There’s no doubt about it: Being a vegetarian is easier than ever. Walk in nearly any restaurant or grocery store these days, and you’ll see an expanding selection of meat-free options that appeal to meat-eaters and herbivores alike. And not only can it be healthier to eat less meat in your diet, but it is also good for our planet. You can reduce your carbon footprint and save money in the process with these 32 veggie-heavy meals. Trust us: Even the biggest carnivores won’t miss a thing.

1. The Meat Lover’s Black Bean Burger: Find out how to make this burger, and then serve it with these Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries. It’s the perfect go-to weekend meal when you want something a little less heavy than the usual. (Photo via Parisa Soraya)

2. Thai-Style Vegetable Curry: Looking for a mini tropical vacay on a rainy day? This soup is just the thing. (Photo via Rae Steinbach)

3. Arugula, Brie and Mushroom Pasta: Say hello to the perfect quick pasta pick-me-up. The combo of brie and mushrooms is to die for. (Photo via Judy Holtz)

4. Hearty Vegetarian Sweet Potato Lentil Stew: This big bowl of yum is filling, full of flavor and loaded with complex carbs and protein. (Photo via Sarah Silbiger)

5. Homemade Veggie Chorizo: Spice up your next weeknight with this hot and oh-so-yummy “sausage.” Serve it with pasta, breakfast or your next casserole. (Photo via Maggie Gorman)

6. Apple Chickpea Hash: Fruits, veggies and legumes in a protein-packed powerhouse meal? Yes, please! (Photo via Kendra Valkema)

7. Simple Berry Salad: If you are looking for a perfect light breakfast recipe, be sure to whip this up with a dollop of this delish vegan Coconut Whipped Cream. (Photo via Hannah Lin)

8. Warm Quinoa Salad With Cumin Lime Vinaigrette: Get ready to say bye-bye to plain ol’ pasta salad. This side puts a much-needed fresh twist on ancient grains. (Photo via Julia Maguire)

9. Broccoli Parmesan Pasta: Believe it or not, this scrumptious meal can be on your table in under 20 minutes. (Photo via Katherine Baker)

10. Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos: Taco Tuesdays get an upgrade with this healthy alternative. Add some 30-minute no-bake vegan taco meat for an even heartier meal. (Photo via Ali Toes)

11. Beet and Barley Risotto: It’s 50 shades of beet red, y’all. Whip up this tantalizing recipe for your next BBQ. (Photo via Julie Kahng)

12. Lemon Quinoa With Peas: Bored with your usual salad? This lovely springtime delight is just the thing to mix up your weekday lunch routine. (Photo via Kelda Baljon)

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13. Homemade Vegan Oreo Pancakes: This is like cookies for breakfast, only better and more socially acceptable. #YASS (Photo via Abigail Wang)

14. Homemade Sushi: DIY sushi just got a whole lot easier. Just select tofu, your favorite veggies and avocado as your filling, and you’re good to go. While you’re at it, make some quick and healthy miso soup to round out the meal. (Photo via Eva Chen)


15. Cheesy Vegan Pasta: We’d make a cheese-y joke, but instead, we’ll just present you with this epic recipe. (Photo via Katherine Baker)


16. Banana Blender Muffins With Peanut Butter Crumb Topping: Find out the quick and tasty vegan way to make breakfast for the whole week right here. (Photo via Katherine Baker)

17. Creamy Vegan Avocado Pesto Sauce: For a quickie pesto fix, blend up this avo-enhanced recipe. After one taste, you won’t even want to go back to the real thing. (Photo via Mulin Xiong)

18. Maple Glazed Stuffed Squash: Squash makes for the perfect edible bowl. Fill it however you like, but we are partial to this hearty grain-and-veggie mix. (Photo via Kendra Valkema)

19. Six-Ingredient Avocado Egg Rolls: These yummy rolls prove that less really is more. Nosh ’em as a delish appetizer or a great midday snack. (Photo via Sarah Silbiger)


20. The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread: We never met breakfast bread we didn’t like. Before you cover your keyboard in drool, head out to get the ingredients for this scrumptious loaf. (Photo via Katherine Baker)

21. Coconut Black Bean Stew: This flavorful stew nourishes body and soul. It’s the perfect mix of creamy, bean-y and yummy. (Photo via Keah Hansen)

22. Quinoa Salad With Roasted Beets and Pear: If you’re looking for an elegant lunch or dinner salad, look no further. (Photo via Katherine Baker)

23. Summer Chopped Salad: For a veggie fix, make this delicious green salad. Be sure to round it out with these Coriander Roasted Carrots. (Photo via Elizabeth Layman)


24. Copycat P.F. Chang’s Fried Rice: As the quintessential weeknight meal, fried rice has a special place in our hearts. Serve it up with these light and healthy summer rolls for the ultimate dinner. (Photo via Amanda Shulman)

25. Grilled Caprese Sandwich: Sounds fancy, looks fancy and tastes fancy. Plus it’s easy peasy! (Photo via Abigail Wilkins)


26. DIY Gnocchi: Why? Because restaurants are expensive and this is better. We are lovin’ the veggie-to-pasta ratio here. (Photo via Lauren Kaplan)

27. Clean Mac and Cheese: This recipe will have you tossing your Easy Mac to the wind. (Photo via Amanda Shulman)

28. Eggplant Chickpea Stew: Looking for a satisfying soup for cold winter (or summer) days? We’ve got just the thing. (Photo via Amanda Shulman)

29. Easy Indian Curry: Get your curry in a hurry with this easy recipe. (Photo via Vinita Saggurti)

30. Healthy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes: Because why bake once when you can bake twice? (Photo via Connie Fan)

31. Mixed Vegetable Tofu Stir-fry: Forget takeout! This is way better (and healthier). (Photo via Danny Schuleman)


32. Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad: This salad will have you drooling all over your big bowl of plants. Give it a whirl and get ready to add it to the weekly rotation. (Photo via Katherine Baker)

Know any other amazing vegetarian recipes? Let us know in the comments!