Try these 12 healthy vegetarian recipes for a meatless feast. These meatless recipes will wow your taste buds without hurting your wallet. Who said meatless meals were only for Monday These nine meals deliver tons of satisfying protein with no meat whatsoeverwhich means theyre easier on your wallet. A twelvedish Christmas Eve supper is traditionally prepared in many Central European and Northern European cultures, especially those that were formerly part of the. You can walk to a taco truck or secret shack from just about any corner of this city, and thats really saying something, because this isnt a terribly walkable place. Vegan tacos are a little tougher to track down. Not impossible, mind you, but certainly more challenging than just opening your door and chasing down the nearest truck with the side panel open, which is why having a few recipes up your sleeve to whip up at home can be very useful. And you dont have to be a sworn vegan to really enjoy vegan food. Anyone who has ever tried soyrizo or inhaled a quinoa salad can attest to that, and vegan aioli is a thing of beauty. So what are the best vegan foods to fill a tortillaWell, for starters, all fruits, vegetables, and legumes are vegan, so thats a great place to begin. So grab a lime wedge and get ready to be amazed by these taco creations that involve zero animal products whatsoever. Fried Cactus Tacos With Avocado Cream Sauce. Cactus, or nopales as youll probably see it written on a taco truck menu, is an awesome feature of any Mexican style meal. This recipe from Munchin with Munchkin is, true to the description, definitely not boring. To take this recipe from vegetarian to vegan, follow the vegan optional instructions and swap out the sour cream and mayo for cashew cream and veganaise. Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos. These tacos are topped with a roasted cranberry pomegranate salsa. Just skip the cheese from this recipe or use Daiya cheese instead of dairy, and enjoy the spicy, savory, tart flavor blast that is this recipe from Half Baked Harvest. Meatless Meals PinterestGrilled Vegetable And Black Bean Fajita Tacos. These fresh and zingy tacos from Scrumptious Pumpkin have grilled zucchini, onions, bell peppers, and a blast of protein from black beans that will have you nourished and satisfied with minimal dirty dishes. Quinoa Black Bean Tacos With Avocado Sauce. The texture of quinoa cooked with black beans mimics more traditional ground meat taco fillings, and the avocado sauce, which is basically just a simple guacamole, adds a fresh and creamy contrast. Check out the details over at Cookie Kate. Blackened Tofu Tacos With Avocado Lime Crema. Tofu is a vehicle for whatever flavor you want it to deliver, and blackening is a great way to pack a punch with the protein packed vegan staple. The avocado crema in this recipe from Making Thyme For Health is also completely vegan. Buffalo Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos With Vegan Blue Cheese. Almost like a vegan chicken wing salad wrapped in a tortilla, this Making Thyme For Health creation will have your friends and family begging for more. This is also a great way to use extra buffalo cauliflower if you have party leftovers. Mango Habanero Black Bean Tacos. Is there a more appealing combination of food words than mango habanero black bean tacos Because, if so, I havent heard it. These spicy and sweet tacos are more salad than meat substitute, and are making me insanely hungry just looking at them. Check out the details at Love And Lemons. Butternut Squash Tacos With Cabbage Black Bean Slaw. Cookie Kate slow roasted these butternut squash chunks with a little olive oil and chili powder, and I can almost smell it through the screen. The red cabbage and black bean slaw adds the perfect crunchy and fresh contrast to the soft and savory squash. Veggie Tacos With Avocado Tomatillo Salsa. If youve got some leftover vegetables you need to use, this recipe from Love And Lemons would be a great place to look for inspiration. Use up leftover summer squash, eggplant, avocado, spinach, pepitas, tomatillos, bell peppers, and more with this amazingly healthy and flavorful taco recipe. Jackfruit Taquitos With Avocado Cucumber Salsa. And to finish off this recipe roundup, here is an amazing party trick that I absolutely love. Unripened jackfruit, when cooked properly, essentially turns into carnitas, or pulled pork, or chicken it really just depends on how you sauce and season it. These taquitos from Fo Reals Life will fool your most vegetable averse friends or even picky kids. Meatless Meals For Busy Families. Good Friday is a day of fasting and penance for many Christians who commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ through offerings, such as foregoing meat. This dietary restriction has been associated with spirituality since the seventh century and is still practiced today during Lent when Christians refrain from meat consumption on the holy days during Lent. However, just because youre not having meat this Good Friday, doesnt mean you have to miss out on flavorful food dishes. Enjoy a healthy, meatless meal that will even have a meat lover salivating with our round up of the six most quick and easy meatless meals for busy families. Creamed Asparagus and Hard Cooked Eggs 3. Minutes. Eggs are considered the fallback Lenten food for Catholic families who stumble on what to prepare for Lent. They are quick, easy, and economical, packed with 6 grams of protein. Yield 4 servings Creamed AsparagusEgg. Ingredients 1 lb. Cream Sauce 3 tablespoons butter. Preparation Cook asparagus spears in salted water until tender but not mushy. Drain and keep warm. Meanwhile, make the cream sauce by melting butter in a small saucepan or skillet. Add flour, stirring and cooking for about 1 minute. Add milk and whisk until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes just under the boil. To serve, if using toasted bread, place 1 slice on each of 4 plates. Arrange 14 of the asparagus spears on top, followed by 1 sliced hard cooked egg. Then ladle sauce across the top. Pass the rest of the sauce at table. Recipe courtesy of All Recipes. Roast Salmon with Broccoli Rabe and Quinoa 3. Minutes. This protein and fiber loaded dish is considered to be a nutritional powerhouse meal that will fill you up. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains, which helps prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. The heart healthy dish will keep you and your family energized throughout the fasting holiday. Yield Makes 2 servings. Ingredients 2 2 ounce portions of wild salmon. Preparation 1. Heat oven to 4. Heat a skillet and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When oil is hot, add salmon, seasoned with sea salt, and sear on one side for 3 minutes. Flip over, sear other side for 1 more minute, then remove from pan. Place on baking tray and place in oven for 7 to 8 minutes. Drain excess oil from skillet, heat skillet again. Add remaining olive oil and saut garlic for 1 minute. Turn heat down to medium. Place broccoli rabe in pan, add 14 cup water, cover, and steam for 2 minutes. Serve greens with salmon on top. Serve quinoa as a side dish. Recipe courtesy of Shape. Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers 4. Minutes. Stuffed peppers are a simple all in one meal that includes servings of protein, vegetable, and starch all in one. The colorful all vegetarian meal are a healthy, hearty, and easy way to create a meatless meal on Good Friday or any other day in the year. The stuffed peppers are topped with slices of sharp cheddar cheese, creating a balance between the creamy and spiciness of the dish. Yield Makes 4 servings 1 pepper half per servingIngredients 2 bell peppers, any color. Preparation Cut peppers in half remove seeds. Place in a shallow baking dish, cut side down. Bake in preheated 4. Boil 34 cups water in a medium sized saucepan. Stir in rice return to boil. Reduce heat to low cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in salsa, beans and corn, and mix lightly. Add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Fill baked peppers with rice mixture cover with foil. Bake in preheated 4. Uncover and top with cheese slices. Continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is hot. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Recipe courtesy of The Comfort of Cooking. Good Friday Veggie Burgers 4. Minutes. Veggie burgers on Good Friday are an excellent substitute for meat and create the illusion that youre eating a hamburger. The caramelized onion veggie burger delivers 1. This meal is a way to provide the family, especially the kids, meat like meals in the home while also staying fit and healthy. Yield Makes 8 burgers serving size 1 burgerIngredients 1 large garlic clove, chopped. Fresh basil leaves optionalPreparation 1. Pulse first 3 ingredients in food processor until finely chopped. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat in a skillet turn down to medium, and cook onion, stirring occasionally, about 1. Add mushroom mixture, and cook, stirring, about 2 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Remove from heat, and let cool. Stir cooled mushroom mixture into lentils, and combine with next 3 ingredients through salt until well combined. Form mixture into 6 patties about 12 cup each. Put cornmeal on a shallow plate, and coat burgers evenly. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, and cook burgers about 3 minutes or until golden brown on underside. Flip burgers, and top with cheese. Cook about 3 minutes more or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve burgers on buns topped with tomato and basil, if desired. Recipe courtesy of Yummly. Baja Fish Taco 5. Minutes. These fish tacos will give a kick of flavor even to the pickiest of eaters, and those who do not even like fish. Fish is a rich source of protein and contains heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids that will keep you and your family healthy during this fast. Yield Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 2 cups shredded red cabbage. Salt. 13 cup sour cream. Vegetable oil, for frying. Preparation In a medium bowl, toss the cabbage, cilantro, 14 cup salsa and salt to taste. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and remaining 3 tablespoons salsa. Set both aside. In a shallow dish, whisk together the cornmeal and 1 tablespoon salt. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs with a fork. Coat the fish slices in the cornmeal, then in the egg, then in the cornmeal again, and place on a plate. In a medium cast iron or other heavy skillet, pour the oil to a depth of 1 12 inches and heat over medium heat until the surface ripples, about 2 minutes. Add about a third of the fish slices to the skillet and cook, turning once, until golden, 3 4 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with the remaining fish slices. In a large skillet, warm the tortillas on both sides over high heat. Spread about 1 teaspoon sour cream sauce on a tortilla, then top with a few pieces fish and a heaping spoonful of the slaw and fold over. Repeat with the remaining tacos. Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray Magazine.