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Easy Vegetarian Recipes

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Finding easy vegetarian recipes is the key. Eating vegetarian is easy; for me, eating was never the problem. Especially at first, planning is the difficult part.

Simple vegetarian recipes may already be part of your meal planning portfolio. Start by cutting out red meat and substitute a great vegetarian burger recipe.

Keep it Simple

Most people rotate between 7-10 recipes for dinner. My daughter wrote all of her favorite menus on slips of paper, put them in a jar, and drew them out before going to the grocery store. She was rotating her meals, but with alot more choices! Did I mention that her husband does most of the cooking!

Replace hamburger & sausage in your pasta sauce with mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, or other vegetables

Meals can be planned around naturally low fat proteins such as beans, lentils and rice. Low fat or fat free cheese can replace meat.

The big American grocery stores carry a variety of meat substitutes. Soy, vegetable, or rice options often look and taste enough like their meat counterparts to fool you and your meat-eating friends. 

Change It Up

Changing your spices is an simple way to change your recipe. Mexican, Italian, Asian?

How many combinations are there for salads? I've only scratched the surface. I'm adding recipes, so check back often.

Plan for Nutrition

Cooking a vegetarian meal is more than just leaving out the meat. Think about what protein substitutions will make the meal more nutritious. Using colorful fresh vegetables will add micro-nutrients. When choosing a easy vegetarian recipe, remember to maintain your energy levels throughout the day, your body needs whole grains.

Best Vegetarian Recipes

Share your best vegetarian recipes. Recipes can be a simple side dish or a more complex main course. Include a picture!

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