7 Nights of Gluten Free Meatless Meals!


7 Nights of Meatless Meals {Gluten Free} via  @FitFoodieMama

So I had every intention of sharing a brand new, kick butt meatless meal for today but it turned out to be an epic fail.  It happens sometimes, I don’t often go by a recipe so most of the time I am just winging it.  Thankfully, it has turned out in my favor most of the time or is salvageable in some way but this time, not so much.  

Since I tend to be a perfectionist, I normally would have tried, tried again until I got it right or at least made something worth sharing.  Unfortunately, since I am short on time and have been gone to NYC all weekend (I’m actually on my way back as you’re reading this), I didn’t have time to play around.  

So, instead of posting a sub-par recipe I decided to round up my top 7 meatless meals and lump them together in one post so you can either choose from one or celebrate Meatless Monday all week long! 

Monday:

Baked Falafel with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. Gluten Free, Vegan, Meatless Monday

Baked Falafel with Roasted Red Pepper Tahini Sauce 

As with all my recipes, this one is gluten free plus it is also vegan! This has also been the top meatless recipe on my site but also the number one recipe out of all the ones I have posted.  It is delicious, the falafel is much healthier since it’s baked instead of fried and the red pepper tahini sauce is TO DIE FOR! 

Tuesday:

Baked Italian Avocado For One {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Italian Baked Avocado for One 

If you’re short on time and don’t need to cook for the family, this Italian Baked Avocado for One is the perfect solution.  It is really quick to make and seriously delicious.  Baking an avocado might seem a little foreign at first but believe me, you won’t regret trying it! 

Wednesday: 

Meatless Monday: Veggie Burger & Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Veggie Burger & Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms 

This is one of the first meatless meals I made as a Meatless Monday blogger.  You can even tell it’s an earlier recipe due to the poor photography.  This was before I learned that taking food photos at night with your iPhone was a bad idea.  Regardless of the grainy photo, it is still all sorts of amazing and tasty plus it’s vegan too! 

Thursday: 

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 

Another quick weeknight meal, are these Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! The potato is mixed with cajun spices then topped with black beans, avocado and of course, sriracha making them A-MAZING. 

Friday:

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Thai Sesame Peanut Spaghetti Squash 

If you’re looking for a perfect Friday night meal, look no further than this Thai Sesame Peanut Spaghetti Squash dish.  I always crave Thai on Fridays for some reason and this hits the spot….so fantastically flavorful you won’t even miss the meat! 😉 

Saturday: 

Mushroom Black Bean "Meatballs" {Gluten Free}

 

Black Bean & Mushroom Meatballs  

If you’re feeling a little fancy, these meatless “meatballs” make the perfect dish if you want to indulge in a meatball craving.  They honestly taste a lot like meatballs especially when you add your favorite marinara sauce! 

Sunday: 

Vegan Quinoa Lasagna {Gluten Free}

Vegan Quinoa Zucchini Lasagna

Last but not least, this Vegan Quinoa Zucchini Lasagna is perfect for Sunday dinner.  It is a bit labor intensive but like any Sunday dinner, it is worth all the time and effort once you see the joy in your families faces as they mow down this delicious meatless meal. 

So there you have it, 7 meatless meals for every night including Monday! Oh and while I don’t typically announce future blog posts, definitely be sure to check back tomorrow because it’s my one year blogiversary and I will be celebrating with a giveaway of course! 😀 

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34 Comments

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply March 2, 2015

the recipe round up looks good! I am waiting to try that avocado recipe when my tree produces this year! I hope you had a great weekend!
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    Reply March 3, 2015

    Yay, I hope you do!! Still jealous you have an avocado tree :P

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply March 2, 2015

I love stuffed sweet potatoes. There is SO much you can put in them and a really good way to use up leftovers.
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    They really are amazing! I need to make another variation soon! :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply March 2, 2015

Ohhh, I'm going to have to try that falafel! That looks amazing!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Um, it was DELICIOUS! :P

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply March 2, 2015

We have no food in our apartment right now sand I have to go grocery shopping. I think I might just take this!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Yay! Hope you stock up and like whatever you end up trying! :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply March 2, 2015

What a great round-up!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply March 2, 2015

Great roundup! Your food always looks so good! Hope you had fun in NYC this weekend.
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Thank you!! I am trying to get better with my photography...daylight this winter has been a challenge!

Marcia
Reply March 2, 2015

These all look great! I'm totally making that avocado for myself the next time the Caveman's out of town, which is soon!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Yay, hope you enjoy! :)

Salt
Reply March 2, 2015

You make the most gorgeous food. I could be a vegetarian if I cooked as well as you do! :)
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    Reply March 3, 2015

    Aw, thank you!!! <3

Nora @ 2 Generations Running
Reply March 2, 2015

I've definitely had my share of recipes come out less than stellar while experimenting in the kitchen! These all look amazing though, the baked avocado are especially appealing to me :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Um, you haven't lived until you've tried a baked avocado...just sayin'!

Rachel
Reply March 2, 2015

Sorry you had an epic fail. It happens. But awesome week of meals! Thanks for sharing :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Eh, it happens! It was actually kinda fun to put together the round up :)

Sarah
Reply March 2, 2015

They all look so delicious!! I can't wait to try a few of them!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Yay, hope you enjoy! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply March 2, 2015

Even though we didn't get a new recipe this Monday, I love seeing a re-cap of other great ones :) hope your travels are safe, and CAN'T believe you've only been blogging for a year. You inspire me!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Aw, thank you so much, Jess! <3

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply March 2, 2015

that flaflel looks super yummy and I am all over that!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Thank you! It really was delish!!!

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply March 3, 2015

I'm coming to your house for dinner! I don't even know which recipe to start with....I'm going to have to try them all. Note to self - start making grocery list.
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Come on ova!!! I'll make ya whatever you'd like ;)

Yuliya
Reply March 3, 2015

Oh my gosh! All of these just look amazing! I have a serious craving for falafel now and I eat paleo :) Thanks for hosting!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 3, 2015

    Haha! Well, falafels are pretty delicious ;) Thanks so much for linking up!

Kristi Rimkus
Reply March 7, 2015

I saw your post over on Google+ and had to stop by to tell how delicious that avocado looks. I've linked to your post over on my blog for this weekend's healthy recipe roundup and can't wait to give this a try.
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 7, 2015

    Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate you adding it to your roundup! :D

Kristine
Reply March 19, 2015

I'd love to try the black bean and mushrooms meatballs but the link is broken. Will you re-post the recipe, please?

    aelicatese
    Reply March 19, 2015

    All fixed now, sorry about that! Here is the direct link to the recipe: http://thefitfoodiemama.com/meatless-monday-black-bean-and-mushroom-meatballs/ :)

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