Resolution: Eat Less Meat

By: Kirsten Vala
Related To:

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:

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:
00:03

00:03

Easy, Meatless Pastas:

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: Frittata With Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina

Need to clean out the fridge or get a quick meal on the table? Frittata's your answer.

Meatless Monday: Grilled Vegetables

Grill up a bunch of vegetables tonight and eat like a king for the rest of the week; use the veggies to make pasta dishes, omelets, burritos, sandwiches and pizza.

Meatless Monday: Kidney Bean Stew With Sweet Potatoes and Oranges

Make a batch of Bal Arneson's kidney bean stew for your Meatless Monday dinner, then eat the leftovers for lunch during the week.

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: Pasta Salad With Green Onion Dressing

Roger Mooking's pasta salad is anything but ordinary. It's made with a creamy green onion dressing and topped with crispy toasted coconut.

Meatless Monday: Pasta with Winter Squash and Tomatoes

Make Mark Bittman's savory fall pasta dish: ziti with butternut squash and tomato sauce, for Meatless Monday.

Meatless Monday: Potato and Corn Tacos

Mexican food is easy to make meatless -- substitute vegetables for the meat in tacos, enchiladas or fajitas, or try Mark Bittman's potato-corn taco recipe.

Meatless Monday: Monster Mushroom Burger

Portobello mushrooms: the vegetable that became a burger because it's naturally shaped like a burger bun.

On TV

So Much Pretty Food Here