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7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Meat Eaters Will Love

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Whether you're trying to stick to "Meatless Mondays" to guarantee your family has one healthy meal each week, or you're looking to spice things up with a few fresh dinner ideas, this list of vegetarian dinners is guaranteed to satisfy. Not so long ago, vegetarians were limited to eating gnarly veggie burgers and soup, but with the help of the internet thousands of tasty recipes are at your fingertips.

Even if you can't imagine life without bacon, it does everyone good to sneak in an extra serving of vegetables now and again.

Start with this list of healthy dinners, then the possibilities are endless!

1. Gnocchi with mushrooms and blue cheese

If you want to impress your guests at your next dinner party, look no further. The creamy goat cheese fresh gnocchi and herbs combine to make a dish that sounds complicated, but cooks in less than half and hour. All you need is one pot and one pan.

2. Italian stir fry

We guarantee your family will feel pure 'amore' the moment they sample this dish. Pasta dishes are one of the simplest ways to cut meat out of your diet, and you won't miss it thanks to the fresh veggies mixed into this unconventional stir fry. Make extra and you'll have a tasty lunch for tomorrow!

3. Fried Rice

This dish uses egg, but it's easy to modify if you want to make it vegan. Fried rice is the one thing I always have to order when I get Chinese food, and it turns out making it at home is a snap. You can serve this as a side or a healthy dinner for one.

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4. Black bean burgers

I mentioned it myself at the start of this list: veggie burgers get a bad reputation that they don't always deserve. Sure, fast food places will serve up dry, tasteless patties, but this black bean burger is nothing like that. It's easy to make extra and save up, plus you can use these to make mock-beef tacos and other treats.

5. Tortilla soup

Whoever said that soup and vegetarian meals can't be filling has never sampled this Mexican classic. Hot peppers, avocado, queso fresco and tomato sauce make a flavor combination that's muy bien.

6. Pesto fettuccine with roasted squash

Vibrant color, great taste, this dish has both - and lots more. It's a snap to throw together on busy nights, because you can do the prep the day before and then toss everything together. The beauty is that no matter how rushed you are, the combination of the pasta, pesto sauce and baked squash will always be a winner.

7. Weeknight enchiladas

We call them "weeknight" enchiladas for a reason. Generous helpings of the special sauce poured over the cheesy tortillas will make you fall in love with this dish. Skip the cilantro if you prefer, but don't forget the re-fried beans!

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