Resolution: Eat Less Meat

By: Kirsten Vala
Related To:
Sag and Paneer

As far as resolutions go, eating less meat is a two-fer' — if you do it right, you're eating healthier and saving some money. Thanks to a wide variety of meatless recipes on Cooking Channel, you'll also be savoring every bite.

Less Meat, More Indian Spice:
Kidney Bean Stew

Bal Arneson's Kidney Bean Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Oranges for Main Dishes as seen on Cooking Channel's Spice Goddess

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Alice Gao, 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Classics, Rethought:
Vegetarian Pot Pie

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Easy, Meatless Pastas:
Orecchiette Pasta with Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes

Cooking Channel David Rocco Orecchiette Pasta Ricotta Cherry Tomatoes Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less,Cooking Channel David Rocco Orecchiette Pasta Ricotta Cherry Tomatoes Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

Photo by: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved. 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Armando Rafael Moutela, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved. 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Are you eating less meat in 2011? What are your go-to meatless mains?

See the entire Cooking Channel vegetarian gallery.

Next Up

Meatless Monday: Paella with Tomatoes

Smoked paprika adds a smoky, almost bacon-like flavor to recipes; use it in vegetarian dishes like Mark Bittman's Tomato Paella.

Meatless Monday: Arepas With Cheese and Corn

Stuff Mark Bittman's cheesy, corn-studded arepas with more cheese, beans or vegetables, or eat them on their own, topped with sour cream.

Meatless Monday: Caprese Di Farro

This Meatless Monday, try a pasta-salad alternative made with whole-grain farro, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.

Meatless Monday: Cauliflower With Sweet Potatoes

Making take-out favorites like Indian food is worth it when the results taste better than restaurants' versions. That, and you get to eat all of the leftovers.

Meatless Monday: Spicy Zucchini, Pepper and Potato Soup

Make a pot of spicy zucchini soup and freeze the leftovers for the months when zucchini is no longer in the market.

Meatless Monday: Lemon-Basil Orzotto

Kelsey Nixon’s Lemon-Basil Orzotto is just as dreamy as risotto, but requires half the time and effort.

Meatless Monday: Veggie Garbage Bread

Garbage bread is way less trashy than the name implies -- fill store-bought pizza dough with cheese and your favorite veggies.

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