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Reasons to Go Vegetarian



Vegetarian dishes may be different in preparation and ingredients but they don’t have to lack flavour, colour or texture. If you’re considering going vegetarian and need a few reasons to commit, then you’re in the right place. Ever notice how the texture and flavour of some foods taste different depending on the person eating it? Chickpeas are one such food that can be considered an acquired taste depending on who you ask. But when paired with other vegetables in a delicious stew, the dynamics change. This seems to be the general misconception about eating vegetarian food. The myth is that because the food contains no meat, it probably lacks in flavour and doesn’t have much texture. Well, allow us to dispel that myth and give you more than a few reasons and five great vegetarian recipes that are quick and easy to prepare and will get you started on your transition into a healthier lifestyle.

Delicious Vegetarian Dishes

Peri-Peri Wild Rice & Mushroom

This recipe is a great vegetarian dish for the spicy food lover and will keep you more than a little warm on cold wintery nights. Mushrooms are low in calories and fat-free, allowing you to snack a little bit more and feel a little less guilty.

Vegetable and Bean Curry with Basmati Rice

It’s perfect for the traditional curry and rice and lover. Not only is this meal delicious, but it is also quick to prepare on nights when the series channel and couch look more than a little inviting. Don’t worry too much about sitting down too much after supper, beans barely contain any fat and are a good source of fibre and protein.

Roast Potato Wedges with a Creamy Butternut Dip

Are you feeling peckish? Then this dish will more than satisfy those cravings while giving you much-needed nutritional support. Butternut is a good source of vitamin E, folate, vitamin B6 and potassium. This recipe is excellent as a snack or as a healthy side to the main evening meal.

Cheesy Mixed Vegetable Bake

Who wouldn’t enjoy a bite of this delicious meal? If you thought that vegetarian meant no cheese, then think again, my little pumpkin crumpet. This vegetarian cheesy mixed vegetable recipe will have you licking the cheese from your fingers. Mixed vegetables are low in saturated fats, making this a healthy meal for the whole family.

End-Of-The-Month Vegetable Hotpot

So, it’s month-end and you’re at a loss of which meal to make for the evening. Vegetarian meals are more cost-effective. With that said, the End-Of-The-Month Vegetable Hotpot is a tasty dinner prepared from the left-over vegetables in your home. Not only will this recipe provide your family with a delicious meal, but it will also provide essential vitamins and nutrients that are needed every day of the week.

And there you have it, five reasons to go vegetarian as well as five answers to that age-old question of What’s for dinner?

Great food doesn’t necessarily have to take up much time. With these quick and easy recipes, making a variety of foods for a variety of taste buds is swift, fun, easy and tasty. Until our next dinner appointment, have fun preparing great food and making lasting dining memories.

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