Hearty Vegetarian Meal Recipes - Clean Eating Magazine

10 Hearty Vegetarian Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, these meatless miracles are packed with flavor and take no more than 30 minutes hands-on time!
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1. Clean Eggs Benedict

Traditional bennies can weigh you down with fatty meats and buttery sauce. Ours use portobellos for a meaty texture and cheese sauce to cut the butter, revamping the breakfast favorite for a final fat count of just 4.5 grams!

Hands-on time: 15 minutes

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2. Multigrain Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Did the caramelized bananas catch your eye? This brekkie is worth the 20 minutes of prep – make cooking a family affair! After all, feeding your loved ones a tasty and healthy first meal of the day is a gift that keeps giving…

Hands-on time: 20 minutes

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3. Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Thanks to a sweet potato base, this orange wonder boasts eight grams of fiber per serving to fuel your day, not to mention curry and turmeric to keep your palate satisfied!

Hands-on time: 30 minutes

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4. Five Onion Soup

With a broth composed of five types of onions, this soup is underscored with ample flavor and less than 300 calories!

Hands-on time: 15 minutes

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5. Wakame Rice Salad with Tofu

This salad is the perfect lunchtime sojourn to Japan – for your palate, at least – featuring magnesium-rich wakame and filling tofu.

Hands-on time: 30 minutes

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6. Quinoa Party Salad

Served as the main event for lunch or a side with dinner’s lean protein, the flavors of the Southwest – black beans, cilantro, citrus, corn – are welcome alternatives to your usual quinoa dish!

Hands-on time: 10 minutes

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7. Gardener's Shepherd Pie

This freezable take on the classic winter comfort food is completely meat-free, though a smorgasbord of vegetables give the low-fat pie its hearty texture.

Hands-on time: 30 minutes

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8. Arugula Pesto Pasta with Roasted Figs

Figs + arugula and pistachio pesto + feta cheese = a whole lot of yum for just 324 calories per serving! Did we mention this meatless meal takes just 25 minutes to make?

Hands-on time: 15 minutes

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9. Classic Tacos

Our reader’s husband couldn’t believe these tacos are vegetarian. Who needs the meat, anyway? Our blend of cauliflower and mushroom is hearty and surprisingly filling!

Hands-on time: 15 minutes

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10. Personal Pizza

Fresh basil leaves give our wee pizzas nutritional heft, thanks to bacteria-inhibiting volatile oils, and the quick and easy, thin-crusted pies are ready in just 20 minutes!

Hands-on time: 10 minutes

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11. Surprise! Spice-Rubbed Tofu Steaks

Make these piquant tofu steaks, massaged with a smoky-sweet spice rub, a regular for Meatless Mondays or your vegetarian repertoire! They're versatile enough to be incorporated into all kinds of dishes...

Hands-on time: 30 minutes

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