Alright, now that you’ve transitioned into vegetarianism (or looking to try Meat-less Mondays)…what the heck do you make? Despite the fact that I’m now a vegetarian, I’m still programmed to think that the only way I can feel full or have a complete meal is by adding meat. Not the case I have found! I have felt more excited and content by these vegetarian meals than I have with the “normal” type meals. I know I’m getting more nutrients than I used to, I know I feel better, and I also know that meal preparation is way easier (and cleaner). Vegetarianism sounds bland, but a lot of the things I’ve been making have had me questioning myself, “wait…was that really vegetarian…”, because it tasted delicious and left Taylor and I both full and happy. I’ll start the list with some of the simple recipes I’ve figured out myself, and end the list with some I’ve found on the web. Enjoy, you veggie lovers!
This is one rotation probably every other day in my house. This can be made for breakfast/lunch/or dinner. SO easy, and you can combine everything you need in one handy package. I usually have rice and beans already cooked and ready in the fridge (for more tips check out my tip post). Here’s what is usually in mine:
- Whole wheat tortilla
- Hummus (red pepper or garlic)
- Veggies (tomatoes, cooked kale, avocado, onions, arugula, etc.)
- Beans (black or pinto)
- Whole wheat tortilla
- Scrambled eggs
- Potatoes sauteed in garlic and olive oil
2) Egg “Sammich”
Similar to the burritos above. I toast an everything bagel, add Earth Balance butter, and add an egg+cheese+arugula (or whatever other veggies you want to throw in) omelet in the middle of it. Delicious and a great way to start your day!
3) Mini Hummus & Quinoa Roll-ups
I usually take a little sliver of my tortilla, spread on some hummus/quinoa/or lentils, and roll it up for a great finger food for Taylor to snack on.
4) Almond Butter/Vanilla/Banana Sandwiches
Mix together: Agave nectar, vanilla, and almond butter. Toast two whole wheat pieces of bread, spread the mixture on the toast, and add banana slices. Yum!
Udon noodles (and rice sometimes) + whatever veggies I have in the fridge + SoyVay Very Teriyaki= Quick and yummy dinner.
6) Make Your Own Pizza
Another simple dish to make. Purchasing some whole wheat dough at your grocery store, marinara or pizza sauce, cheese, and whatever veggie toppings you like on it makes a fun dish, that the whole family can participate in making.
These are absolutely the most delicious, quick, on-the-go snack or meal for everyone n the family! I did a few alterations for ours, to fit what I had in the fridge. Took me about 10 minutes to put together, another 20 in the oven, and another 20 to eat them all…oops.
These are great to make at the beginning of the week. It makes an easy snack or breakfast!
Beets?! Yes. Not only do these turn out sweet, but they’re pink which makes it a fun treat for your little ones
Quick snack to make, perfect if you’re craving something salty yet healthy. Taylor ate my first batch and she’s only 15 months…so you’ll love them!
What are you favorite vegetarian dishes?