I am not a big fan of Mondays. But I am a big fan of 10-minute dinners…especially on Mondays.
Every Monday, I try to eat meatless. Mostly because I am a sucker for alliteration #MeatlessMonday. But going without meat on Mondays has other benefits too. First of all, plant sources of protein are usually less expensive than animal protein. Tofu costs 10 cents per oz, beans cost 5 cents per oz, and chicken breast costs 25 cents per oz. Who doesn’t like to save a little dough here and there? Also, decreasing meat consumption promotes sustainability and ecofriendliness. Lastly, what’s usually the centerpiece of every dinner plate? Meat. The idea of #MeatlessMonday is to eat more plants in its place. These plants can include nuts, seeds, legumes, vegetables, and whole grains. There are health benefits associated with eating these kinds of plant foods too: decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, decreased risk of some cancers, and maintaining a healthy weight. I am not saying to cut out meat, Lord knows I love me some beef. However, I am saying that focusing on incorporating more plant foods into your diet can benefit your health!
BOOM. You got yourself a 10-minute meatless Monday masterpiece.
If you were wondering, I used a TJ pesto and a TJ cheddar-gruyere cheese for this recipe!