Healthy vegetarian meal inspiration

posted 2 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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905 posts
Busy bee

Not a vegetarian. But I eat on the healthier side of things most of the time (at least id like to think i do), some of these foods will help with your carb intake..Sorry, no recepies here. 

veggies! ((Low carb veggies like spinach, brocolli, asparagus, cauliflower, avocados (natures butter), zucchinis, mushroom, bellpeppers, green beans, lettuce, cucumber, kale…even garlic)) Love to bake them with olive oil, rosemary and some sea salt and maybe oregano/basil/thyme based on the vegetable.

spinach salads with a delicious low carb dressing are pretty amazing.

Plain yogurt.

If you do oatmeal, do steel-cut oats instead. Super yummy, and healthier, less carbs, and more fiber.

Quinoa is a great sub for rice. 🙂 less carbs, more fiber. 

kidney beans, lentils, black beans are on lower end of carbs for beans. Peas too. 

🙂

Post # 3
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674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I make this beef substitute which is seriously delicious. Sometimes I season with Montreal steak seasoning and sometimes with taco seasoning, depending on what I want to good. But our two favourite ways to use it are mixed with a roasted butternut squash (cut in chunks and seasoned) and a cooked grain, or hollow out zucchini and stuff with the beef, cooked bell pepper, and top with cheese. 

https://pin.it/boawqvlaaq43ak

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

Try replacing some of your pasta meals with spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini, and some of your rice meals with riced cauliflower (even just switching out half of your rice for cauliflower would be a good way to reduce the number of carbs without totally eliminating them)

Like PP said, quinoa is also a great substitute for rice – with the added bonus of more protein than rice. One of my favorite meals is quinoa cooked with veggie stock, onions, spinach, zucchini, and mushrooms, then season with garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, a little bit of salt, and some olive oil. Sometimes I add some parmesan cheese too. Super tasty and filling!

Post # 7
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964 posts
Busy bee

I choose generally lower carb. As mentioned above, zuccini julienne or spaghetti squash instead of pasta to put sauces on. Mash cauli or turnip with garlic and herbs instead of mashed potato. If I do have bread (which is not often) I go for a high fibre, good and grainy wholewheat and definitely steel cut oats.

For fruit go with berries such as blackberries, rasp and straw. Bananas and pineapples and grapes are higher in sugar/ carbs. I tend to avoid white rice because of the high glycemic index and choose black, red or wild rice because they are much better for you anyway and even then I use them sparingly, mainly to put it in salads for texture.Here a popular salad in our house but substitute 1 cup of wild rice for the extra nut like flavour and add a dribble of balsamic vinegar to the dressing for some extra oopmh. Fresh asparagus, when it is in season, is a good addition too.

https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/430843-love-salad

There is tons of info out there to help find a meal plan that will suit you. Good luck.

Post # 8
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953 posts
Busy bee

mcoutinho :  not vegetarian too but I gained quite a lot of weight due to health and PhD. We started eating healthy, more fresh unprocessed food, made from scratch, trying to have gluten-free meals more often, reduced on highly processed starch, switched to brown rice, no bread, etc. For the sake of my health, we eat quite a bit of oily fish.. i  was at about 82 kg in June 2018, now am at 74, 75 kg.

We found recipes in yummly, epicurious, taste.au, and some paleo diets pretty interesting. We eat quite a bit of asian food, and curries too!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Courthouse

I’m a vegetarian. Get yourself an Instant Pot. It makes cooking sooo easy for cooking and cleaning up after too. You can sauté then pressure cook in the same pot. I google vegetarian Instant Pot recipes to find decently healthy and yummy meals. My boyfriend and I have made some delicious vegetarian kale lasagna, bean dishes, vegetable bakes, veggie quinoa dishes, corn enchiladas, etc.

Post # 10
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313 posts
Helper bee

I mostly eat seasonal veggies and hummus. Sometimes I put hummus on my salads with balsamic vinegar. I’m a hummus addict. seasonal fruit, berries and nuts are my go to snacks. Sometimes I blend frozen bananas with penut butter or with other fruit/cocoa powder and have nice cream for dinner. 

Post # 11
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1558 posts
Bumble bee

Eggs for protein, chickpea curries, loaded sweet potato, cauliflower rice, eggplant parmigiana, quinoa cheese & mushroom stuffed capsicum

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m a vegan, and try to stick to veggie-heavy meals. We also eat a lot of soups. After 10 years, I really don’t like or crave the meat substitutes, and I avoid them unless my husband has a craving. Oh She Glows and Cookie and Kate have been my go-tos for recipes lately. Here are some of my favorites:

https://cookieandkate.com/2014/sugar-snap-pea-and-carrot-soba-noodles/ 

https://cookieandkate.com/2019/roasted-cauliflower-and-farro-salad-with-feta-and-avocado/ 

<div>https://ohsheglows.com/2015/01/21/warm-roasted-winter-salad-bowl/ </div>
<div>https://ohsheglows.com/2015/11/02/diy-burrito-bowl/ </div>
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<div>https://ohsheglows.com/2014/11/24/crowd-pleasing-vegan-caesar-salad/ </div>
<div>https://www.veganosity.com/vegan-grits-with-collard-greens-and-blackened-corn/</div>
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<div>http://vegweb.com/recipes/cauliflower-poppers </div>
<div>http://www.vegweb.com/recipes/cilantro-lime-quinoa-black-beans-kale </div>
<div>https://avocadopesto.com/roasted-cauliflower-soup/ </div>
<div>https://www.vegkitchen.com/greek-flavored-spinach-and-orzo-soup/ </div>
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<div>http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/chola-chana-masala/</div>
<div>http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/cabbage-with-peas-bund-gobi-and-mater/</div>
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