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 stock 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 in thin strips! Our peeler was not wide enough to slip over the width of the zucchini! What I ended up having to do was use a sharp knife to cut 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 just 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 something different to use them with. Obviously, Gyros are the first thing that came to mind but I’m avoiding meats this week. As a 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 know I like; dill weed, garlic powder, and onion powder. I also used FAGE plain yogurt instead or 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 dying to try them! It looks so delicious and I am a sucker for a salty soup. The recipe I will be doing is this one here.

Please feel free to share your favorite veggie dishes below!

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