Vegan picadillo lentil stew with sweet bell peppers and green olives, from Kalyn's Kitchen
The list of ingredients in this vegan picadillo stew from Kalyn's Kitchen makes my mouth water: lentils, tomato, olives, ancho chile, green Tabasco, cocoa powder. Doesn't that sound like a fiesta? Budget-friendly lentils fill you up without weighing you down, and stews like this can be made ahead and frozen in lunch-size portions to take to work during the week. Add a green salad and you've got a complete meal for Meatless Monday.