20 Healthy Recipes to Try for World Vegetarian Day

Dishes so satisfying you won’t miss the meat.
You could have this fennel, mushroom, and tomato pizza for dinner tonight. Photograph by Ali Eaves.

Going meatless (even occasionally) is good for your health, good for the environment, and—with the right recipe—great for your taste buds. In honor of World Vegetarian Day on October 1, we’ve rounded up some easy-to-make, meat-free options that are packed with nutrition and fall flavors: light snacks, slow-cooker soups, even a feast made for two. (And if you want to celebrate National Homemade Cookie Day afterward as a reward; Best Bites has you covered.) Read on for the recipes, and if you try one, tweet us at @washwellbeing to let us know how you liked it! 

Garlicky chickpea soup is great for chilly nights. Photograph by Melissa Romero.

Soups and Chili

Kale-and-Cannellini-Bean Soup 

Vegetarian Chili

Gluten-Free Curried Carrot Soup

Crock-Pot Moroccan Lentil Soup

Garlicky Chickpea Soup

Butternut-Squash-and-Apple Soup

This cauliflower pasta is easy to make and packed with vitamin C. Photograph by Melissa Romero.

Hearty Main Dishes

Brown-Rice-Stuffed Eggplant

Eggplant and Tofu With Curried Mint-Tomato Sauce

10-Minute Pita Pizza

Simple Cauliflower Pasta

Pizza With Fennel, Mushrooms, and Cherry Tomatoes

5 Delicious Vegetarian Mains 

A 3-Course Vegetarian Meal for Two

Brussels sprouts get crunch from almonds and a touch of sweetness from dates. Photograph by Melissa Romero.

Snacks and Sides

Brussels Sprouts With Slivered Almonds and Dates

Tabbouleh With Lemon-Garlic Dressing

3 Low-Calorie Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Vegan Sweet Potato Latkes

Lemony Mint Quinoa

Zucchini 3 Ways

Sweet Potato and Apple Stacks

Have a healthy recipe to share? E-mail tpai@washingtonian.com for a chance to be featured on Well+Being. 

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