25 Meatless Dinner Ideas That the Whole Family Will Enjoy

They’re perfect if you’re observing Lent and avoiding meat on Fridays.

And if you’re skipping meat on Fridays for Lent this year, these ideas will make it super easy to plot out your Lent meal planning. Take a break from all that delivery pizza and try out something a little more nutritious and filling.

Grilled Squash Garlic Bread

Grilled zucchini and summer squash, a smear of ricotta and a squeeze of lemon atop crunchy ciabatta– can you think of anything you’d rather sink your teeth into?

Sweet Potato Kale Frittata

This egg dish makes use of filling, nutrient-dense veggies like sweet potatoes and kale. Frittatas work well for any meal of the day, so save whatever you don’t eat and have the leftovers for breakfast the next day!

Spiced Tomato Soup with Flatbread

Cozy up on a cold evening with a warm bowl of this tomato soup, made with jalapeños and grated ginger. Dunk pita flatbread smothered in herbed butter and coconut oil for maximum satisfaction.

Spaghetti with Grilled Green Beans and Mushrooms

If you can’t resist a heaping plate of pasta, take solace in the fact that you’re not alone! Use whole wheat spaghetti for this dish, which is filled with fresh veggies and topped with a sprinkle of grated parmesan.

Corn and Zucchini Fritters

These fritters are delicious and so easy to make: Just grate the zucchini and combine with corn, assorted spices, and a beaten egg to make little veggie patties ready for frying.

Pineapple and Black Bean Fajitas

When you’re craving Mexican cuisine, these fajitas will be sure to hit the spot. The bright flavors of the cilantro and pineapple combined with the sweetness of the sautéed red peppers will surely have you reaching for seconds.

Balance this creamy polenta dish, topped with escarole and white beans, with lemon zest and fresh thyme for extra brightness.

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells

Give pasta night an upgrade with these cheesy stuffed shells. The secret to making these Italian bombshells? Using the slow-cooker to get them to the height of gooey goodness.

This light, flavorful salad is packed with all kinds of greens — and powerful flavor! If spice isn’t your thing, feel free to nix the jalapeños.

Craving Japanese tonight? Throw together this easy-to-make soba noodle dish and try using Japanese eggplants, which are slightly sweeter than regular ones.

Spinach and Cheese Pita Pizzas with Tomato Salad

Use thick-cut, toasted pita as the dough for these delicious pizzas. Serve with a tomato salad tossed with oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes to create the perfect, light meal.

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