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Vegetarian meal ideas

There are lots of cookbooks and web sites that can help you develop a satisfying vegetarian diet.  Here are some meal ideas to help get you started. Be sure to include a variety of foods in your eating plan.


  • Cold or hot cereal and skim/1% fat or soy/rice milk
  • Whole-grain toast
  • Bagels
  • English muffins
  • Pancakes and waffles
  • Fruit
  • Eggs and egg substitutes
  • Nonfat yogurt
  • Low fat cheeses
  • Peanut and nut butters
  • Tofu “cream cheese”
  • Vegetarian “bacon” and “sausage”


  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Hummus and vegetable sandwich
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Minestrone, bean, split pea and lentil soups
  • Vegetable pizzat
  • Rice and beans
  • Bean and vegetable burritos
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Vegetarian lasagna
  • Stir-fry vegetables and tofu
  • “Veggie” burgers
  • Vegetarian-style chili

Page last updated: October 25, 2016