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Find the best healthy vegetarian lunch ideas! As we learned to reduce the amount of saturated fats we were eating, we turned to vegetarian cooking more often. These recipes do contain cheese and other dairy products, so they wouldn’t work without modification for vegan and other strict vegetarian diets. But for those of us looking for healthy alternatives to meat, they fill the bill.

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 7 large eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini 2/3 cup pearl-size or baby fresh mozzarella balls 2 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil 3 tbsps chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes …

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Delicious Vegetable Paella

Delicious Vegetable Paella

This would be a good dish to try for those people who think they don’t like vegetarian cooking. It has plenty of flavor and substance to satisfy. Ingredients: [quote_box_right]TIP: To add even more flavor and protein, sprinkle with nuts. [/quote_box_right] 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil 1 1/4 cups (240 g) brown …

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Couscous with Peppers and Onions

Couscous with Peppers and Onions

For anyone not familiar with couscous, it’s a very small Middle Eastern pasta. It can be used as a base for curries, tomato sauces, or any number of other things, or by itself as a side dish. This variation adds a few vegetables for flavor and color. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon …

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Mexican Bean and Rice Casserole

Bean and Rice Casserole

This makes a great Mexican-flavored vegetarian meal. We usually have it with a simple salad topped with guacamole. Ingredients: 2 cups (460 g) refried beans 4 cups (660 g) cooked rice 2 cups (450 g) canned black beans, drained 1 cup (225 g) salsa 1 cup (120 g) low fat …

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Winter Vegetable Casserole

winter vegetable casserole

A simple potato and vegetable casserole that’s good for a winter’s cold days with rustic bread. Ingredients: 6 potatoes 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil 1 cup (160 g) onion, sliced 2 cups (180 g) cabbage, chopped 2 cups (300 g) cauliflower, chopped 1 teaspoon (3 g) garlic, crushed 1 …

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Wild Rice Broccoli Casserole

Wild Rice Broccoli Casserole

This is another recipe that can be used as either a side dish or as a vegetarian main course. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups (240 g) wild rice 6 cups (420 g) broccoli 2 cups (484 g) reduced-sodium cream of mushroom soup 2 cups (225 g) low fat cheddar cheese, shredded …

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Tomato and Basil Ouiche

tomato and basil quiche

A great meatless quiche. If you want, you can put it in a crust, but we like it just as well without it. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil 1 cup (160 g) onion, sliced 2 cups (360 g) tomatoes, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 6 g) flour 2 teaspoons …

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Quick and Easy Zucchini Wraps

tortilla with zucchini

A nice change-of-pace zucchini dish, vegetarian and flavored with southwestern spices. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil 1 cup (160 g) onion, chopped 1 teaspoon (3 g) dry mustard 1 teaspoon (2.5 g) cumin 4 cups (500 g) zucchini, shredded 1/2 teaspoon (1 .3 g) chili powder 1/4 teaspoon …

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Summer Veggies Carpaccio

veggie carpaccio

Summer or not, you can always prepare this delicious veggie salad. Follow our instructions and we are pretty sure that you’ll enjoy in this healthy salad. Ingredients: 1 red organic beetroot, peeled and sliced 6 whole radishes, sliced 1 orange beetroot, peeled and sliced 1/2 of a red onion, peeled …

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