Vegetarians do not eat meat but it does not mean that their meals are bland and tasteless.
Vegetarian recipes are not only healthy but they are also flavorful. If you try using fresh vegetables in your main courses more often you will realize that a vegetarian meal will make a healthy, delicious difference in your diet.
Healthy vegetarian recipes can be found everywhere on the internet.
Vegetarian recipes are often economical. A balanced vegetarian diet provides all the essential nutrients that the human body requires.
Because vegetarian meals are often low-calorie, they help keep the down naturally. Vegetarians rarely suffer from illnesses linked to fat consumption.
Because of the health benefits of vegetarian recipes, more and more people are becoming vegetarians.
People who eat vegetables are less likely to be obese or suffer from heart disease, kidney diseases, or diabetes. Vegetarians have lower blood pressure and fewer incidents of digestive tract disorders.
Getting the Right Amount of Nutrients
Contrary to what many people believe, meat and fish are not the only sources of protein. Healthy vegetarian recipes can also provide all the essential amino acids that the body needs.
Rice and beans, macaroni and cheese, bean-vegetable chili with tortillas, and cheese rolled in chopped nuts are just a few vegetarian recipes that provide protein and other nutrients.
Citrus fruits, peppers, melons, cabbage and strawberries are good sources of Vitamin C. Vegetarians take in calcium from soy milk, almonds, artichoke, broccoli, carrots, kale, peanuts, spinach, lima beans and peas.
Getting enough iron can be tough for vegetarians, but there are vegetarian foods that are rich in iron including Swiss chard, lima beans, whole grains, spinach, lentils, blackstrap molasses, quinoa, and tofu. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron and must be included in a vegetarian diet.
A Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Recipe
Once you’ve tasted this Homemade Black Bean Burger recipe, you’ll never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again.
Black Bean Burger Recipe
Black Bean Burger Ingredients:
- 1 (16 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Black Bean Burger Directions:
1. If grilling, preheat grill. If baking, preheat oven to 375F and lightly oil a baking sheet.
2. In a bowl, mash black beans with a fork until pasty.
3. In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, garlic and onion. Stir the chopped vegetables into the mashed beans.
4. In a small bowl, stir together the egg, chili powder, cumin and hot sauce.
5. Add the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Add the bread crumbs and mix until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture and form into four patties.
6. If grilling, place patties on a foil and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes on each side.