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.

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Meatless Monday: Lighter Fall Harvest Supper

Mark Bittman’s Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Black Beans and Chili Dressing is light but comforting. Tossed with spicy dressing and hearty black beans, you’ve got yourself a hearty, soul-soothing meal in under an hour-- no heavy cream or butter required.

Meatless Monday: New Macaroni Salad

Make a mayo-free macaroni salad with a dressing made with Greek yogurt and feta cheese.

Meatless Monday: Grilled Vegetables With Tofu

Don't be tempted by the drive-through; make a meatless dinner in 15 minutes instead: Indian-spiced grilled vegetables with tofu.

Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is a restaurant menu favorite this time of year, but it's super easy to make at home.

Meatless Monday: Warm Butternut Squash Soup

Master David Rocco's butternut squash soup recipe for Meatless Monday then customize it with your favorite flavors, like curry, blue cheese or apples.

Meatless Monday: Rustic Fall Vegetable Soup

When it comes to homemade vs store-bought, homemade is always better. The questions is if it’s worth the time and effort. When it comes to soup, the answer is yes.

Meatless Monday: Creamy Gorgonzola and Mushroom Risotto

Making risotto at home is easier than you think; you just need a little patience and 20 minutes to spare, stirring at the stove.

Meatless Monday: Southwestern Potato Quesadilla

You can fill a quesadilla with just about anything, like cheesy, spicy mashed potatoes.

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