Review: The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook

Review: The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook by Jenn Sebestyen is a perfect introduction to starting a Meatless Monday tradition. It is a movement that seems to be an important one that aims to improve health and the planet. This book has a multitude of ideas that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Review: The Meatless Monday Family CookbookTitle: The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook: Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based Recipes
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication Date: November 19, 2019

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Going meatless one day a week is a great way to improve your overall health, help the planet—and make weeknight cooking fun for the whole family!

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook features more than 100 delicious, plant-based, kid-approved recipes perfect for busy weeknights, or whenever you feel like trying out a meat-free meal. From filling Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti to Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers and Smoky BBQ Burgers, these meals will satisfy even the pickiest of palates. And most can be made in 30 minutes or less!

Chapters cover all types of meals, from Bountiful Bowls (perfect for lunch or dinner), to One-Pot Wonders, to everyone's favorite—Breakfast for Dinner. You'll also find great tips for getting the kids involved … which has a funny way of making them enjoy the meal even more.

Find something for everyone with recipes like: Creamy Tomato Soup with Orzo
Sloppy Lentil Sandwiches
BBQ Chickpea and Veggie Bowls
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Quick Peanut Noodles
Black Bean and Zucchini Enchiladas
Thai Sweet Potato Curry
Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Kickstart your week in a healthy and fun way with The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review:The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook

The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook starts off with a little backstory written by the founder of the global Meatless Monday Movement, Sid Lerner, which makes quite a bit of sense. Mondays are definitely days that everyone seems to be in reboot mode. It is a perfect day for trying a healthy alternative to the typical meat and potatoes dinner.

❀ Lots of Options

Going meatless is not something that I am considering, but I do value the health benefits of adding more plants to my diet. This book does have quite a few options that have sparked my interest. The book is divided into 11 different sections:

  • Getting Started With Meatless Monday
  • Hearty Soups
  • Satisfying Salads
  • Loaded Handhelds
  • Bountiful Bowls
  • Perfect Pasta
  • One Pot Wonders
  • Comforting Casseroles
  • Centre Stage Vegetables
  • Breakfast for Dinner
  • Sauces and Staples

❀ Simple Recipes

Sebestyen gives tips and ideas for getting started, as well as a number of simple recipes for meals, such as soups and casseroles. If you are looking for some healthy eating options, this is one cookbook to look for. The ingredients are simple and the book has a very easy to follow format. Definitely one book that will help to kick off a new year of healthy eating habits!

About Jenn Sebestyen

Jenn Sebetyen

Jenn Sebestyen is the founder, recipe developer and photographer behind the food blog, Veggie Inspired, which features simple and flavorful plant based recipes. She wants to show people how easy it can be to get their daily dose of fruits and veggies in a delicious and satisfying way.

Jenn has appeared on The Doctors and her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets such as Women's Health, Fitness, Self, Taste of Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, Vegan Food & Living, Prevention, Redbook, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, MSN, Parade, PETA, and many more.

She lives in Chicago with her husband and three kids where she balances being a working mom, baseball mom, softball mom, basketball mom, and football coach's wife.

15 thoughts on “Review: The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook

  1. andestrega says:

    Yum! I’ve been a vegetarian for 16 years and I am always on the lookout for new recipes. The biggest problem with vegetarian cook books is that they usually include impossible to find ingredients! I am glad you said this one has more simple ingredients and is easy to follow. I will check this out!

    • Lori says:

      I have one of those meat loving husbands as well. I find that the higher protein options (chickpeas and beans) that don’t contain meat seem to satisfy him.

  2. Debbie P says:

    I do go meatless at least one day a week already.But for me those days could be a little tastier and I would like to get this book.

  3. Judy Thomas says:

    The recipes sound delicious! Thank you for sharing this book. I have stopped eatting meat and really need these recipes.

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