you need one for every meal—there are plenty of other options out there!


With so many different kinds of food options out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But if you keep it simple and plan, you can eat well every day of the week!

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