MyPlate-Inspired Vegetarian Recipes
Protein has many important functions in the body and is essential for growth and maintenance. MyPlate recommends that vegetarians build meals around protein sources that are naturally low in fat, such as beans, lentils, and rice, instead of overloading meals with high-fat cheeses to replace the meat.
First up are Supercrunch Tofu Tacos. Pickled daikon radishes and carrots plus a spicy Sriracha sauce set these Asian-inspired tacos apart. Pan-sautéed cashews lend meaty crunch to this vegetarian dish.
Nutty whole grains make a perfect bed for a bowl of saucy winter veggies. If you have trouble finding kabocha squash, an acorn or butternut variety is an easy, just-as-delicious substitute.