If you want to eat a little healthier and do your part for the planet, then going vegetarian – at least once a week – is a great place to start. And what better day to do it than Meatless Monday? To help you get started, we’ve rounded up seven easy vegetarian recipes that will satisfy even the biggest meat lover.
- Veggie Stir-Fry This easy vegetarian dinner recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy meal. Sauté your favorite vegetables – like broccoli, bell pepper, and mushrooms – in some sesame oil and soy sauce. Serve over brown rice or quinoa for a complete and satisfying meal.
- Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers This vegetarian recipe is perfect for meal prep or a quick and easy dinner. Cook quinoa according to package instructions, mix it with your favorite vegetables – like spinach, onion, and tomato – and stuff it into halved bell peppers. Bake in the oven until tender, and top with shredded cheese for added flavor.
- Lentil Tacos Who says tacos have to be made with meat? These lentil tacos are packed with protein and flavor. Cook lentils with taco seasoning and serve in warm tortillas with all your favorite toppings – like shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and avocado.
- Veggie Burger This vegetarian dinner recipe is perfect for craving something hearty and filling. Make a patty out of cooked quinoa, black beans, and your favorite veggies – like zucchini and carrot – and pan-fry until crispy. Serve on a whole-grain bun with all your favorite toppings.
- Spinach and Feta Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms This easy vegetarian recipe is perfect for a fancy dinner or a special occasion. Simply stuff portobello mushrooms with sautéed spinach and crumbled feta cheese, then bake in the oven until tender and golden brown.
- Chickpea Curry This vegetarian dinner recipe is perfect for craving something warm and comforting. Cook chickpeas in a fragrant curry sauce made with coconut milk, tomato, and spices. Serve over rice for a hearty and flavorful meal.
- Veggie Fried Rice This vegetarian recipe is perfect for using any leftover rice and veggies in your fridge. Sauté your favorite vegetables – carrot, onion, and pea – in some oil, then stir in cooked rice and soy sauce. Top with a fried egg for added protein and flavor.
So, there you have seven easy vegetarian recipes for Meatless Monday. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty burger or a fragrant curry, there’s a recipe on this list for everyone. So, go ahead and give them a try – your taste buds – and the planet – will thank you!