6 High-Protein Vegetarian Dinners
8 Vegetarian Meals That Actually Fill You Up
Living the vegetarian life can be tough—you're always on the lookout for hidden meat, you have to be extra picky at restaurants (is there chicken stock in this?), and you know the art of carefully scanning ingredient lists for even a hint of animal (just say no to gelatin). But perhaps one of the most annoying parts of being a vegetarian is the dismal meal options at any formal event or family gathering. Without fail, you're going to be offered either a store-bought (and highly processed) veggie burger or pasta—both of which pack minimal protein and fiber and leave you hungry 2 hours later. (Lose up to 15 pounds WITHOUT dieting with .)
So we delved deep into the blogosphere for truly interesting vegetarian meals that will actually fill you up. Sneak one of these recipes to your friends, or just do yourself a solid and eat it before you head out.
Creamy polenta, caramelized mushrooms, tangy goat cheese...who wouldn't love this recipe from Half Baked Harvest? With an egg on top, you've got a totally vegetarian meal with enough protein to keep you satisfied.
We know casserole doesn't sound appealing, but this recipe makes layered dinners cool again. With sweet potatoes, black beans, whole grain tortillas, and roasted veggies, this dish from Ambitious Kitchen not only satisfies your taste buds but will also keep you full for hours.
Here's another that switches out high-carb rice for something a little more nutritious. Farro—an ancient wheat that's not only filling but also superhealthy—makes the base for this bowl from Love and Olive Oil. Topped with roasted acorn squash and kale, it's a veggie-filled dish that won't leave you "hangry."
We're all for a PB+J or grilled cheese every now and then, but if you want something different, try this recipe from Pinch of Yum. Fiber-rich roasted veggies and healthy fats from an avocado spread team up for a sandwich you'll dream about.
Sweet apples, bitter greens, creamy butternut squash…this one-pot meal from Pinch of Yum has it all. The combination of fibrous fruits and veggies with whole grain harvest rice makes for a drool-worthy fall meal you'll want again and again.
Vitamin-packed sweet potatoes make the base for these filling little veggie patties from Blissful Basil. With protein-packed lentils and a sweet and creamy lemon-avocado sauce, these cakes are sure to keep you full and happy.
Without even a hint of meat, this shepherd’s pie tastes even better than the real thing. From Minimalist Baker, the usually beefy base is made from a savory mix of lentils, veggie stock, and spices, while the top is packed with creamy mashed potatoes.
These beautiful sweet potato boats from Minimalist Baker take only 30 minutes to put together.
Video: One-Pot Vegetarian Meals
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