5 Simple Vegetarian Dinners that AREN’T pasta
I was plunking around Pinterest for some vegetarian dinner ideas and was surprised (but not really) that most of the meals were either pasta based or looked so small it should be an appetizer instead (sorry, but i can’t fill up 3 boys with a stuffed bell pepper). I’m not going vegetarian but my stomach always seems to thank me when I can just binge on some veggie filled meals. The other morning I ate a plate of sauteed mushrooms with an egg…then I went for a run…then I wanted to shit my pants. I actually think it was from the oil not the mushrooms (FYI while most people find the potty talk unacceptable while talking about food, it was widely
encouraged accepted when I was growing up. But I’m still normal, I promise).
At the end of my search I realized that I really just wasted a half hour of my life and actually had some good recipes up my own sleeve. Because if all the vegetarian suggestions were as lame as pasta then I will just feed my family some boxed mac n cheese for goodness sake. Really, I’m just looking for something vegetable centered and filling without having to eat 3 plates of asparagus then waking up to stinky pee.
This is what I gots:
You really can’t go wrong with this mushroom burger. They’re hearty and the simpler the better (for me at least). Garnish with your favorite fresh goodies.
It really doesn’t get easier than this! Ok ok. It’s kinda like breakfast for dinner, but instead of the fleeting calories of a pancake, you get some eggs and beans.
Finally seems like a well rounded vegetarian meal!
There’s really no recipe for this one. Buy a box of falafel mix, make it, and shove it in a pita with some veggies and yogurt sauce.
I didn’t want to do it, but I did. Piling your favorite greens on top of a pizza is a quick and yummy dinner. I do it all the time when I’m too lazy to make my family a real meal. Some of my favorite toppings are: sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes or regular tomatoes, sauteed squash and zucchini, olives, fresh basil, arugula (always add greens after cooking so they don’t wilt), capers, roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and I always top with a mix of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese but anything from feta to goat cheese works too!
And here are some of my favorites from my own blog
What are your favorite vegetarian meals?