Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ten Must-Try Vegetarian Recipes

Many people are simply accustomed to eating meat daily and cannot imagine practicing a strict vegetarian diet. The good news is: you don't have to give up meat entirely to do your part! Every veggie meal saves lives and promotes kind treatment toward animals. At the same time, cutting down on meat (especially red meat) has many proven health benefits.

Whether you are already a vegetarian, considering becoming one, or simply want healthier meal options for your family, meatless meals are a delicious way to go! Here is a collection of my top ten Pinterest vegetarian recipes: 

1) Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Nuts
There is a reason this recipe is listed first: it is simply delicious! Also fast and kid-friendly. 

2) Spanish Tortillas

Yummy potato and egg omeletes (Bonus: less calories than most traditional recipes!)

3) Garden-Fresh Stir-Fry with Seitan

Veggies and meat lovers alike will love the taste of this awesome stir-fry.

4) Pasta with Greens, Chickpeas, and Olives 

This healthy and delicious pasta dish can be made with a number of different substitutions. Find some of the health benefits of chickpeas here.

5) Broccoli Cheese Squares 
These broccoli cheese squares have been a personal and family favorite for years! They are definitely a crowd pleaser and surprisingly easy to make. 

6) Caramelized Onion and White Bean Flatbread 

Who doesn't love pizza? Here is a creative and yummy flatbread alternative. 

7) Arugula, Mozzarella, Tomato on Focaccia
It's lunchtime! If you are a fan of caprese salad, you will definitely love this easy-to-make luncheon specialty. 

8) Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
Even if your child refuses to eat greens, I recommend trying this kid-friendly recipe.
(Speaking of which, here are some tips to get kids to eat their veggies.)

9) Corn Casserole

I had not tried this delish corn casserole until my aunt made it recently. Definite must! 

10) Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey 
Sammich twist! This recipe is a little different, but if you are brave enough to try it I highly recommend this lunchtime treat. 

Buon appetito! 


1 comment:

peter russell said...

couple of those look pretty good :)