Studies show that people that stick to a vegetarian diet tend to have lower rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure. They even may live longer! The challenge of the veg diet is making sure to supplement the nutrients you’d ordinarily get from meats. This means ensuring your diet includes whole grains like brown rice and quinoa, healthy fats like olive oil and nuts and proteins like tofu, beans, and lentils.
So whether you’re a die-hard vegetarian or just giving it a spin, try these four dinners and you won’t be left disappointed (or hungry).
1. Mushroom Margherita with Egg
Mozzarella, mushrooms, eggs — oh my! This pizza is piled high with delicious ingredients that any pizza lovers wouldn’t dare want to share.
2. Penne Parmesan with Basil
Parmesan cheese bubbling over a layer of marinara and penne is something straight out of our Italian dreams. This meat-free penne pasta recipe is as divine as it is simple to make. Just make sure to not let any of the sauce go to waste!
3. Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho
Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho is perfect to cool you off after a hot summer day. A classic of Spanish cuisine, gazpacho is refreshing, cool and packed with flavor. Don’t forget to garnish with some chopped cucumbers.
4. Veggie Tacos
This just in: Tacos are not just for meat-lovers! Vegetarians can also enjoy this adorned Mexican dish because we have a vegetarian taco option with just as much flavor to delight your taste buds.
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