Meatless Recipes for Vegetarian Awareness Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness month and what better way to spend this month than by trying new things and taking a shot at vegetarian meals? Even if you are not interested in fully taking on a vegetarian lifestyle, you can still increase your daily vegetable and fruit intake. Vegetarian meals are great for your health, decreasing your chances of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Along with the many health benefits, buying fruits and veggies can save you money. On average, people who live a vegetarian lifestyle save around $4,000 a year on grocery shopping.

If you are interested in trying more veggie meals, but not quite ready to let go of some of your meat favorites, we have a list of unique recipes that substitute meat with vegetables and fruit.

  • Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with Jackfruit: This may surprise you, but unlike most fruits, Jackfruit is perfect for savory dishes. When prepared correctly, Jackfruit can be made to have a similar texture as meat. Jackfruit can be shredded and seasoned to create the perfect substitute for dishes that require meat. Take a look at this recipe for Jackfruit Philly Cheesesteak to see for yourself.
  • Cauliflower Buffalo Wings: Buffalo wings seem to be a favorite amongst almost everyone, and we know how you can enjoy their taste without using actual chicken. This cauliflower recipe is ideal for both vegans and those with a gluten allergy as well.
  • Mushroom Lamb Burger: If you enjoy the taste of lamb burgers, try exchanging the lamb for mushrooms instead. Mushrooms are high in protein and vitamin C and are a great meat substitute. Check out how to prepare mushrooms for the perfect mock lamb burger here.
  • Tempeh “Crab” Cakes: Many people use tofu as a meat substitute, but when it comes to seafood, tempeh is the best way to go. Tempeh has a similar texture as seafood and when cooked with the right spices, can taste exactly the same. This tempeh "crab" cake recipe will show you what you need to make this dish.
  • “Meatloaf” with Nuts: Meatloaf is a popular dish for family dinners, and we know a way to prepare it that will please everyone. From vegans to omnivores, this meatloaf with nuts recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

If you wanted to try some of these recipes, here are some deals to help you get started:

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