Kid Friendly vegetarian ideas
My 5 year old is not a big fan of meat. He does like fish, however. I'm trying to find some new vegetarian ideas to add to our dinner rotation. Prefer ideas without pasta, as I've got that pretty well covered. And no egg based dishes...he won't eat quiche or similar dishes. He loves fruits and veggies.
We used the Food & Wine red lentil patty recipe first time we made them:
We now also do a pan-fried version. Have subbed other cooked/mashed beans/ lentils. Once you have a good mixture and feel for how things are supposed to feel/hold together it's hard to go wrong.
Good luck and happy eating!
My son loves falafal. Dipped in hummus or wrapped in a pita w/ Tzitzki.
He also loves zucchini or sweet potatoe fries dipped in curry catsup.
Couple others that are on regular rotation:
Creamy cauliflower soup
Black bean soup
Cold melon soup
Roasted cauliflower dipped in raita
Enchiladas or burritos made with black beans and cheese
Potato and zucchini pancakes with sour cream
There are SO many delicious veg meals you can make!
This thread has some great ideas for veggie patties- i like a veggie patty ontop of a big salad with avocado and chopped veggies for a quick dinner, and i often use veggie burger recipes to make meatless balls i then use for tacos/salads/soup etc
This coconut milk cashew curry is delicious, and even better the next day:
These stewed beans with polenta make a hearty meal, i would add a side of veggies
Modify the spice level for this quick tofu stirfry:
This post from serious eats has some great recipes:
This sweet potato peanut stew is something i make often:
This is the best salad i have made in years, seriously:
The ppk blog is a great resource, her basic tofu scramble is great any meal of the day:
Tempeh is a great high protein whole foods option, use it cubed in your favorite stir fry, or crumbled in recipes like chili or tacos as a ground meat substitute.
This thread has some great veg blogs to refer to for recipe ideas too:
Hope this helps you and your family finds some new favorites :)
Broccoli and cheese
Black beans and rice with fried plantains
Grilled Peaches or Nectarines with cottage cheese
Strawberry and spinach salad with goat cheese, nuts and a raspberry or strawberry dressing
home made fish sticks with tarter sauce and fries.
what about trying grilled shrimp if he likes fish?
Caprese salad, Watermelon and Tomato Salad, Avocado and tomato salad
Lobster Roll, Lobster mac and cheese