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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"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.
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Tofu & Vegetable Stir-fry
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
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
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.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Macadamia Pesto Pasta
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.