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Updated: Jan 14, 2021

By Lauren Balster

Ever since becoming vegetarian about a year and a half ago, I’ve been asked this question countless times: “So… what do you eat?” And this isn’t a bad question!

It was pretty difficult at first to adjust to a vegetarian lifestyle and all it entails. Sometimes the restaurants you and your friends visit don’t really have any options besides...salad. Other times you’ll go a family potluck and the only thing for you to eat once again is…salad.

Don’t get me wrong, salads are great; however, sometimes that’s just not what you’re in the mood for!

Despite these dine-out difficulties that may arise, cooking for yourself doesn’t have to be hard! I am going to give you all some of my go-to vegetarian recipes that take less than 10 minutes to prepare and will leave you feeling satisfied!

1. Mediterranean wrap

Smear hummus onto a tortilla wrap. Add spinach, tomato, red onion and feta and fry it on a skillet. Cook until the wrap is a bit crispy & you’re done!

2. I’ll call this one my Tik Tok sandwich because I saw this recipe on Tik Tok!

First, you toast your bread and mash up half of an avocado on one side. Then create a chickpea spread (1/3 c. chickpeas, 2 tbsp feta, 1-2 tsp. olive oil, lemon squeezed on top and salt & pepper to taste) for the other side of the bread. Then add a few cucumbers, sprouts and honey before combining the two sides together. (Very delish!)

3. Banana pancakes!!

Just blend vanilla oat milk, oats and a banana in a blender for the batter and cook on a skillet like you would normal pancakes. Top with fruit for a yummy breakfast!

4. Naan Bread Pizza

Guys, this is so simple! I make them all the time! Just get some naan bread and spread your pizza sauce on top along with cheese and your favorite veggies (I love tomato, spinach and red onion.) Then cook for eight minutes at 425°.

5. Unwrapped Sushi.

I used to get Sushi Nara’s avocado cucumber asparagus roll AT LEAST once a week. R.I.P. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t make my own variation! Cook some rice and top it with avocado, cucumber, asparagus, cream cheese, soy sauce and voila! If you close your eyes, you’re eating one of Nara’s rolls.

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