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Take on fall with these meatless dishes you'll love every Monday during October. 

Arielle Weg
September 26, 2017

It's finally peak fall, and we can't wait to explore all of the produce this stunning season has to offer. Instead of dining on heavy, meaty meals, think of this as an opportunity to let squash, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and potatoes be the stars. Your family won't think of these as "meatless" mains, but veggie-forward dishes that put fresh produce in the spotlight. Read on to discover some of the many healthy, meat-free options you can enjoy while following meal plans on the Cooking Light Diet.  

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October 2: Acorn Squash with Sage-Cranberry Rice Stuffing

Slow cookers are great for the first Monday of the month. Spend ten simple minutes tossing this together, and you'll end with a deliciously filling vegetarian masterpiece. 

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If you’d like to learn more about the meals found on the Cooking Light Diet, visit CookingLightDiet.com, or email us at feedback@cookinglightdiet.com.

October 9: Cauliflower Korma

Try this vegetarian version of a classic curry dish and you won't ever turn back. It's mild enough that anyone can enjoy it, and so filling the meat lovers in your family won't even mind. 

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October 16: Black Bean and Mushroom Burger

Serve up this plant-based feast in just 20 minutes. Using a food processor will have your patties ready in a snap. Then, simply top with our creamy avocado sauce and it's officially burger night. 

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October 23: Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese

There's no denying this meatless main is the ultimate winner in pasta goodness. Your kids will love the triple cheesiness, and you'll praise the bits of roasted broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts. 

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October 30: Moroccan Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew

Spice up your veg-forward dinner with paprika, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and tomato paste. Chickpeas bring protein to the plate, while butternut squash adds a wholesome, meaty depth. Simply swap chicken stock for vegetable stock for a full, meatless creation.