Meat Off the Plate

As most of you know, I’m a Meat On The Side type-of-girl. Since I limit the amount of meat I use in my recipes, I really have to make sure my veggies are special enough to be the entrée portion of the plate.

So by challenging the girls to a "Meatless Week," I’m hoping to be inspired by a lot of new ways to do veggies. And of course it’s always fun to get a sneak peak into someone else's fridge and really see what they eat day to day.

Here's how my week went…

 

Monday:

I totally forgot that my Meatless week had begun (I seriously haven't been able to think straight since my daughter was born!) and had these scallops. A fail on the challenge, but they were super tasty with wild mushrooms and brown butter.

 

Tuesday:

 I started the day with some organic cereal, half of which my daughter gobbled up.

Lunch was a Classic Cheddar and Tomato Sandwich from Pret A Manger, but I switched out their tomatoes with mine. I could have just made my recipe for Tomato + Cheddar Sandwich with Lemon Aioli and saved a buck, but when my hunger hit...I needed it NOW!

Finally for dinner I made one of my favorite dishes--that also happens to be vegetarian--my Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza.

 

Wednesday + Thursday:

I suddenly had a couple of days with no plans so I decided to cleanse. After weeks and weeks of indulging, I just needed a complete break. So I drank this stuff for two days and let my body detox.

Just in time for the weekend 😉

 

Friday:

I decided to break my cleanse in the morning with a smoothie (my daughter was not interested in my brownish-green concoction) and then I spent the day recipe testing. I figured I’d work on a classic vegetarian dish: the veggie burger.

So I made a new version of my Ultimate Veggie Burger with black beans and farro (it turned out awesome!) and enjoyed some for both lunch and dinner.

 

Saturday:

More cereal, veggie burger leftovers, and for dinner a salad with Buffalo sauce-covered chickpeas and blue cheese dressing. Yum!

 

Sunday:

I’m feeling pretty good about our vegetarian week, but my husband is itching for something a little heavier...

So I pull out all the stops with my Cauliflower Risotto and everyone goes to bed happy and very, very full.

See what everyone else ate ♥