If you’re interested in learning healthy recipes for kids or for yourself, you’ll be surprised how easily vegetarian cooking is for someone with basic cooking skills. One of the great things about plant-based foods is how many of them can be eaten as is. Apples, bananas, pears, kiwis, and berries are just a few of the foods that you can simply wash and eat with no further preparation (except perhaps peeling). At Cooking Veggies, we show you how to complement meat dishes perfectly and prepare vegetarian dishes that save money and calories.
Simple Healthy Recipes for Kids
Apple slices or celery sticks with peanut butter have been easy favorites of kids for generations because of how quick they are to prepare and the fact that they combine protein with fiber in a tasty manner. But you can also make your own bagel pizzas with healthy tomato puree and cheese or easy turkey meatballs that are perfect for spaghetti night. Chicken waffle sandwiches using thin-sliced chicken, lettuce, and tomato with waffles as “bread” make a quick, nutritious, filling lunch.
Easy Vegetarian Recipes Save Money Too
Have you tried making meatless lasagna? Use high quality cheeses and you won’t miss the meat. Better still, add a layer of chopped spinach and gain extra vitamin A and C that’s remarkably tasty. Cooked lentils can be used to “stretch” ground beef in recipes while adding fiber and a mild, spicy flavor. In the winter, rich stews using lentils and barley are hearty, filling, and inexpensive while being healthy and nourishing.
Meatless Doesn’t Have to Mean Unsatisfying
Many people have the idea that meatless meals are unsatisfying. While it may take time to get used to a “Meatless Monday” or other meatless meals, these meals quickly become habit forming once you learn how easy they can be. For example, vegetarian chili with shredded cheddar and a dollop of sour cream is the perfect easy dinner on a cold winter evening and won’t leave you feeling unsatisfied.
Learn to Prepare Veggies in Different Ways
Learning how to cook healthy doesn’t mean you have to become a strict vegetarian and eat foods you hate. Many recipes for healthy eating involve vegetables that are stir-fried, boiled, or steamed, and there is a huge range of vegetables available, so if you hate Brussels sprouts or kale, you can easily avoid them. Learn the basic methods of cooking with veggies, and you’ll save calories, time, and money, all while enjoying tasty, nourishing foods. Browse our site and find some easy recipes that you can start using today.