18 Ways To Eat Less Meat Without Even Trying
Calm down, I just said “less.”
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Make a little bit of bacon go a long way by cooking it, leaving the fat in the pan, and using it to cook the other ingredients.
You need some kind of fat to roast or sauté vegetables, anyway. This soup has just one and a half strips of bacon per serving, but it'll taste like a lot more.
Recipe: Roasted Tomato Bacon Soup
Add rice and beans to ground beef to stretch it further.
The addition of rice and beans won't take away the meaty flavor, and both are just as filling.
Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Instead of chicken salad — which often just tastes like mayo — try a vegetarian sandwich filling with lots more flavor.
The chickpeas and sunflower seeds have slightly different textures, making the sandwich feel heartier. Vegan mayo and dijon mustard add creaminess, while minced onion provide a refreshing crunch.
Recipe: Chickpea Sunflower Sandwich
Harissa Shakshuka With Spinach & Chickpeas
Bring big flavor to the table with this Israeli-inspired dish. Cooking the eggs sunny-side up in a rich tomato sauce imbues them with umami, and a light crumble of feta adds a salty pop to every bite.
Dragon Fruit, Pineapple & Chia Smoothie Bowl
You can thank frozen dragon fruit puree for this vibrant knock-out of a bowl, and tropical toppings give it an I’m-on-holiday vibe, perfect for a chilly, blustery day. Want to make a vegan version? Use coconut yogurt in place of the Greek.