More and more of us are realizing the benefits of a vegetarian diet, even if it’s just eliminating meat on Mondays! Creating satisfying, balanced meatless meals that please the whole family might sound impossible, but here are some tips and recipes to ensure your vegetarian night still packs a protein punch and burst of flavor.
Skip the Beef, Not the Burger
Beans are a staple protein for vegetarians, and they are a smart substitute for beef in burgers. To avoid bland veggie burgers, add flavorful ingredients into the burger mixture and top with zesty condiments. Check out these hearty Mexican-style Veggie Burgers made with Libby’s® Organic Pinto Beans and Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and garnished with a fresh salsa with a kick. Your carnivores won’t even miss the meat!
Fill Up on Soup & Salad
Hearty soups and crisp salads are a mainstay in vegetarian diets. Plus it’s a quick, easy dinner to prepare that provides a satisfying balance of warmth and freshness. And the combinations are endless, so get creative pairing various soups with salads. We like how the sweet hint in this Carrot Coconut Soup complements the zing in this Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad.
Breakfast for Dinner
Eggs and potatoes are a perfect substitute for the protein and heartiness that we get from eating meat. Besides, what’s more fun than breakfast for dinner! Libby’s® Sweet Peas and Sliced White Potatoes are the heroes in this Frittata that can be whipped up in about 20-25 minutes beginning to end!
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