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5 meatless recipes for an easy weeknight meal

Save money and eat better with these meat-free meals.

Meatless recipes for an easy weeknight meal

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Did you know cooking a meal without meat lets you spend one-third less time in the kitchen? Or that you'll spend 40% less, on average, on groceries? 

Those two reasons alone are enough to try out some meat-free meals. This round-up of super quick and easy vegetarian recipes includes breakfast and a few simple options for lunch or dinner.

Easy Banana Muffins

If you have a banana sitting around, you can bake these super simple, five-ingredient muffins to make a grab-and-go breakfast for yourself for a couple days. These muffins come from one of TikTok's favorite cooks, The Modern Nonna (@themodernnonna). They're healthy and made with things you most likely already have in your pantry.

@themodernnonna Healthy Breakfast Muffins #healthymuffins #muffins #breakfastmuffins #fyp ♬ original sound - THEMODERNNONNA

Hummus Avocado Veggie Wraps

A healthy, delicious, portable lunch is minutes away with this veggie wrap from Gal Shua-Haim (@somethingnutritious). The only cooking required is a quick saute of some peppers and onions. The rest is simply piling in ingredients and rolling them up along with some feta cheese and Trader Joe's famous 'Everything But the Bagel' seasoning.

@somethingnutritious hummus & avocado veggie wraps #vegetarian #veggiewraps #easylunch ♬ original sound - Gal Shua-Haim

Viral Ramen Noodles

Easy and addictive, these sweet and tangy noodles absolutely blew up TikTok as multiple creators put their own spin on them, including Harleen (@harleen.eats). Other creators swear by using Sriracha instead of pepper flakes, and some like to reduce the amount of brown sugar. However it's done, they only take a few ingredients most people have on-hand, and the taste is almost like pad thai. Feel free to add some veggies to make this comfort food a tad more nutritious.

@harleen.eats TikTok ramen 😍 #fyp #foryoupage #ramenhacks #tiktokramen #collegerecipes #ramennoodles #learnontiktok #homecook #dinnerparty #foodontiktok #foodhack ♬ original sound - Harper's BAZAAR

One-pot summer veggie pasta

Chef Max Lamanna (@max_lamanna) shared his favorite veggie-packed orzo recipe on his TikTok account. The dish uses up a whole zucchini plus some corn, basil, and tomatoes. It all comes together in the same pan, which you can also eat straight out of — after topping it with plenty of parmesean, of course.

@max_lamanna You need to try this dish! #foodie #foodies #veganrecipe #foodtiktok #pasta #summer ♬ Pascal Letoublon - Friendships(Remix) - 杨邪


Gnocchi is one of the easiest pastas to make at home. As German TikTok cook Maya Leinenbach (@fitgreenmind) demonstrates in her video, all you need to do is make some mashed potatoes, add flour, shape the gnocchi, and boil. She pairs her gnocchi with a creamy tomato garlic sauce using vegan cream and cheese, but the non-vegan versions would work deliciously well here, too.

@fitgreenmind Gnocchi are the best way to potato 🥔😌 #gnocchi #veganrecipes #easyvegan #vegancooking ♬ Originalton - Maya Leinenbach

All of the above creators have plenty of other inspiring recipes if you find yourself hungry for more. So support the accounts of these awesome cooks while you enjoy some quick, easy, and affordable veggie-packed meals.

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