Discover the Top 5 Vegetarian Recipes

When eating a vegetarian diet, it is important to eat a variety of foods in order to meet your daily nutritional needs. What follows is a sample of delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals from salads to an Asian-inspired stir-fry.

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    Roasted Kumara Salad

    Roasted Kumara Salad
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    "Kumara" is also known as "sweet potato." In this recipe, it is roasted and served with crisp romaine lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, crumbled feta and pinenuts. For some extra protein, add a handful of macadamia nuts or flaked almonds.

  • 02 of 05

    Tofu & Vegetable Stir-fry

    Stir-fried tofu and vegetables,
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    Tofu is a great substitute for chicken in this vegetable stir-fry. The tofu is cooked with fragrant shitake mushrooms and crunchy sugar snap peas in a garlic, ginger soy sauce.

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    Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

    Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad
    Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad. S. Wongkaew

    The salad consists of penne pasta mixed with roasted veggies including eggplant, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, and asparagus. The vegetables are topped with crumbled feta and a balsamic, olive oil dressing. For an even healthier option, try replacing white pasta with whole wheat pasta.

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    Tropical Fruit Salad

    Tropical Fruit Salad
    Tropical Fruit Salad. S. Wongkaew

    Start off the morning with something healthy and easy to prepare -- a tropical fruit salad with a side of passionfruit and wild honey yogurt. Fresh fruit provides us with important vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, water, and phytochemicals. Since it is recommended that we eat between 5 to 9 servings of fresh fruit each day, with this delicious breakfast, you'll be well on your way to consuming your daily dose of goodness.

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    Macadamia Pesto Pasta

    Macadamia Nut Pesto Pasta
    Macadamia Nut Pesto Pasta. S. Wongkaew

    This simple and flavor-packed pesto is made using the native Australian Macadamia nut. This delicious nut lends its rich crunch to this Italian favorite. Macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fats and protein and contain no cholesterol. They also contain a wide range of minerals including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.