But meatless meals don't have to be a scary concept; in fact, there are easy options for even the pickiest eaters. Whether you're trying to reduce the amount of meat you eat because of the impact on the environment or simply on your wallet, there are many family-friendly options out there.
The best part? You're probably already doing it without realizing it.
The most basic meatless meals you're probably already including in your diet at least once in awhile. What kid doesn't enjoy macaroni and cheese? A basic spaghetti marinara is another inexpensive option. It's simple, and it's easy to increase the iron in it simply by using a cast-iron skillet.
Other meatless dinner options include:
- vegetable fried rice
- cheese quesadillas
- black beans and rice
- grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup
- "breakfast" such as pancakes or oatmeal