Go Vegetarian One Day a Week

The eighth Healthy Habits challenge: Go meatless one day a week for all three meals.

Best Vegetarian Restaurant Menus

Going meatless can be a delicious change of pace when you dine out on tasty vegetarian offerings at these chain restaurants. Text: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD and Karen Ansel, MS, RD

Best Vegetarian Meals

Best Vegetarian Meals

We set out to sample meatless meals at fast food and casual restaurants in order to find establishments that do justice to vegetarian diners by creating at least one or two scrumptious non-meat options. We’re not talking about shops that slap a prepackaged name brand veggie burger between a bun, but places that create their own meatless magic.

Our goal: Entrées with at least 10 to15 grams of protein and 1,000 milligrams of sodium or less. (Daily sodium limits set at 2,300 milligrams, so this puts you just a little over a third of a day’s allowance.) For calories: 500 to 700, or a third a day’s allowance. Saturated fat: less is best, with 17 grams as the maximum daily limit, preferably not all at one meal.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté