5 vegetarian dinners so delicious you won't even miss meat for a second
Ditching meat for a vegetarian (or even vegan) diet has become increasingly trendy the last few years, something many credit popular healthy food bloggers like for instance Deliciously Ella and Green Kitchen Stories for.
And even if you are not ready to completely leave meat behind, most experts will agree that even reducing the amount you eat can have massive benefits, not only for your own health but also, as part of a bigger picture, for the environment.
Many have embraced the concept of Meat Free Monday, which, just like it says on the box, meaning you avoid eating any meats on this day of the week.
And if this is you, there is no need to worry about what the heck you are going to eat today. We have rounded up five easy peasy veggie dinners that not only taste delicious, but that will also have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Happy World Vegetarian Day!
1. Sheet Pan Aubergine Parmesan
Aubergine (or eggplant if you will) Parmesan is one of those vegetarian dishes that are considered a classic for a reason. The beauty of this version is that it is actually a breeze to assemble too. These gorgeous eggplant slices are roasted to a golden crisp with a robust tomato sauce and lots of
Think gorgeous aubergine slices roasted to a golden crisp with a chunky tomato sauce and lots of ooey gooey mozzarella and parmesan on top.
(Recipe and image via The Two Bite Club)
2. Tempeh and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
To those who haven't tried it yet, Tempeh, which is a vegan protein comparable to tofu, has a meat-like texture, which is obviously great for people used to eating meat.
Trust us, this is one delicious dish even veggie sceptics will enjoy.
(Recipe and image via Pure Foods)
3. Sage and Brown Butter Butternut Squash Ravioli
Warning: This velvety smooth ravioli tossed in a nutty and herbaceous butter sauce is totally addictive.
(Recipe and image via Aberdeen’s Kitchen)
4. Garlicky Kale with Red Beans And Rice
Beans and rice can be done a million ways, but we really, really like this version.
(Recipe and image via With Food and Love)
5. Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake
Swap pasta for quinoa in this epic casserole for a healthier, protein-filled twist.
This is vegetarian comfort food at its best.
(Recipe and image via Half Baked Harvest)