Meatless Monday Recipes: Farro Risotto courtesy of inSHAPE

Kids love rice, but plain rice, even brown rice is stripped of most of it’s nutritional value. White rice has zero nutritional value. Now we aren’t suggesting that you never serve it, but you can opt for quinoa, bulgur, spelt, farro and others that offer high levels of fiber, protein and other essential nutrients – AND they can taste great! This easy recipe cooks farro down then cooks it down more, and with a few other ingredients turns it into a yummy risotto. 

Kids love rice, but plain rice, even brown rice is stripped of most of it’s nutritional value. White rice has zero nutritional value. Now we aren’t suggesting that you never serve it, but you can opt for quinoa, bulgur, spelt, farro and others that offer high levels of fiber, protein and other essential nutrients – AND they can taste great! This easy recipe cooks farro down then cooks it down more, and with a few other ingredients turns it into a yummy risotto.

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Meatless Monday Recipes: Portabello Pilaf courtesy of inSHAPE

When you go meatless, you really need flavorful ingredients that will please your palate and sate your tummy. Few options match the quality of portobello mushrooms, which is why they can shine as brightly as some of the more traditional stars of a cookout.

When you go meatless, you really need flavorful ingredients that will please your palate and sate your tummy. Few options match the quality of portobello mushrooms, which is why they can shine as brightly as some of the more traditional stars of a cookout.

Paired with one of the all-time favorite grains in our house, bulgur, we prepared a pilaf that can be enjoyed on its own or with the company of burgers, fish, or whatever else you might be cooking up this weekend.

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Meatless Monday Recipes: Senegalese Sweet Potato Dumplings courtesy of inSHAPE

Sweet potatoes are a staple in African cuisine, and this week we pay homage to the flavorful cooking of a dumpling drenched in Senegalese peanut sauce.

Sweet potatoes are a staple in African cuisine, and this week we pay homage to the flavorful cooking of a dumpling drenched in Senegalese peanut sauce.

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Meatless Monday Recipes: Soup ‘on’ a Salad courtesy of inSHAPE

Making good use of items already in the fridge prevents food waste and often leads to the greatest of creations. This week’s recipe took about 15 minutes to whip up, with another 15 or so to simmer, and we ended up with an earthy, spring like (but also soothing) dish that is hard to ignore.

Making good use of items already in the fridge prevents food waste and often leads to the greatest of creations. This week’s recipe took about 15 minutes to whip up, with another 15 or so to simmer, and we ended up with an earthy, spring like (but also soothing) dish that is hard to ignore.

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Meatless Monday Recipes: Bulgur Arancini courtesy of inSHAPE

Meatless Monday doesn’t have to be a painful exercise in dull food. And full disclosure, we love meat! When consumed in small quantities, wild and small farm meats taste wonderful and sate the body! This vegetarian option, a take on an Italian delicacy, is a treat.

Meatless Monday doesn’t have to be a painful exercise in dull food. And full disclosure, we love meat! When consumed in small quantities, wild and small farm meats taste wonderful and sate the body! This vegetarian option, a take on an Italian delicacy, is a treat.

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Meatless Monday Recipes: Fresh Israeli Salad courtesy of inSHAPE

Spring vegetables are finally showing up in the market, which means it’s also time to get and stay outside as much as possible. Give this no cook recipe a try!

Spring vegetables are finally showing up in the market, which means it’s also time to get and stay outside as much as possible. That’s why we went for a cook-free option to suggest for your meat-free day!

Easy to prepare and chock full of crunchy nutritious greatness, the Israeli Salad is a classic.

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Mealtess Monday Recipes: Icing Free Carrot Cake courtesy of inSHAPE

Fresh carrots are sweet, but they are also a powerhouse of vitamins and fiber. This quick and easy recipe is a great way to make your little bunnies happy and healthy.

Fresh carrots are sweet, but they are also a powerhouse of vitamins and fiber. This quick and easy recipe is a great way to make your little bunnies happy and healthy. Continue reading “Mealtess Monday Recipes: Icing Free Carrot Cake courtesy of inSHAPE”

Meatless Monday Recipes: Matzo Ball Miso Soup courtesy of inSHAPE

Going meatless is perhaps a stretch for any special day, but give this recipe some thought regardless of the day you plan to try it on! It’s a great way to eliminate the chicken fat from your diet.

Going meatless is perhaps a stretch for any special day, but give this recipe some thought regardless of the day you plan to try it on! It’s a great way to eliminate the chicken fat from your diet.

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Meatless Monday Recipes: Red Potato and Green Apple Hash Pie with Labneh

We know. It’s a really long name for a dish! It’s not difficult to make but it does make a bit of a mess. But, it’ll be worth the effort. We promise! First, you want to prepare the labneh, which is a divine spreadable treat to have around. Make that the day before and then give yourself about an hour for the hash pie.

We know. It’s a really long name for a dish! It’s not difficult to make but it does make a bit of a mess. But, it’ll be worth the effort. We promise!

First, you want to prepare the labneh, which is a divine spreadable treat to have around. Make that the day before and then give yourself about an hour for the hash pie.

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Meatless Monday Recipes: Mung Bean and Corn Salad courtesy of inSHAPE

Mung beans are a tiny little green bean native to the Indian subcontinent. Often used to make dal (pancakes), we found especially easy to soften and roast lightly with corn for a tasty and extremely nutritious salad.

Mung beans are a tiny little green bean native to the Indian subcontinent. Often used to make dal (pancakes), we found especially easy to soften and roast lightly with corn for a tasty and extremely nutritious salad.

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