Vegetarian Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Love

5 Vegetarian Meals That'll Have 'Meatatarians' Second-Guessing Their Eating Habits

Vegetarian, pescatarian, or even if you are a "meatatarian," these meals will expand your palate.


While being in college, I've tried cooking various different foods. Let's be honest, nobody likes dining hall food all the time. When cooking your own food, it can get expensive, especially if you eat a lot of meat.

These recipes are easy to make and very healthy for balanced eating:

1. Hummus Vegetable Wrap.

Ingredients-Serves one.

¼ Avocado

¼ Bell pepper

½ Black beans

½ Cucumber

½ Carrot, medium

1 cup Spinach

2 tbsp Hummus

½ cup Brown Rice

1 Tortilla, whole wheat or gluten-free

2. Quinoa Chili.

Ingredients - Serves six.

1 can Black beans

1 cup Corn, frozen

4 cloves Garlic

1 (7 oz) Green chiles

2 cans Tri-colored beans

1 Onion

2 cans Fire roasted tomatoes

2 cups Tomatoes

1 cup Quinoa , cooked

2 tbsp Chili powder

2 tsp Paprika

1 tbsp Olive oil

2 tsp Cumin

1 cup Water

1 cup Cheese

1 tsp Salt and Pepper

Hot sauce (optional)

3. Burrito Bowl.

Ingredients - Serves two.

1 can Black beans

1 Sweet Potato, cooked

1 cup Corn, frozen

¼ Onion

½ Lime

½ Avocado

¼ Green bell pepper

1 head Romaine Lettuce

½ cup Cilantro

1 cup White rice

½ Cheese

1 tsp Rosemary

1 tsp Basil

1 tsp Salt and Pepper

Hot sauce (optional)

Sour cream (optional)

4. Pesto Tortellini with Vegetables.

Ingredients - Serves three.

1 box Cheese tortellini, dry

½ Yellow Zucchini

½ Zucchini

2 cups Spinach

½ Onion

½ Corn, frozen

¼ Green bell pepper

¼ Red bell pepper

1 Tomatoes

3 tbsp Pesto

5. Strawberry and Cucumber Spinach Salad.

Ingredients - Serves two.

6 cups Spinach

1 cup Strawberries

1 cup English Cucumbers

3 oz Feta cheese

¼ Walnuts or almonds, toasted

¼ Olive oil, extra virgin

1 tsp Salt and pepper

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How To Order Vegan Like A Boss At Dutch Bros.

Coffee is a plant. And plant eaters need their fix, too.

Recently, at my local Dutch Brothers Coffee stand (shoutout to Monmouth Dutch Bros.!) they put up a sign with allergen information, to make it easier for the gluten, soy, and lactose intolerant.

Not only is this considerate as all get out, it also makes it immensely easier to order as someone who eats a plant-based diet.

Which is just the most obnoxious way of saying that I'm a vegan.

Now that this information is available at stands, it's much easier for my fellow herbivores to make delicious new combos without worrying about accidentally ingesting milk or eggs. But I'll make it even easier: here are my favorite vegan orders at Dutch.

1. Mochas

The chocolate sauce is dairy free! Rejoice! Flavored mochas are so creamy and delicious... Especially with coconut milk (it has the most fat content of their alternative milks).

Here are a few of my favorites:

"Grasshopper" (dark chocolate and creme de menthe)

"Double Torture" (vanilla mocha with two extra shots)

"Black Forest" (dark chocolate and cherry)

And last, there's no name for this one, but an English Toffee Mocha is to die for.

2. Iced teas

As long as you avoid the occasional special with white chocolate thrown in, you should be good here. However, they can be quite sweet and if you're like me, that's not ideal.

In general, my tip is to order half sweet, but here are my two favorite, less sickly sweet orders:

A plain, pink grapefruit green tea

"Ray of Sunshine" (blackberry, peach, and grapefruit)

3. Lattes

Now, with no sauce (chocolate, caramel or otherwise) these will be less creamy, but also less sweet! If that's your dig, here you go:

"Nutty Irishman" (Irish cream and hazelnut)

"Amaretto" (almond and cherry)

"Islander" (chocolate macadamia nut, vanilla, and coconut)

4. Chai

Now, this is where it gets tricky. If you believe honey is vegan, then you're good to go; if you're not on the honey train, then chai is a no-go for you.

But for those who love themselves some bee-juice, I have two words for you: dirty chai. (A chai with espresso shots tossed in.)

It's a plain and simple drink you can get anywhere and adds no sugary syrup. Frankly, the Dutch chai is sweet enough, you really don't need any flavors added. However, I find that I do need the added espresso shots to balance it out. Plus, you get that added caffeine kick, and who doesn't love that?

Hopefully, this gives you some ideas for next visit, so you can do more than the (very safe) soy vanilla latte. Go forth and caffeinate!

Cover Image Credit: Monmouth Dutch Bros. | Instagram

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42 People Told Me NOT To Do The Fruitarian Diet

but I'm doing it anyways.


On Monday I posted an Instagram poll asking if I should try the Fruitarian diet. 42 people said “no way Jose". And to be honest that's the most engagement I've ever had on an Instagram poll, but after some research, I've decided to try it anyway.

The fruitarian diet is a subcategory or veganism. It is based around eating only fruits (and nuts for protein). Depending on how strict you are, some people don't even eat fruit that was picked from the tree, they'll only eat it if it fell off the tree naturally.

However, I've decided to try my own form of fruitarianism for the month of May to see how it affects my body and all around health.

For the month of May, I will be only eating fruit, nuts, and veggies. No extra sugar added, especially since fruit already carries a lot of natural sugar. Since I am not vegan though, once or twice a week I will eat chicken, turkey, or any other kind of white meat. Always baked or grilled with olive oil (which is part of fruitarianism).

I will also be following a strict exercise regiment.

Going against the advice of 42 people is quite scary, but it's all in the name of science... sorta.

Check back in June to see how fruitarianism affected me.

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