Do you crave comfort food? If so, these healthy vegetarian comfort food recipes will not disappoint

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Joanna Kriehn
Joanna Kriehn, MS, RDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Are you ready to cozy-up to some vegetarian comfort food recipes that taste amazing and pack in the nutrition? If so, you won't want to miss preparing one or all of these plant-based meals.

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Tasty vegetarian comfort food recipes work any time of day

Breakfast taco or burrito

Rich in fiber and plant protein, these flavorful tacos or burritos contain slow-burning carbs from sweet potato and black beans. Consider preparing the filling ahead of time and then reheat it along with your favorite tortilla before serving. Top with pico de gallo or cilantro for additional nutrition and color.

Homemade vegetarian food for lunch or dinner

When life gets extra busy, you'll feel so organized and satisfied if you can cook once and eat twice. These three vegetarian comfort food recipes from MyNetDiary's Premium recipe collection reheat well for lunches or dinners.

Healthy Eggplant Parmesan with Mushrooms

Broiled eggplant slices and low-fat mozzarella cheese create a lighter version of this classic comfort dish. Plus, the addition of mushrooms provides a satisfying umami flavor. Pair with a tossed green salad or steamed broccoli for a complete meal.

Simple Chickpea Spinach Curry

This vegan recipe uses light coconut milk instead of regular, saving calories and fat. Serve over brown or cauliflower rice for a complete meal. Double the recipe if you'd like leftovers.

Vegetarian Cottage Pie

A classic comfort food recipe, vegetarian style! Lentils and potatoes make this dish extra filling, while tomato paste provides a rich umami flavor. This recipe works well for a large audience or makes enough for several meals. Though beware- this is a labor of love and takes some extra time to prepare the various ingredients from scratch.

Vegetable Soup from Cookie and Kate

This recipe moves far beyond the basics. The sweet potato and butternut squash make it energy-dense, while the wilted greens pump up the nutrition. Finally, the lemon juice adds some brightness at the finish for a comforting and nutritious meal.

Vegetable Fried Rice with Cashews from The Spruce Eats

This colorful one-pan meal comes together quickly if you've got cooked rice on hand. Step-by-step instructional photos walk you through this simple recipe that reheats like a champ. To cut back on the carbs, use one and one-half cups of cooked brown rice and two cups of cooked cauliflower rice.

Smoked Tofu Farfalle Casserole from Vegetarian Times

Low-fat milk and cheddar cheese provide a creamy texture to this vegetarian version of the classic tuna noodle casserole. The new spin uses fresh thyme and smoked tofu, deepening flavor. Look for smoked tofu in specialty grocery stores or order online.

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We hope these vegetarian comfort food recipes have provided you with some inspiration! Enjoy!

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Foods & Recipes->"Beans, Peas, & Soy" Foods & Recipes->Fruit & Vegetables Meal Planning & Diets->Vegetarian
Sep 12, 2022
Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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