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?

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Meatless Monday: Baked Penne With Roasted Vegetables

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Meatless Monday: Oven Roasted Broccoli

Drizzled with olive oil and thrown in a hot oven, broccoli caramelizes and takes on a smoky sweetness. Add breadcrumbs, garlic and a bit of cheese, and I think you have a chance of winning over broccoli haters.

Meatless Monday: Fettuccine With Creamy Red Pepper-Feta Sauce

Resolve to give up meat on Mondays, but don't give up creamy, flavor-packed, comforting pasta.

Meatless Monday: Lemon-Basil Orzotto

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