For previous meat-eaters, becoming a vegetarian can require some re-imagination of how to compose a meal. Part of that transition is figuring out what ingredients to have on hand. This article recommends 11 items in particular to make vegetarian meal composition a breeze.
Grains such as bulgur or quinoa can be made into veggie burgers or used as stuffing. Tofu and beans are incredibly versatile. Tempeh is a fermented, less processed version of tofu, and works well as a substitute for ground meat. Lentils do as well. Nuts are good for snacking. Nutritional yeast can add cheesy flavor to any dish. Vegetable stock is good to have on hand. Vegetables recommended for their nutrition and versatility are leafy greens, red onions, and tomatoes.
- Switching to vegetarian diet needs a mental adjustment.
- Every Kitchen needs to be stocked in accordance to preference, taste and allergies.
- Quinoa is an excellent filler for veggie burgers and anything that might needs to be stuffed.
“…Seeds (especially sunflower) and nuts (almonds, walnuts, and cashews) can be a great source of protein.”
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11 Essential Ingredients Every New Vegetarian Should Have On Hand