Celebrate World Vegetarian Day With These Meatless Meals

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Here at Choices/TeenBeing HQ, we’re all about nutrition. But that doesn’t mean we all eat the same. Some of us are vegan, some of us are paleo, some of us are total carnivores, but we can all agree on one thing: No matter how you choose to eat, getting the right nutrition is vital.

Good nutrition means choosing a colorful plate with fruits and vegetable—so no matter how we each choose to get our daily dose of vitamins and minerals, we can all agree on some delicious (and nutritious) recipes—many of which are meat-free! And just in time World Vegetarian Day! To celebrate, we’re rounded up some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly recipes (and some we’re dying to try), perfect to whip up on any meatless Monday (or tonight!).

For the avocado aficionado: Eggs Baked in Avocado from Serious Eats

For the party planner: Guacamole from Alton Brown/the Food Network

For the teen that will only eat burritos (you know the one!): Grilled Veggie Burritos from the Pioneer Woman

For the Pumpkin Spice Latte-lover with a big appetite: Vegan Pumpkin Chili from the Iron You

For movie night with a paleo-person: Cauliflower “Popcorn” from Taste of Home

For the carnivore at heart: Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteak Sandwiches from Oh My Veggies

For the vegetarian sick of eggplant parm: Tofu Parmigiana from Eating Well

For the person without a plan: Vegetarian (or Vegan) Chili Without a Recipe from Food52

What recipes would you add to this list? Any fan-favorites from your home or classroom? Tweet at us (@Choices_Mag) and let us know what we’re missing!


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