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Discover the Top 5 Vegetarian Recipes

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When eating a vegetarian diet it is important to eat a variety of foods in order to meet your daily calorie needs. What follows is a sample of delicious an nutritious vegetarian meals from salads to an Asian-inspired stir-fry.

1. Roasted Kumara Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
S. Wongkaew
"Kumara" is also known as "sweet potato." In this recipe it is roasted and served with crisp romaine lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, crumbled feta and pinenuts. For some extra protein add a handful of macadamia nuts or flaked almonds.

2. Tofu & Vegetable Stir-fry

Tofu and Vegetable Stir-fry
S. Wongkaew
Tofu is a great substitute for chicken in this vegetable stir-fry. In this recipe the tofu is stir-fried with fragrant shitake mushrooms and crunchy sugar snap peas in a garlic, ginger soy sauce.

3. Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad
S. Wongkaew
The salad consists of penne pasta mixed with roasted vegies including eggplant, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, green peppers and asparagus. The vegetables are topped with crumbled feta and a balsamic, olive oil dressing. For an even healthier option, try replacing white pasta with whole wheat pasta.

4. Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad
S. Wongkaew
Start off the morning with something healthy and easy to prepare -- a tropical fruit salad with a side of passionfruit and wild honey yogurt. Fresh fruit provides us with important vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, water and phytochemicals. It is recommended that we eat between 5 to 9 servings of fresh fruit each day. With this delicious breakfast, you'll be well on your way to consuming your daily dose of goodness.

5. Macadamia Pesto Pasta

Macadamia Nut Pesto Pasta
S. Wongkaew
This simple and flavor-packed pesto is made using the native Australian Macadamia nut. The delicious nut lends its rich crunch well to this Italian favorite. Macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fats and protein and contain no cholesterol. They also contain a wide range of minerals including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.

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