Food

21 Weeknight Vegetarian Dinners

With children beginning again to high school and life falling into a brand new regular, dinners typically rushed (or on the highway). I grew up in a household the place each my dad and mom labored till 5 and I typically had after faculty actions. Dinners had been by no means our sturdy space. Now that I’ve a toddler of my very own, I put an emphasis on it. They’re not elaborate and infrequently they’re wedged in between toddler play-sessions. However, they’re there and I be sure we sit down nearly each night time. The recipes under are the inspiration to our fast, weeknight meals. I prefer to differ every meal however my focus is normally making one thing that’s packed stuffed with goodness.

Pasta

Summer Squash Pasta with Basil-Yogurt Sauce | @naturallyella

I used to frown on pasta as a result of after I first turned to vegetarianism, I discovered pasta was about the one factor I ate. However, through the years, I’ve developed recipes that I like; stuffed with greens and never as heavy as these pastas I used to eat. I discover I make pasta after I don’t have a plan. Load it up with greens, toss it with a little bit of sauce- you’ll be able to’t get a lot simpler than that!

 

Cakes/Fritters

Cauliflower Cakes with Brown Rice | http://naturallyella.com

These are my weak spot. I like a fried vegetable cake and the cauliflower desserts linked under are what I make after I’m craving one thing unhealthy however don’t wish to incur the cash or leaving of the home. There are so many combos however these are a number of of my favorites.

 

Tacos

We eat tacos nearly each week. It’s straightforward to whip collectively a tasty and wholesome filling with just some easy elements. If you’re not into cooking dried beans, I like to recommend protecting a can or two of black beans available. Add a number of pinches of spices and you’ve got an ideal taco filling inside 15 minutes.

 

Pizza

White Bean Pizza with Arugula Salad | Naturally Ella

Pizza is a should in our home. We don’t dwell inside any strong pizza supply locations and so do-it-yourself pizza has turn into our go-to week after week. I like experimenting with toppings and have discovered fairly a number of distinctive flavors we love. One tip: make or purchase dough and preserve within the freezer. Pull out the night time earlier than and let thaw for dinner the subsequent day.

 

Odd and Ends

Spicy Peanut Sauce with Brown Rice Noodles | @naturallyella

This listing is a mixture of all my favorites. Noodle bowls and grain bowls: each are a simple place to start out and are sometimes a supply of inspiration for different meals I make. Keep an adequately stocked pantry to make these meals if you’re asking your self at 5pm what to make that night!