10 Veggie-Heavy Weeknight Meals

10 Veggie-Heavy Weeknight Meals

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Sheela Prakash
Oct 12, 2017
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You don't have to be a vegetarian to appreciate the goodness eating a meal full of veggies brings. We love squeezing more of them into whatever we happen to be cooking up, even if meat is in the equation as well. These 10 dinners make colorful produce the center of the plate and they're quick and easy enough for the busiest of weeknights. Some skip the meat, others don't — but regardless, they're all worthy of adding to your dinner roster.

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1. Roasted Cauliflower & Lentil Bowl with Sweet Potato Hummus

This meal in a bowl contains layer upon layer of good-for-you veggies, legumes, and seeds. The homemade hummus comes together quickly as the lentils cook.

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2. Curried Veggie Galette

Using store-bought pie crust means this savory galette couldn't be easier to make. Also, feel free to swap in any veggies in your crisper drawer instead of the ones called here.

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3. Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

All the meaty, cheesy goodness of lasagna is stuffed into spaghetti squash halves for a vegetable-forward dinner that's also gluten-free.

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4. Broccoli and Kale Caesar Salad

This twist on classic Caesar salad is made vegan with a cashew cream-based dressing. No matter what diet it fulfills, though, it's a winning dinner.

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5. Potsticker Stir-Fry

Keep a package of potstickers in the freezer so you can whip up this easy meal whenever the mood strikes, which we think will be quite often.

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6. Skillet Eggplant Parm

This take on eggplant Parmesan is not only more streamlined, but it's also a bit better for you since it skips the frying.

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7. Easy Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

Sure, you can use regular rice, but swapping in cauliflower rice will only boost your veggie intake for the day, which is always a win.

8. Rainbow Pizza

This is a fun, extra-colorful way to bring more vegetables to the table, which means it's definitely kid-approved.

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9. Kale and Black Bean Tacos with Chimichurri

Definitely save any leftover herby chimichurri from this recipe and toss roasted vegetables with it the next day to give them a jolt of flavor.

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10. Bean, Bacon, and Butternut Squash Soup with Swiss Chard

This vegetable-heavy soup only calls for a couple of slices of bacon to add smoky richness that will definitely make everyone reach for seconds.

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