Four Delicious Vegetarian Meals

We’d all like to eat more healthy meals, and one good way of ensuring we get the right nutrition is to eat more vegetables. Of course, with the weather getting warmer, most people will begin looking up recipes for fresh summer salads, but this is not the only way to get your vegetable fix. Meat-free meals are delicious, nutritious, and very creative ways of getting a wide variety of vegetables in your diet. Once you’ve tried these vegetarian dishes, you might never go back.

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Chilli Sin Carne

You’ve probably spent a lot of time perfecting your recipe that you can’t imagine changing anything. But the best part about a meatless chilli is that you barely have to alter your recipe at all. Just leave out the beef and either add some extra beans or finely chopped vegetables. If you don’t fancy adding a can of five bean medley to your chilli, some carrots, peppers, zucchini, or even cauliflower will nicely bulk up your meal. You can use any vegetables you want to make your mark on this vegetarian chilli recipe. In fact, this is an excellent way to use up any veggies you have in the cabinets before they go off.

Brussels Sprout and Apple Hash

Believe it or not, brussels sprouts aren’t just for big holidays. They might even go down better as part of this delicious Apple Hash recipe. The crisp, sweet apples offset the bitterness of the sprouts, and you can even add cherries, toasted pecans, and hazelnuts to make it sweeter and more crunchy. Surprisingly, this works really well as a healthy breakfast on wholemeal toast. Look into brussels sprouts grower-shippers to make sure you get the best quality sprouts for this recipe.

Veggie burgers

Summer is peak BBQ season, so it’s time to decide which veggie burger recipe will see you through this testing time. There are a wide range of recipes to choose from, and the base ingredients include spicy bean, falafel, and sweet potato and black bean. Preparing them ahead of a BBQ should be no problem, but if you’re not confident that you can make them from scratch, simply buy some at the store. With vegetarianism growing in popularity, there are now a wide range of veggie patties available to make your burgers delicious and meat-free. Once they’re in a bun with all the usual fixings, you’d be hard-pressed to find any fault with a veggie burger.

Zucchini fries

Although fries are already technically vegetarian, you won’t want to go back to using potato once you’ve tried this deliciously healthy alternative. Zucchini fries are so easy to make, and not require any fatty oil at all. Simply slice the zucchini to your ideal length and thickness, dip each fry in an egg mixture, then coat it with breadcrumbs. You could make it more exciting by heavily seasoning the breadcrumbs with your favorite herbs and spices. Bake in a preheated 392 Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes, and enjoy.

Krysten Wasik