Love #MeatlessMondays, and want to take it up a notch health wise? Yesterday marked World Vegetarian Day, kicking off a whole month dedicated to vegetarian food, ending with World Vegan Day on November 1!
Still not convinced about going meatless? Vegetarian doesn’t have to mean bland food. We’ve got a few dishes that will help you transition, and maybe even for good!
Pasta With Burst Tomatoes and Chiles
Move in slowly into the meatless zone, but with a little help from cheese. We love this recipe, because it’s likely you already have the ingredients in your kitchen. If not, run down right now. It’s worth it! The best part? You can substitute most of the ingredients, so use vegan cheese if you want to commit!
You’ll need linguine, a teaspoon of chopped Calabrian chiles, pound of small tomatoes and finely grated Pecorino cheese. The sauce is the center of the dish, so toss and stir until it comes together beautifully. You won’t even notice the ‘no meat’ situation.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying falafels, then you haven’t lived! Just think of a patty made from ground chick peas. Usually these fritters are deep-fried, but our friends at Chickpea have perfected falafel patties that are baked so it’s a much healthier option!
We love that their falafels are made with cilantro, parsley and marinated in their signature spices. They even have flavors such as the Chickpea Original, Spinach & Broccoli and Mushroom & Toasted Almond. It’s so good you won’t even think about meat, we promise!
This Middle Eastern dip is traditionally made from mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and some garlic, so this is vegetarian friendly. It’s healthy, it’s filling and perfectly scooped with any type of flatbread (or chips!), what’s not to love?
There’s more than one way to prepare hummus, and this is why we love the infographic below, from Shape Magazine! Whether you’re on the go, or willing to experiment, there’s a myriad of ways to make this yummy dip!
Going vegetarian isn’t as difficult as it seems, so have fun experimenting!
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