Meatless Mondays is a new weekly feature which will showcase some of my hits and probably misses with living a meatless life. Many of you know I stopped eating meat about a year ago for personal reasons. While, I haven’t had any desire to go back to eating meat, it has been a struggle to find healthy foods to eat.
Everywhere you go, meat is the main dish. Since I was new to this lifestyle, it led me to eating unhealthy options. I’m on a path now to cook healthier options at home without meat. While going meatless is a personal choice for me, you can still save money by having one meatless meal a week.
Will you join me on this journey by preparing one meatless dish every week? There is a movement called MeatlessMonday.com where you can learn more about this once a week challenge!
Cinnamon Apples with Rice
- 2-3 apples
- 1/4 onion, chopped (optional)
- 1 lemon or 2 T. lemon juice
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- white rice (I use minute rice for quick preparation!)
- broccoli or asparagus as a side dish
Chop your apples and onions (optional).
Add the lemon juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Mix it up.
Place in microwave container with the rice ingredients (per box). Cook as directed.
While this is cooking, prepare your side dishes. In the picture above, I trimmed the asparagus and simply sauteed with olive oil in a pan. For broccoli, I chop it and steam it.
Serves 4 – 6.
Post Dinner Analysis
In our household, if it has onions, nobody else is going to touch it. So it is all me. This is a tasty, quick meal, which can be made when apples on are on sale. It is a light dinner or lunch. You would think this would be super sweet dish but once cooked, it is the perfect mix of sweetness.
I’m not sure. Readers, do you think this is freezer friendly?
Meat it Up
This same topping can also be used on pork tenderloins, pork chops, or chicken to meat it up!
This should be vegan friendly.
If you have any questions about the vegetarian lifestyle, you can read more about it at GoVeg.com.