Simple,Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

Who has a husband who loves to eat meat?!?! Mine does and he’s a hunter, so we always have a cache of meat at home available from his hunts. However, sometimes I just want a lighter meal with different textures and flavors. So this week I said “No to the meats”(que Arby’s slogan) and just focused on all vegetarian dinners.

Here are a couple of recipes I tried and I have one left that I’d like to try this week:

Zucchini Lasagna/Ravioli

I found the recipe here. It was very easy to make and you don’t have to get as fancy as they did. The only part I struggled with was getting the zucchini cut into thin strips! Our peeler was not wide enough to slip over the width of the zucchini! What I ended up doing was using a sharp knife to slice the strips very thin.

Taste wise, all the flavors went really well together and I got the husband stamp of approval.

The Buddha Bowl

I have seen these pop up on my instagram recently and I thought ‘those look delicious!’ I dared a little with this one and made a few additions (that aren’t in the recipe) and it was absolutely delicious. I have to say – don’t plate your food like this – layering makes it taste so much better. I found the recipe here. I also bought quinoa boil-in-a-bag (I did not know this existed!) to cut time to make the dish and it was a success!

Roasted Veggie Pitas

We keep pita breads on stock for last minute pizza dinners but I’ve been getting bored with them lately and was looking for a different use. Obviously, Gyros are the first thing that came to mind but I’m avoiding meat this week. As I was floating through Pinterest, I stumbled upon this bad boy of a recipe here! This was absolutely excellent and it made two large sandwiches (one I had for the lunch on day two and it was still good). I really enjoyed this one! I did mix it up and added in some extra seasonings for the chickpeas that I already knew I liked: dill weed, garlic powder, and onion powder. I also used FAGE plain yogurt instead of sour cream!

Homemade Ramen Bowl 

This is my next recipe in line for this week. I actually got the idea to try a recipe like this because our local grocery store, Wegmans, started making plain ramen noodles and I have been dying to try them! It looks so delicious and I am a sucker for a salty soup. Here’s the recipe I’ll be making.

Please feel free to share your favorite veggie dishes below!

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