We wouldn’t ask you to give up meat, but eating more fruits and vegetables is most definitely good for your health. One way to get more veggies into your day is to shift your meal focus to make vegetables the main course. Not sure how to bring them to center stage? These recipes all offer a wonderful array of flavors and textures that will make even the most veggie-snubbing member of your family willing to give them a try.
Safe at room temperature, this recipe is a great one to know if you have to pack a lunch on a warm day. Basil and sun-dried tomato bring complex and marvelous flavor to a simple sandwich. (3 Guiding Stars)
Lentils are an excellent source of dietary fiber, and paired with whole grains, walnuts, and flavorful vegetables, this recipe turns them into a rich, delicious loaf with excellent texture. (3 Guiding Stars)
Creamy avocado and tangy lemon play well with the crisp sweetness of fresh beets, which bring a fun pink color to this quinoa salad. Try adding in your favorite fruits and veggies for variety. (3 Guiding Stars)
Eating vegetarian doesn’t mean giving up Tex-Mex night or forgetting nutrition. This spicy casserole has tons of pizzazz, using avocado to balance the spice. (3 Guiding Stars)
Love Pad Thai? This is a vegetarian meal you won’t want to miss. Super simple and pumped with great flavor and a smashing array of veggies, this colorful dish is one the whole family will love. (3 Guiding Stars)
You couldn’t ask for a better starting place to learn to cook curry. Easy to make and easy to enjoy with whole-grain flatbread, you’ll start looking forward to Meatless Monday. (2 Guiding Stars)
Risotto is still a big favorite of the foodie world, and when you make this dish at home, you’ll understand why. It takes time to build the flavors, but the end result is worth the wait. (2 Guiding Stars)