Easy healthy vegetarian recipes are the perfect solution to those who are cutting back on meat or eliminating it from their diet altogether.
My daughter became a vegetarian for a year and then couldn’t resist hamburgers BUT we all benefitted from the experiment. I worked all year on recipes that the entire family would eat (even my meat loving son).
The key to a successful meal was ensuring that the vegetables that I served still had a strong flavor like the umami of meat - which takes a little work.
I will never forget going to my first vegetarian restaurant, The Moosewood Cafe, in Ithaca, NY. My vegetarian friends raved about the food and so I was looking forward to the experience. Perhaps, at that point in my life (early 20s), I was eating too much crap to be able to taste the food - but I found the food to be tasteless. I was disappointed and convinced that vegetarian cuisine was not for me.
Many years later, I found the Grit in Athens, GA and their food is incredible. They serve this dish called Golden Bowl with tofu and nutritional yeast that I miss. Ask me if I would have ever eaten such a thing without the Grit (no way).
Now, I aim for Meatless Mondays and other days to get my quota of vegetables but also save the planet and money. Meat is expensive!! Also, I like supporting my local farmers and I have developed a taste for fresh vegetables.
This is a short list of my favorite easy healthy vegetarian recipes on Snack Girl. Some of these use milk or cheese so they are not vegan. I hope you find a recipe that you like and make it a habit.
Do you eat more vegetarian meals? What is your favorite?
1. Easy Creamy Tomato Soup
Get the recipe here: Easy Creamy Tomato Soup
2. Lentil Tacos
Get the recipe here: Lentil Tacos Recipe
3. Mushroom Lentil Burgers
Get the recipe here: Mushroom Lentil Burgers Recipe
4. Best Vegetarian Chili
Get the recipe here: Best Vegetarian Chili
5. Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole
Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
6. Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach and Ricotta
Get the recipe here: Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach and Ricotta Recipe
7. Best Vegetable Soup
Get the recipe here: Best Vegetable Soup Recipe
8. Baked Zucchini Lasagna
Get the recipe here: Baked Zucchini Lasagna Recipe
9. Lentil Pasta Sauce
Get the recipe here: Lentil Pasta Sauce Recipe
10. White Bean and Kale Quesadillas
Get the recipe here: White Bean and Kale Quesadillas
11. Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
Get the recipe here: Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Recipe
12. Slow Cooker Tofu
Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Tofu Recipe
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