10 Meatless meals for more than just Monday (also perfect for meal prep!)

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Have you heard of “Meatless Monday” before? It is a common trend for families to have at least one or two meatless family meals a week.

There are lots of reasons to eat more meatless meals. The two most important for us: eating lots of vegetables is good for our health and it is easier on the hip pocket with the added bonus of being healthier for the planet too.

Luckily we have you covered with hundreds of delicious meat-free recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. 



This Monday (or any other day!), skip the meat and up your veggie servings. It is recommended we eat more fruits and veggies to battle the big 4—heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.

If you’re wanting to eat healthier or save money on groceries, try adding these Meatless Monday menu ideas into your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal plan.

10 Meatless meals

Budget-Friendly Spinach & Sweet Potato Lasagna

Budget and family-friendly spinach and sweet potato lasagne

Lasagne is often a family favourite and this recipe offers a meat-free and pasta free option. Just six main ingredients is all you need for this recipe, so why not add it to your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal plan for next week?

Get the recipe here.

Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato


This meat-free baked Stuffed Sweet Potato from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge contains veggies as well as chickpeas, cheese and herbs. It will fill you up, has loads of flavour, as well as offering a big dose of vitamins and minerals.

Get the recipe here.

Mexican zucchini boats

For a tasty, budget-friendly meal in under 20 minutes, try these Mexican zucchini boats.

Love Mexican food? The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has stacks of Mexican inspired recipes, including nachos, quesadillas, rice bowls and burritos.

Get the recipe here.

Vegetarian Mexican Style Soup

Vegetarian Mexican Style Soup

You’ll enjoy the Mexican flavours of this soup, with the corn, tomato, sour cream and coriander. At just 322 calories per serve, it is a great low calorie meal. This recipe has been taken from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers


These healthy veggie burgers are made with the goodness of pumpkin and chickpeas, to give you a filling meal that’s also budget friendly. This recipe comes from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Get the recipe here.

Italian tomato and spinach risotto


This meat-free risotto with lots of hidden veggies means it’s a healthy option for the whole family. Perfect served with a light green salad on the side. Feel free to use vegetable stock if you’d like to make this meal vegetarian.

Get the recipe here.

Budget-friendly Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

This is a great dish, inspired by a classic Shepherd’s Pie, with lentils taking the place of meat. Budget-friendly and delicious! This recipe is from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy And Budget Friendly Lentil Burger Patties

Healthy and budget-friendly lentil burger patties

There are a lot of reasons to love lentils. Theya re easy on your wallet, high in protein, naturally low in fat; and low in salt and easy to digest and provide a load of other nutrients to aid in your weight loss.

These lentil patties are a great meat-free option, use them to make lentil burgers (pop on a bun with tomato, cheese, lettuce and some fresh avocado) or serve the patties on their own with a tasty dipping sauce (such as tzatziki) and a green salad.

Get the recipe here. 

Pumpkin and Lentil Curry


A delicious vegetarian curry chock full of goodness, with protein from the lentils, warming spices and 4 of your recommended 5 serves of veggies per day. This recipe comes direct from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Get the recipe here. 

Budget-friendly veggie-stuffed Mexican sweet potato

This Mexican-inspired variation on the traditional baked potato (from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge) is EASY, packed full of veggies (quite literally) and is sure to please the whole family – especially at only $1.95 per serve!

You can mix up the flavour combinations to suit your tastes too (and to use up what you have in the fridge).

Get the recipe here.

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