7 Great Foods For Vegetarians To Eat

4 December 2021

Who isn’t curious about great foods for vegetarians to eat? In this article, we present seven of them for you to consider, especially if you’re exploring other options for eating.

Welcome to this article in our Vegetarian Food Focus- First Look Series.

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Before we begin, here is the list of the 7 great foods for vegetarians to eat.

    1. Pani Puri
    2. Flying Vegan Harvest
    3. Calcium-fortified yoghurt and plant milk
    4. Vegan Seaweed Foods
    5. Brussel Sprouts
    6. Jackfruit Tacos
    7. Black & Bleu Burger

Introduction – 7 Great Foods For Vegetarians To Eat

Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean that you need to stick to the everyday salads that most food places offer.

Many wholesome vegan diets exist, so you can fully tap into all the benefits of this plant-based diet. 

So whether you just decided to go vegetarian or have already joined the vegetarian society and have run out of recipes, you have searched for the right article. 

We walk you through 7 great foods for vegetarians to eat, the ingredients you need, how long it takes to prepare/cook and the meals’ nutritional value.


01. Pani Puri

Pani Puri will leave you contented and help you celebrate the rich Indian culture through food.

It’s a deep-fried crisp round flatbread packed with vitamin C and A, healthy fats, proteins, dietary fibres (that help with constipation), and essential minerals such as Potassium and Sodium. 

You’ll need about 1.5 hrs to cook this hearty meal thoroughly. 

Pani Puri Ingredients

    • Cauliflower rice or whole wheat flour
    • Potatoes
    • Cucumbers
    • Sprouted chicken peas
    • Puri masala
    • Date paste

02- Flying Vegan Harvest

A bowl of Flying Vegan Harvest, this mouthwatering dish will provide you with 1000 calories, enough to supply you with all the daily energy you need.

You can either choose to fry, boil or steam the ingredients during the preparation of this nutrient-rich dish. Just take a look at the ingredients below.

The cooking time is approximately 40 minutes.

Flying Vegan Harvest Ingredients

    • Vegan miso broth
    • Soy meat
    • Bean sprouts
    • Tofu
    • Broccolini
    • Green and red onions, crunchy garlic
    • Thick Ramen noodles

03. Calcium-fortified yoghurt and plant milk made from soy or hemp plants

Most plant-based diets lack enough calcium, which promotes bone strength and development.

Ensuring that you regularly take a glass of calcium-fortified yoghurt and plant milk at least once per day will help to ensure your bones stay strong and healthy. 

Extra tip; Choose the unsweetened version of plant milk and yoghurt to help keep your blood sugar levels in check.

Always buy products that have an additional vitamin D and Vitamin B12 for a more balanced diet.


04. Vegan Seaweed Foods

Try incorporating the seaweeds below in your meal plan for a single serving packed with enough vitamin B12 and K, iron, magnesium, iodine, and proteins.

    • Dulse – Loaded with minerals that help maintain stable blood pressure and keep your bones healthy and strong. Best served in soups or sprinkled over salads to add flavour and saltiness.
    • Kelp – Filled with iodine that aids promote your thyroid gland function. PS; do not overeat this dish as it may cause you to get iodine toxicity
    • Hijiki – Hijiki is the perfect substitute for dairy products like milk and yoghurt. For a crunchier feel in your food or salads, try sprinkling some of these seaweeds on top.
    • Kombu – For a mushroom-like taste, try this seaweed as it’s sure not to disappoint you. Kombu contains fucoxanthin (a pigment) that directly helps break down fats in your body, thus preventing you from gaining weight.

05. Brussel Sprouts with Cheese

Choline, an essential nutrient vital for neuron communication and in the formation of cell membranes in our body, is usually unmentioned.

For most of us, non-vegans also included, this nutrient is not supplied enough in our bodies due to our choice of diet. 

But making Brussel sprouts for your lunch or dinner will automatically solve your choline deficiency issues. 

Additional nutritional value of this dish includes; Vitamin K, C and A, folate, proteins and dietary carbohydrates.

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vegetarian-food-brussels-sprouts-casserole

Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

    • Brussel sprouts
    • Pine nuts
    • Cheese (preferably cream cheese and grated Parmesan)
    • Balsamic vinegar

Cook time;20 minutes to 1 hour


06. Jackfruit Tacos

For an ideal fruit and spices combo, try and treat yourself with a jackfruit taco.

This mouthwatering vegetarian burger will take around 30 mins to prepare once you get a grip on this recipe. 

Jackfruit Tacos Ingredients

    • Jack fruit(s)
    • Yellow bell pepper
    • Ripe Mango
    • Sauce of your choosing
    • Powdered garlic and paprika
    • Chives
    • Corn tortilla

Shredded cabbage (preferably use purple cabbage)

Extra tip; Accompany this wholesome treat with a glass of orange or lemon juice.

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vegetarian-foods-jackfruit-tacos

07. Black & Bleu Burger

Indulge in a vegetarian burger comprised of shiitake bacon (smoky and crispy mushrooms), lettuce, freshly sliced tomatoes, pickled red or green onions, and cashew nut bleu cheese.

It takes around 15 minutes to prepare this scrummy and tasty burger.

Dine Big! Diversify your Vegetarian diet today!

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Conclusion – 7 Great Foods For Vegetarians To Eat

Challenge yourself today and make some Black and Bleu Burger or a jackfruit taco for a quick afternoon snack. Also, indulge in a bowl of steamed or fried Brussel sprouts, Pani puri, and seaweeds for a wholesome lunch or dinner.

Why not, for breakfast, begin your day with a glass of fortified plant milk and yoghurt made from soy and hemp plants?

 If you have any thoughts you’d like to share, leave them in the comments below.

Don McDonald

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