Vegetarian

“This is the best vegetarian meal I have ever tasted!” is a comment often heard in my house. We all love cooking, but it can be hard to come up with new recipes. To help you out and save your sanity, here are some quick vegetarian meal ideas for busy working moms.
Not only are they easy to make, these dishes are healthy and full of flavor! You’ll find everything from dishes that take just a few minutes to prep, to slow cooker meals that can be made ahead of time and stored for later use.

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Quick Vegetarian Meal Ideas

-Tomato and bean soup
-Slow cooker falafel
-Slow cooker orzo
-Garlic and cumin asparagus
-Broccoli, carrot, and pasta stir fry
-Cabbage stir fry

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

To start, let's talk about the benefits of eating vegetarian. A vegetarian diet contains less saturated fat and cholesterol, more fiber, and usually lower amounts of calories. If you're trying to lose weight or just want to cut back on how much meat you eat, a vegetarian lifestyle can be a great option.
Now let's get to the good stuff: some healthy vegetarian recipes for busy working moms.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Meals

Don't have time to cook dinner? Slow cooker meals are the answer! These dishes are perfect for busy moms because they take little to no time to prep. Imagine coming home from a long day, opening the fridge and having dinner already waiting for you.
For example, vegetarian chili is packed with flavor and can be made as spicy or mild as you want. It's also healthy, low in calories, and high in fiber. All you have to do is add the ingredients to your slow cooker and let it cook while you're at work or out running errands. When you come home, all there is left to do is garnish your dish with some fresh avocado slices, cilantro leaves, and shredded cheese.

Conclusion

With just a little bit of planning, you can be well on your way to creating a healthy and delicious vegetarian meal plan. Setting up a schedule and shopping list is the first step, and it’s a good idea to plan your meals in advance. Keep in mind that vegetarian meals don’t need to be complicated or expensive. A few simple ingredients and a little creativity can go a long way.
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