Guest post from Steph of :
You probably know that serving at least one meatless meal every week will help save you a lot of grocery money over time. Unfortunately, our family members might not be on-board with a plant-based dinner.
How do you serve meatless meals and still keep the troops happy?
I’ve found 3 easy ways.
1. Add Cheese
I know it’s the easy way out, but adding cheese is almost always a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Who can resist melting cheese?
We serve it with , , and .
Don’t forget classics like homemade pizza and .
2. Cook What Your Family Loves
If you try a meatless recipe that your family loves, SAVE IT. In many cases, you can rotate through their top 3-5 meals once or twice a week without anyone getting tired of them.
For example, my kids love , , and anything made with lentils. If I plan at least 1-2 of those meals every week, everyone is happy.
3. Make it “Mostly” Meatless
Maybe you or a family member just doesn’t like a meal without a little bit of meat — if that’s the case, try making a mostly-meatless meal.
This can be with most of the meat substituted with beans or lentils, with a few more vegetables (or some white beans) and a little less chicken, or a pan of .
Bonus Tip: Suck it up, Buttercup
When money is tight, we all have to make sacrifices. Certainly, we want the loved ones at our table to be happy with their meals, meatless or no. However, learning to do without builds character and keeps the bills paid.
Sometimes, we just have to suck it up and add a little extra cheese!
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