Easy Vegetarian Dinners That Will Leave Your Belly Happy
Vegetarians know the struggle of trying to find vegetarian dishes that taste amazing, contain all the nutrients you need, and can keep you full for as long as you need. This particular trifecta is quite challenging to achieve.
Most of the time, you can get a solid two out of three, and you’re super grateful for that. We have looked around so that you don’t have to and found some vegetarian recipes that will give you the trifecta and then some.
Here are our top 15 favorite vegetarian meal recipes that will keep your tummy happy.
Fajitas are an excellent way to fill yourself up if you’re starving because of the carb content. They are not, however, the best way to stay trim and healthy. This meal is a great hearty meal for a chilly night.
Indian Chickpeas with Poached Eggs
Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, as are eggs. This recipe is a fresh take on the classic curry and eggs. The chickpeas also provide a lovely texture to the dish you don’t get from many other ingredients.
Moussaka is an excellent appetizer dish shared among a few people. However, it can also be served as a full meal for one person. Just because this recipe is vegetarian does not mean that the taste of the dish is compromised.
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Eggplant parmesan is one of those classic dishes that we can never get enough of. It’s sort of like the vegetarian and gluten-free version of lasagne. It’s a hearty meal that will keep you full for hours after eating it.
A common misconception is that every vegetarian meal is also vegan. That is not always the case, but with this recipe, it is both vegan and vegetarian. This meal is filling and delicious, and it contains many of the nutrients that you need daily.
Dumpling Stir Fry
You’ll never order takeout again after trying this delicious dumpling stir fry. It is a fresh take on the typical stir fry that contains chicken or beef and is an excellent way for vegetarians to get a hearty meal.
Enchiladas are the perfect thing to make on a chilly fall evening when you don’t feel like putting too much effort in, but you also want a comfort food meal. Enchiladas are simple enough to make and offer comfort food for vegetarians.
Falafels are both delicious and nutritious. You can pair falafel with so many different ingredients, but adding them into a piece of pita bread and creating a sandwich is one of our favorite ways to eat falafel.
Vegan Thai Green Curry
Thai green curry is undoubtedly one of the best comfort foods that this earth has to offer. Traditionally it is made with chicken, but this vegan green curry is vegetarian and super tasty too!
Feta & Clementine Lunch Bowl
Feta and clementine might not seem like two ingredients that you would eat together, but this lunch bowl shows you why you should. It is delicious and will keep you full because of the richness of the dish.
Mushroom and Potato Curry
We all need a good curry now and then on a cold winter’s night. Most vegetarian curries contain only beans and potatoes, but this mushroom and potato curry is a bit different. Adding the mushrooms gives the curry a unique taste and texture.
Risotto is always a great meal to make when you need to stay fuller for longer, as the rice will allow for that to happen. Risotto also tends to be a rich dish, ensuring that you don’t get hungry again very quickly.
This is a wonderful recipe to make if you’re in a rush. It is low fat and low-calorie, which also makes it perfect for the person watching their weight. The recipe is delicious and can also be used as an appetizer.
Don’t let the title fool you; there is no chicken involved in this recipe. The chicken is simply referring to how you fry the cauliflower. This is an excellent recipe for anybody who feels like they need some vegetarian comfort food.
Black Bean Soup
Black bean soup may not sound like the most delicious meal on earth, but it is exceptionally yummy and contains many of the proteins and nutrients we need daily. You could make this recipe whenever you need some warm soup on a cold day.