On a Mediterranean Diet, you will have at least a few vegetarian meals on your table, and that is a great thing! Browse our recipes to find your new favorite meatless meal. These wildly popular recipes will please both meat-lovers and meat-less eaters alike. Check out our (Vegetarian Meal Plan) to see tips for making vegetarian meals hearty and enjoyable!
Vegetarian and vegan meals are sometimes associated with complicated ingredients and cooking methods. Not on our site! Like all of our recipes, these were created with busy families in mind. We want your whole family to love them and we want cooking them to be a pleasurable experience (or at least, a realistic option).
Making your meals vegetarian
We would love for you to scroll up and give some of our recipes a try! But there are lots of ways to transform current meat dishes into vegetarian feasts. Here are a few of our favorite ways:
Sub vegetables or legumes for meat
There are many dishes where vegetables can be a pretty convincing stand-in for animal protein. Soups and stews are great for this. Beef chili, for example, gets a color boost when tri-colored beans (kidney, navy, and black) are used instead of beef. Tons more fiber and balanced gut flora, too. Another great example is chicken parmesansan. Sub in eggplant, and it is a similarly yummy (and healthy!) dish.
In certain dishes, just take the meat out!
Lots of pasta dishes that contain meat can easily become vegetarian. Examples include meat pasta sauce, meat ravioli, and meat lasagna. You could sub a vegetable for the meat, or you could leave it out entirely. Pasta covered in a scrumptious, hearty tomato sauce can be just as filling as pasta with meat sauce.
When in doubt, make a bowl
Our favorite way to eat vegetarian, especially with a family, is to build Buddha bowls. Pick a grain or legume as the base, layer on cooked vegetables, and other delectable foods like cheese or seeds. Then be sure to top it with a luxurious sauce. Check out some of our sauces.
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If you eat vegetarian all the time, we recommend you check out one of our newest resources, a full vegetarian meal plan! 21 days of breakfasts, lunch, and dinners plus optional snacks, of the most delicious, nutritious, easy meals for the whole family! The grocery list included.
If you eat vegetarian meals occasionally, we recommend that you check out our standard Mediterranean meal plans. All of our plans include some vegetarian options and are a great way to reduce stress in your life, save money, and maximize your health.