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10 easy meatless meals

These recipes are a great way to introduce your family to vegetarian options.

By Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh

10 easy meatless meals

10 easy meatless meals

Go meatless

You don’t need to be a full-on vegetarian to reap the health benefits of including some meatless mains into your weekly roster. Even taking a once-a-week break from meat can deliver big-time benefits.
 
We love a “flexitarian” approach to meal planning for the way it teaches kids that dinner doesn’t have to mean “meat and two veg” to be legit.

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Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

These are a delicious, heart-healthy version of the cafeteria classic.

Get the recipe here: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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Vegetable Pot Pies

These individual pies warm up a chilly evening.

Get the recipe here: Vegetable Pot Pies

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Vegetarian Chili

Portobello mushrooms give this chili a satisfying, earthy flavour.

Get the recipe here: Vegetarian Chili

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Italian Roommate Pasta

This pasta is a perfect cozy, fall dinner made up of almost half vegetables.

Get the recipe here: Italian Roommate Pasta

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Kale, Carrot and Feta Super Toss

This is practically a multi-vitamin!

Get the recipe here: Kale, Carrot and Feta Super Toss

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Black Bean Burgers

Who says vegetarian food can’t be fun? These burgers are as hearty and delicious as a “real” burger (plus black beans rock our immunity).

Get the recipe here: Black Bean Burgers

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Mediterranean Pasta with Basil and Artichokes

This flavourful, colourful pasta comes together in a snap.

Get the recipe here: Mediterranean Pasta with Basil and Artichokes

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ABC Quesadillas

"ABC Quesadillas" got their name from the vitamin combination they deliver. They’re also simple to get on the table in a hurry.

Get the recipe here: ABC Quesadillas

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Crispy Tofu with Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms

This is a great meal to get kids involved in making, plus the crunch of the tofu will have them clearing their plates.

Get the recipe here: Crispy Tofu with Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms

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Butternut Squash Risotto

Nothing warms up your home like a pot of risotto simmering on the stove. Feel free to swap out pumpkin or sweet potato for the squash.

Get the recipe here: Butternut Squash Risotto

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10 easy meatless meals
This article was originally published on Oct 22, 2012

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