Resolution: Try Meatless Monday

In 2018, embrace Meatless Monday with eyes wide open! Not only will you expand your culinary horizons with new and delicious dishes, but you'll also improve your health and the planet, and you'll save yourself some money. And who doesn’t love that?! This Plant-Based Food Guide: How to Eat Well on a Budget shares wonderful tips for stretching your grocery dollars and turning healthy ingredients into satisfying meals.

When it comes to making meals for Meatless Monday, recipes are boundless. From pumpkin pancakes for breakfast to black bean burritos for lunch, you may be surprised to discover that going meatless is much easier than it may sound.

Kickoff Meatless Monday in January with a variety of delicious dishes, like Real Simple's Black Bean Soup with Roasted Jalapeno Salsa. If you're an adventurous eater, you will love the complex flavors of Simple Coconut Quinoa and Lentil Curry with Lime Mango from Half Baked Harvest. And try this healthy, flavorful Arugula Apple and Goats Cheese Flatbread from A Saucy Kitchen. Meatless Monday doesn't always have to be about new, unique meals, though. You can also stick to classic meatless meals like mac and cheese, stir fry, or baked potatoes.

And check out The Kids Cook Monday! website. It includes information on hygiene and safety, kitchen tasks for different age groups, toolkits, eCookbooks, and recipes, of course.