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
Gluten-Free Curried Carrot Soup
Crock-Pot Moroccan Lentil Soup
Garlicky Chickpea Soup
This cauliflower pasta
is easy to make and packed with vitamin C. Photograph by Melissa Romero.
Hearty Main Dishes
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
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
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