Make Meat-free Monday easy! This movement was started to encourage people to make a small change in their routine by spending just one day a week totally meat-free. In this bi-weekly blog series, we highlight delicious meat-free dishes that are easy to make and easier to eat.

When you find yourself making the same dishes over and over, the right recipe can be all it takes to shake up your routine. In this week’s edition, we have some delicious recipes from a few of our favorite blogs, including an easy spinach curry that kids will love, jackfruit tacos to rival their meaty cousins, and a light n’tasty kombu bowl. From the Drop Recipes app, there’s curried cauliflower, an incredible lentil salad, and a vegetarian chickpea smush that’ll cut the doing the dishes time right down by keeping it all in one pan.

Chickpea, Artichoke and Tomato Pan-Fry in a white bowl

Smushed Chickpeas with Roasted Artichoke and Tomato Wedges

This hearty recipe from Drop Recipes needs nothing more than some crusty bread to mop up the juices, but you could bulk it out with buttered couscous too. If you’re cooking for vegetarians, be sure to replace the parmesan with your favorite vegetarian hard cheese.

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Cumin Lentil Salad with Yogurt Dressing on a white plate

Lentil and Apple Salad with a Tangy Cumin Dressing

These gently spiced lentils from Drop Recipes are full of flavor. Served over leaves, this makes a tasty lunchtime salad or light dinner. Apple and beetroot add sweetness and crunch, while the zingy yogurt dressing adds freshness.

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spicy vegan jackfruit tacos with sauce on a blue board

Spicy Jackfruit Tacos

The jackfruit in this dish from Minimalist Baker absorbs all the smoky, spicy flavors to make an incredibly satisfying vegan dinner. If you’ve never cooked with jackfruit before, this is the perfect recipe to start with!

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White and blue bowl with tofu, radishes, spring onions, noodles, mushrooms and broth

Kombu Tofu Bowl

The Little Green Spoon brings us this light and tasty vegan dish, which can be adapted to whatever vegetables you like to include in your ramen. Kombu is a dark brown seaweed that can be found in health food stores or Asian grocery stores.

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Curried Cauliflower, Lentil and Rice Pot in a bowl with spoon

One Pot Curried Cauliflower with Lentils and Rice

The ultimate veggie one-pot wonder! Packed with hearty vegetables, lentils, and rice, this hassle-free dish from Drop Recipes has a Jalfrezi kick. The toasted nuts add a little crunch, and if you’re lucky enough to not think cilantro tastes like soap you’ll enjoy the freshness it adds to this dish!

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Green curry with brown rice on a white plate beside a fork and Indian decorations

Spinach Curry for Kids

A great way to bring meat-free Monday to the whole family, this curry from Super Healthy Kids is packed with spinach and the recipe leads to a very mild level of spice – so ramp up the cayenne levels if you like it a little hot!

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