Now it is time to address the fact that when many think of vegetarians and vegans, they immediately assume that their diets consist of only salads and that they must LOVE vegetables. Get ready for some vegetarian venting because both of these assumptions are not always true by any means.
Just because someone is vegetarian does not mean their diet is limited to salads and veggie pizza. Nor does it mean that their favorite thing to eat is a salad.
Lets start with breakfast first. There’s several ways to go. You could eat simple and have a bowl of cereal and maybe some fruit or even yogurt. Another option would be to have eggs, veggie bacon or soysage, and toast. This can always come in variations. You can have them by themselves or make a sandwich and add lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Then there’s the obvious breakfast entrées such as french toast and pancakes.
When the clock strikes noon, I bet your stomach starts to sound like you swallowed a couple of monsters. Lunch can bring so many possibilities to the kitchen table. If you’re on the run, a Boca burger on toast with your choice of toppings is always a quick tasty treat. Any type of classic sandwich can be made vegetarian too! BLTs can be made into LTs or you can even add another vegetable or a meat substitute like Tempeh. Another way to go would be macaroni cheese with fake chicken.
After a busy day of classes, work, and hanging out, you’re ready to grub down again. The possibilities for dinner are endless. Spaghetti with sautéed vegetables in a marinara sauce is always a tasty, quick and easy option. Other tasty options are vegetable curry, potpie, tacos with refried beans and vegetables, lasagna, bean chili and the list goes on.
So the next time you try to make a “oh what do you eat every day? Salads?” joke to a vegetarian, think real quick before the words leave your lips.