Our team believes in helping you get healthy from the inside out. Exercise, stretching, and good general fitness are always useful, but how we fuel our bodies is just as important. Whether you’re staving off conditions like diabetes, or protecting your heart from high cholesterol, it’s important to be mindful of what we eat on a daily basis.

Can you challenge yourself to go one day without eating meat? Before we all run screaming, think about it…when was the last time you really enjoyed something new, without meat? That’s not to say that meat is unhealthy, but rather, that adding these new meatless dishes gives you an opportunity to increase your vegetable intake. We promise you, having tried all of these recipes, that you won’t miss a thing. You’ll love them, you’ll be full, and you can be adventurous by trying something new.

5 Vegetarian Recipes That Taste Great

Spicy Sweet Potato and Green Rice Burrito Bowls

Skip the tortilla on this one and skip the meat, talk about a twofer. No worries though, these burrito bowls are full of flavor, and you can add a few other items if you’d like. We’ve added extra avocado, salsa, and some corn for some color. All in all it’s healthy, tasty, and very filling.

Here’s the recipe!

Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce

We promise this is not a Mexican food themed recipe list, but we know that Mexican food tends to be a favorite amongst our patients. So this is the last one, we promise. If you love enchiladas, you are probably used to a meat sauce, or maybe having meat inside your tortilla, but this is a spin on cheese enchiladas that we just loved. The addition of black beans brings flavor and another texture into what you’re eating. The ranchero sauce is also an added bonus because it’s so tasty, and because it’s easy to make.

Here’s the recipe!

Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells with Smoky Marinara

Pasta is always a good route to go when you’re looking for something meatless, but don’t just rely on spaghetti. This recipe for stuffed shells is fun, delicious, and will have you going back for seconds or maybe thirds. Feel free to use a different cheese if you wish, or maybe add some spices for a different flavor profile. This is a must have at the table, especially if you’re having friends over. It’s easy to make, and is a definite crowd pleaser.

Here’s the recipe!

Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Lasagna

Looking for an Italian dish with more vegetables (maybe some green, red, and yellow peppers)? This is the recipe for you! We believe this will take the place of your current favorite lasagna recipe. The creaminess of the brussels sprouts is amazing and the mushrooms provide a very distinct flavor that almost passes as meat. This dish is hearty, family friendly, and a great way to try experimenting with common recipes, but with a twist.

Here’s the recipe!

Creamy Gorgonzola and Portobello Mushroom Risotto

This dish almost comes in at half an hour to make, but the amount it makes is unbeatable. It’s simple, it’s easy, and it really sticks to your ribs. This dish alone is good no matter if it’s a meatless day or not. Putting together this hearty meal will make your tummy happy.

Here’s the recipe!

When you try any of the recipes shared here, let us know. If you have others you’d like to share we’d love for you to share that on our Facebook page. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!