By BLAIR WEISINGER
Between health concerns and personal beliefs, there are many different reasons why some people choose to follow a vegetarian diet. Whether you’re a strict vegetarian or love both meat and produce equally, we can agree that vegetables should be an important part of our everyday diets. Besides the major beneficial nutritional value found in plant-based foods, the natural pigments found in these fresh ingredients will make you want to add more color to your plate. If you’re searching for vegetarian-friendly recipe ideas here are three vegetarian recipe ideas, ranging from tacos to zoodles, that may even tempt the strictest carnivorous eaters.
- Zucchini Noodles with Alfredo Sauce– We are living in the deep of winter. Deep, dark, frozen winter. We’re talking multiples of ten below zero where your hands get frostbite within like two seconds of being exposed to the air. This is exactly why I am channeling the warm vibes by bringing avocado, zucchini, and tomatoes into my life in the ultimate cozy form of PASTA.This recipe includes one important thing: we’re embracing that healthy trend of spiralized vegetables that makes it feel like we’re eating pasta when we’re actually eating zucchini. It is a win win for all.
- Veggie Tacos- Who doesn’t love tacos? It’s one of the most favorite and popular Mexican dishes that have ever existed. It’s always packed with a variety of awesome ingredients from a flavorful carne asada to a vibrant pico de gallo. Now there is a veggie version with roasted cauliflower, crunchy radishes, spicy cabbage chipotle slaw, and homemade salsa verde on the side. These Veggie Tacos are a perfect choice for the Meatless Monday.
- Kimchi Ramen Noodles- A super healthy soup that’s easy to make, for when the deep heart of winter chills us to the bone. Kimchi ramen noodle soup is full of mouth-watering, health-supporting ingredients like miso, kimchi, mushrooms, and dark leafy greens. It’s great to have a roster of healthy soups to turn to, especially when, like this past week, the yearly sucker-punch of a cold hits.