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11 Vegetarian Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert!

Demi Tsasis
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11 Vegetarian Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert!

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Loaded with vitamins and minerals in low-calorie “packages,” at MyFitnessPal we think vegetables are the bomb. Here are a dozen delicious recipes we’re excited about. Check out our Recipe of the Day post on Mondays for more #meatlessmonday inspiration.


1. Southwestern Breakfast Tacos | The Wheatless Kitchen: These tacos make the perfect weekend brunch dish, and they’re really simple. They come together in just 15 minutes! They’re also completely customizable, so feel free to make the recipe your own by tweaking the taco ingredients to your household’s liking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 247; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 78mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 10g

2. High Protein Oatmeal | Love and Zest: This oatmeal is packed with more protein than your average bowl of oats—all thanks to egg whites!  For an even bigger protein boost, top with chia seeds or sliced almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 240; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 167mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 11g

3. Power Greens Breakfast Skillet | Elle Penner: Start your day off right with this veggie and protein-packed breakfast skillet. It’s loaded with dark, leafy greens and sweet, caramelized onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 285 ; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 271mg; Sodium: 357mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 17g

Lunch & Dinner


4. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos | Cook Smarts: Sauteed sweet potatoes make a perfect, hearty filling for tacos when you want a quick and easy meat-free meal. These tacos are chock-full of fiber and protein and are perfect for a last-minute weekday dinner.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 439; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 685mg; Carbohydrate: 75g; Dietary Fiber: 17g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 14g

5. Veggie Sushi Bowls | Uproot from Oregon: Loads of raw vegetables are placed on top of healthy brown rice and topped with sweet pickled ginger, creamy avocado, and just a dash of soy sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 250; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 230mg; Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 7g

Snacks & Sides

6. Red Cabbage Smoothie | Elle Penner: The most shocking thing about this smoothie besides the gorgeous color, is how undetectable the cabbage is with just a cup of blueberries, one banana and a little bit of vanilla yogurt mixed in.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 194 ; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 86mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 29g; Protein: 6g

7. Black Bean Guacamole | The Lean Green Bean: A twist on traditional guacamole, this dip is filled with fiber-rich black beans and protein-packed Greek yogurt, plus heart-healthy fats from the avocados.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 123; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 39mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 5g

8. Roasted Cauliflower Salad | Eating Bird Food: Nutritious and filling! This salad works great as a light lunch or dinner. You get a healthy serving of spinach (one of our favorite superfoods) while the lentil sneaks in some protein and added flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 525; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 379mg; Carbohydrate: 93g; Dietary Fiber: 26g; Sugar: 48g; Protein: 20g


9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites | Running With Spoons: Craving a treat? Whip up these easy bites to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: You won’t need to get out the mixer or turn on the oven!

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 120; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 3mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 3g

10. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread | Love & Zest: If you’re a banana bread lover, you’ll go crazy for this chocolate version! Enjoy a warm slice with a touch of butter and glass of milk – or just by itself. It’s that good.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 287; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 23mg; Sodium: 276mg; Carbohydrate: 53g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 15g; Protein: 3g

11. Health Nut Blueberry Smoothie | Eating Bird Food: This smoothie is quick and simple—not to mention super-tasty. The coconut gives a little chew to this naturally sweet, slightly nutty drink.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories 214; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 81mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 18g; Protein: 4g

About the Author

Demi Tsasis
Demi Tsasis

Demi is a Product Manager for MyFitnessPal. She’s an avid home chef, photographer and proud dog mom.


11 responses to “11 Vegetarian Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert!”

  1. Avatar davpul says:

    wow. is it me or are fully half of the MFP Official Blogs either vegetarian or vegan? nothing wrong with either but….when did No Meat become the official MFP stance?

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  2. Avatar robinaddison says:

    Where’s the steak fergawdssake?!
    Vegetarian options are good. I like vegetables. But healthy eating should include ALL the food groups. That includes the finned, feathered and hoofed groups too. These blogs are becoming a huge fadfest of trendiness. What’s next – 102 things to make a cauliflower into?

  3. Avatar Evgeni says:

    vegan this and vegan that. While I see nothing wrong with veganism or vegetarianism I’d appreciate a blog that was a little more in line with the MFP community and not focused on a very small part of it.

  4. Avatar Mary says:

    As a vegetarian, I find it refreshing to see recipes that I won’t have to adapt to be meatless, for a change. Usually, I look at any recipe with the idea that I can adjust it to fit my needs. A meat-eater can always add meat to the vegetarian recipes just as easily as I can remove it from the non-vegetarian ones.

  5. Avatar Joji says:

    Yum this all sounds great! Can’t wait to try them all. So nice to see some veggie friendly options in a meat-lovers world 🙂

  6. Avatar animal_mommy says:

    Looking forward to trying some of these!

  7. Avatar Maria Berger says:

    Um, this link was specifically listed as vegetarian dishes. It was listed right along side a link for meat dishes. MFP has a TON of recipes that have meat in them. As does every other recipe website in the world!!! Please do not complain about MFP posting vegetarian recipes in line with healthy eating. It is soooo beneficial and helpful to vegetarians, who can have a hard time finding actually healthy meals.

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