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Healthful Vegetarian Meal Ideas

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A healthy vegetarian diet includes a wide variety of foods from all the food groups. Be creative in planning menus and trying new foods. Here are some healthful, vegetarian meal ideas to get you started.


  • Instant oatmeal made with low-fat or fat-free milk* with nuts and dried cranberries  
  • Low-fat yogurt layered with crunchy cereal and blueberries for a breakfast parfait
  • Spread almond butter on a whole-grain toasted bagel and top with apple slices.


  • Vegetable sandwich: Sliced tomato, pepper, onion, avocado (with or without cheese*) stuffed in a whole-grain pita
  • Main dish salad with your choice of vegetables, beans or tofu, fruit and nuts.
  • Vegetable burger or falafel with cheese*, mushrooms and tomato on a whole-grain bun
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole-wheat bread with carrot and celery sticks
  • Chili made with beans and textured vegetable protein plus shredded cheese* and cornbread


  • Tofu and vegetable stir-fry with brown rice
  • Whole-grain pasta with tomato sauce plus vegetables (mushrooms, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and onions)
  • Tacos or burritos filled with beans, textured vegetable protein, tofu or tempeh
  • Pizza with or without cheese* and topped with vegetables and tofu or meat substitute


  • Dried fruit
  • Trail mix
  • Popcorn
  • Low-fat or fat-free yogurt*
  • Smoothie made with low-fat milk, frozen berries and a banana
  • Hummus and pita wedges
  • Bagel with nut butter
  • Tomato soup and whole-grain crackers

*Soymilk, soy cheese and yogurt if vegan

Reviewed January 2013