Question on the honey baked lentils. I have given up on feeding lentils to my family as they don't like them. DH's comment last time was "I know they are cheap, but it's not worth it, because they are AWFUL." I've put them in soups, stews, falafel-type things, places where they aren't the star of the meal, but it doesn't matter. Are the HBL very lentil-y? Have you had any confirmed lentil haters eat them and love it? Thanks!
To the OP: I second the idea for soups. Soups are a great way to go meat-free. I often make a veggie soup, or mostly veggie soup. Sometimes I'll have a little meat left from a roast, hamburgers, or roasted chicken, but not enough for a whole meal. A soup will stretch that for all 6 of us, sometimes with enough left for lunch the next day. We also like stir-fries, which stretch a very little meat for all 6 of us, or are great on their own without meat.
I personally do not like the meat substitutes. I would rather just have less meat or no meat than use them. JMO.
Other meatless, or very low meat meals include quesadillas, tacos, burritoes, quiche, omelettes, french toast, pancakes, and fajitas. Really, it is just a matter of being creative with what you already like. Good luck, and have fun!