Many people believe being vegetarian means mealtime requires lots of money, hard-to-find ingredients and too much spare time. These easy vegetarian meals will show you just how easy it can be to eat vegetarian.
Easy vegetarian meal #1: Vegetable soup
Boil broccoli and potato until slightly soft. Combine all ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.
Easy vegetarian meal #2: Mango smoothie
Blend mango and soy milk until a smooth consistency is achieved. Ice cubes can be added.
Easy vegetarian meal #3: Mini bread pizzas
Spread 2 tablespoons of hommus and tomato paste on each slice of bread. Spread 1 large chopped mushroom, 1 chopped cherry tomato, 1 teaspoon of corn kernels, 2 halved olives and 2 halved sundried tomatoes on each slice of bread. Cook in oven on high (approximately 200° Celsius) for 15-20 minutes.
Easy vegetarian meal #4: Wraps
Place all ingredients (except mayonnaise) on wrap in a small strip. Pour mayonnaise over ingredients. Roll the wrap up firmly.
Easy vegetarian meal #5: Snack pinwheels
Spread tomato paste and vegetarian cream cheese/hommus all over wrap. Chop vegetarian hot dog into small pieces. Evenly spread hot dog pieces, baby spinach, pineapple pieces and basil over the wrap, leaving approximately 2cm strips at each end of the wrap. Roll the wrap tightly, using the 2cm at the end with paste on it as a "glue" to hold the wrap together. Cook in oven on high (approximately 200° Celsius) for 20 minutes. Cut wrap into slices approximately 1.5cm thick.
Easy vegetarian meal #6: Chips/wedges
Chop potatoes into pieces roughly the size of wedges or chips. Place into a rectangular take-away container and spray with a small amount of olive/vegetable oil. Add vegetable stock, paprika and basil to potatoes. Close lid on container and shake well enough so that flavours have spread evenly over the potatoes. Cook in oven on high (approximately 200° Celsius) for 30 minutes.
Easy vegetarian meal #7: Vegetarian burgers/sandwiches
Place lentil pattie on 1 slice of bread. Add other ingredients (except tomato sauce) on top of pattie. Spread tomato sauce over top, and place second slice of bread on the sandwich. Can be cooked in oven on high (approximately 200° Celsius) for 15-20 minutes (optional).
Easy vegetarian meal #8: Spinach and tofu salad
Place baby spinach in a bowl. Add sesame seeds and mix well to ensure seeds have spread evenly among the baby spinach leaves. Add grated carrot, tofu and lemon juice (or other dressing) and mix again. Refrigerate (spinach salad should be served cold).