85 Vegetarian Recipes To Make Meal Prep Easy!
DYK October marks National Vegetarian Awareness Month?
While I’m not a vegetarian, I do eat a majority of plant based ingredients in my daily diet.
Truthfully, I don’t eat this way because it’s “healthier” or “better for the environment” (though both of those are excellent reasons too!), but rather because it makes me feel my best and gives my body the most fuel to energize my day.
Going “vegetarian” does not have to be as black and white as was once thought.
You can start small even beginning with something like Meatless Monday (more on that here), and gradually work your way up to making that plant based ingredient the “center of the plate” while incorporating your animal based protein as a garnish or side item.
And trust me, you can get any meat and potato lover on board with this style of eating! Mr. CEO, born and raised on the cattle from the farm, didn’t go a day without meat when I first met him.
I’m not kidding when I say he came home last week and polished off a new Lentil Cauliflower Sloppy Joe recipe I’ve been working on. Truth be told, he probably eats vegetarian (with the inclusion of dairy and eggs) 4 to 5 days a week now!
No, I didn’t force him to either! He has gladly embraced the plant forward way of eating in our house because of one key component I’d never swap— FLAVOR!
IMHO (in my humble opinion), I believe that the best way to turn old classics into your favorite vegetarian dishes starts with the flavor profile. If you can jazz up your lasagna using mushrooms as a flavor enhancer to give that rich, umami taste you often find in meat based dishes you’d be surprised how much you won’t miss the actual meat.
To show you just how easy plant forward eating can be, I’ve rounded up 85 Vegetarian Recipes from registered dietitians all over the globe! Hopefully this inspires you to turn Meatless Monday into a more regular thing this coming year.
85 Vegetarian Recipes To Make Meal Prep Easy!
Garden Vegetable Omelet – Shaw Simple Swaps
Tropical Oatmeal – Shaw Simple Swaps
Gluten Free French Toast – One Bite Wellness
Turmeric Eggs with Rosemary Country Gravy – Shaw Simple Swaps
Lavender Honey Glazed Apple Muffins – One Hungry Bunny
Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes – Hungry Hobby
Apple Pie Overnight Oats – Lively Table
Buckwheat Oat Pancakes – Kelly Jones Performance Nutrition
Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Cookies – Home Cooked Happy
Savory Mediterranean Parfait – Make Healthy Easy
Grilled Corn Avocado Toast – The Nutritionist Reviews
Southwest Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake – KISS In The Kitchen, Shannon A Garcia, MDS, RD, LD
Breakfast Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa – The Nutritionist Reviews
Lemon & Fig Baked Oatmeal – Street Smart Nutrition, Cara Harbstreet, MS RD LD
Baked Vanilla Oatmeal Custard – Nutrition to Fit, Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, LDN
Savory Cucumber Dill Yogurt Parfait – Lindsey Pine MS, RDN, CSSD, CLT, Founder of TastyBalance Nutrition
Sweet Potato & Kale Hash with Eggs – Your Choice Nutrition
Matcha Green Tea Energy Muffins – Amy Gorin Nutrition
Savory Meals & Sides
Oven Baked Fried Rice – Shaw Simple Swaps
Stir Fry Vegetables with Basmati Rice – Shaw Simple Swaps
Spiced Savory Oats – Naivedhya
Spicy Sopa Noodles & Vegetables – Judith Scharman Draughon, MS, RDN, LD and author of Lean Body, Smart Life
Vegetarian Bean Dip – Krolls Korner
Mixed Greens Curry with Paneer – Alka Chopra
Grilled Salsa & Black Bean Pasta – Chef Catherine Brown, Organic Grower, Culinary Nutritionist
Lentil Enchilada Bake – Janice Cooks
Lasagna Rolls – Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen
Sheet Pan Tofu Stir-Fry – Kelly Jones Perfomance Nutrition
Spicy Lentil Bolognese – C IT Nutritionally
Rice & Bean Casserole – Make Healthy Easy
Sheet Pan Tofu with Zucchini Parmesan – Nutrition Starring You
Chickpea Curry – Make Healthy Easy
Southwest Spaghetti Squash – Your Choice Nutrition
Zucchini Boats – Chef Catherine Brown, Organic Grower, Culinary Nutritionist
Cheesy Brown Rice Casserole with Vegetables – Homemade Nutrition
Magic Pasta Bake – The Baby Steps Dietitian
Vegan Lasagna – Hummasapien
Southwest Cauliflower Rice Casserole – Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN of Small Bites by Jessica
Sandwiches, Burgers & Pizzas
Beet, Goat Cheese & Sprouts Sandwich – Shaw Simple Swaps
Beet Falafel Burger – Shaw Simple Swaps
Curried Beet & Quinoa Veggie Burgers – Kara Golis, RD of Byte Sized Nutrition
Edamame Falafel – The Gourmet RD
Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Pitas – Bucket List Tummy
Lentil Taco Burgers – Kelly Jones Perfomance Nutrition
Lentil Burgers with Chimichurri Mayonnaise – Global Dietitians
Sweet Potato Cauliflower Flatbread – Amy Gorin Nutrition
California Crunchwrap Supreme – Shaw Simple Swaps
Roasted Beet & Artichoke Flatbread – Shaw Simple Swaps
Salads & Bowls
Smashed Baked Potato Nourish Bowl – Shaw Simple Swaps
Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Shaw Simple Swaps
Spinach & Clementine Salad with Sesame Dressing – Shaw Simple Swaps
Mediterranean Edamame Quinoa Bowl – Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian and author of Plant-Powered for Life
Quinoa & Edamame Salad – Jennifer Hunt RD
Greek Lentil Power Bowl – Nutrition to Fit, Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, LDN
Creamy Macaroni Salad with Avocado – One Hungry Bunny
Wild Rice & Acorn Squash Salad – C IT Nutritionally
Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad – Satisfy Nutrition
Chickpea Buddha Bowl with Peanut Sauce – Nourishing Plate
Kale Salad with Cranberries & Pepitas – Erica Julson
Asian Style Farro Buddha Bowl – Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN of Small Bites by Jessica
Polenta Panzanella Salad – Nutrition To Fit, Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, LDN
Spinach & Pear Salad with Goat Cheese – Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN of Small Bites by Jessica
Amaranth Tabbouleh – Street Smart Nutrition, Cara Harbstreet, MS RD LD
Butternut Squash, Beet & Barley Salad – Bucket List Tummy
Sweet Potato Chili – Shaw Simple Swaps
Vegetable Lentil Soup – Julie Harrington, RD Culinary Nutrition Consultant of RDelicious Kitchen
Acorn Squash Soup – Nourished Simply
Easy Black Bean Soup – The Baby Steps Dietitian
Quick & Easy One Pot Lasagna Soup – The Spicy RD
Crockpot Pumpkin Chili – Create Kids Club
Black Bean Quinoa Chili – Maria Adams, MS, MPH, RDN of Hälsa Nutrition
Thai Tomato Soup – Dietitian Debbie Dishes
Potato, Leek & Kale Soup – Kelly Jones Performance Nutrition
Pumpkin Quinoa Chili – Lively Table
Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Soup – Erica Julson
Desserts & Snacks
Sweet Potato Pie Parfait – Shaw Simple Swaps
DIY Protein Bars – Shaw Simple Swaps
Cookie Dough Bars – Shaw Simple Swaps
No Bake Carrot Cake Snack Balls – Jennifer Hunt RD
Homemade KIND Bars – Erica Julson
No Added Sugar Fruit & Nut Quickbread – Better is the New Perfect
Chocolate Banana Nut Energy Bites – Your Choice Nutrition
Chocolate Banana Nice Cream – Amy Gorin Nutrition
DIY Trail Mix – Food Pleasure Health
Overnight Oats Popsicles – Food Pleasure Health
Now tell me, what’s your ALL TIME FAVORITE vegetarian recipe?!
Or, got a favorite recipe you’d love to see made vegetarian?
Let me know below in the comments!