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33 Vegetarian Recipes for Dinner

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We love a vegetarian meal for dinner. Eating a vegetarian diet can be a healthy and delicious way of eating. We know eating less meat is better for the environment and it can be good for your heart health as well.

Vegetarian dinners can often be cheaper as well. We've included several vegetarian pantry meal options that include chickpeas, beans, lentils, and coconut oil - all reasonably priced ingredients that are shelf-stable.

It's so easy to eat veggie in the spring and summer when greens and fruit are plentiful, but it can be equally as rewarding in the cold weather. It just takes a little more planning to make sure your pantry is stocked.

Here are 33 of our favorite vegetarian recipes for dinner. Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

Awesome Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Vegetarian Sources of Protein

There are some great sources of vegetarian protein. Here are some of our favorites:

How to Start to Eat More Vegetarian

If you want to start to eat more vegetarian recipes, you don't have to immediately cut out all meat (unless you want to). Start gradually and try new protein sources to see what you enjoy.

Here are some tips for becoming a vegetarian.

  • Plan your meals. Making a meal plan for the week and planning several vegetarian meals will help you stick to a vegetarian diet.
  • Stock your pantry. Have ingredients to make easy vegetarian meals available in your pantry (think cans of chickpeas and beans, onions, lentils, etc)
  • Try new protein sources. If you love shredded meat, try jackfruit. Or try plant-based "meat" like Beyond Burgers.
  • Make a choice about eggs. Some vegetarians eat eggs and others don't. Decide if you want to include eggs in your diet. They're a great source of protein and easy to cook, but not everyone wants to use them.
  • Get creative with new recipes. Try a new recipe or two each week to expand your cooking skills. Some of our favorite vegetarian sites are Cookie + Kate and Vegetarian Ventures.