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The Hearty Vegetarian (Slideshow)

Preparing plant-based dishes and snacks that pack a protein punch.

  • Breakfast: Arugula and Mushroom Frittata With Chévre

    Breakfast: Arugula and Mushroom Frittata With Chévre

    Think of a frittata as a crustless — and mush less fussy — quiche. Here, spicy arugula is beautifully tempered by earthy mushrooms and creamy goat cheese. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

    Breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

    Most flavored yogurts are loaded with sugar. This concoction is naturally sweet and adds seeds for extra crunch and protein. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Breakfast: Vegan Breakfast With Tempeh "Sausage"

    Breakfast: Vegan Breakfast With Tempeh “Sausage”

    A few spices transform plain tempeh into something that tastes like Italian breakfast sausage. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Lunch: Open-Faced Tempeh Reuben

    Lunch: Open-Faced Tempeh Reuben

    A clever vegetarian adaptation of a classic, carnivorous sandwich. You can find pre-marinated tempeh in grocery stores if you prefer to skip the homemade marinade. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Lunch: Curried Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

    Lunch: Curried Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

    Traditional egg salad gets jazzed up with curry powder. Try using romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, or even raw kale instead of Napa cabbage. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Lunch: French Lentil Salad With Feta on Arugula

    Lunch: French Lentil Salad With Feta on Arugula

    A classic, protein-rich French salad. Top with chopped, toasted nuts for added crunch. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Dinner: Black Bean and Squash Chili With Tempeh

    Dinner: Black Bean and Squash Chili With Tempeh

    Nothing beats vegetarian chili for a protein-packed dinner. This colorful version includes lots of veggies to round out the beans. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Dinner: Pizza Margherita Frittata

    Dinner: Pizza Margherita Frittata

    Have a craving for pizza but trying to avoid gluten? Get creative and try using a frittata as your crust. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Dinner: Black Bean Pasta With Pesto and Roasted Cauliflower

    Dinner: Black Bean Pasta With Pesto and Roasted Cauliflower

    Traditional pasta can be used in this recipe, but now there’s a particularly tasty bean-based, gluten-free pasta on the market that’s lower in carbs and higher in protein. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Snack: Avocado Cocoa Shake

    Snack: Avocado Cocoa Shake

    Commercial protein drinks and shakes usually contain a lot of questionable ingredients. Why not whip up your own instead? For the recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Snack: Spinach Yogurt Dip

    Snack: Spinach Yogurt Dip

    This dip is a great alternative to the traditional mayo-heavy versions. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

  • Snack: Almond-Butter Protein Balls

    Snack: Almond-Butter Protein Balls

    These no-bake bites are great to have on hand when you want a treat. We replaced the traditional powdered milk with a high-quality whey protein powder. For the full recipe, see “The Hearty Vegetarian.”

All recipes were created by Betsy Nelson (a.k.a. “That Food Girl”), a Minneapolis-based food stylist and recipe developer.

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