Looking to add more vegetarian dishes to your weekly recipe rotation? A diet rich in fresh produce is healthier and more sustainable than one that’s primarily meat-based — plus, summer has some of the best seasonal produce of the year! We’re not saying you have to eliminate all meat from your diet, but with all the vegetable-based recipes out there — keep reading for our favorites — eating more meatless dishes is simpler and more delicious than you think!
Stay Fuller Longer
Most vegetables are bursting with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which helps you stay fuller longer and may cut down on the need to snack between meals or overeat. They are also generally low in fat and calories, making them a healthy alternative to meat meals.
Vegetarian diets have a smaller environmental impact than meat-based diets, since their production releases less greenhouse gas and requires less energy. If replacing one or more meals a week with a vegetarian dish can help lessen your carbon footprint, why not start tonight!
Eat the Rainbow
According to the American Heart Association, “eating the rainbow” — meaning eating a variety of different fruits and veggies in all colors of the rainbow — can help lower your weight and control your blood pressure. Make it simple by learning what’s in season and building your meals around the freshest produce possible for a meal that’s not only tasty, but beautiful!
Go Meatless More!
Try making your own vegetarian dishes at home with these recipes created by our in-house professional chefs!