Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Recipe: Roasted Portobello Sandwich with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tags: fruits and vegetables, grilling, heart healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

This portobello mushroom sandwich is packed with flavor thanks to a mix of tangy, flavorful balsamic vinegar dressing, fresh basil and tomato, red onions and roasted red peppers.


Tofu Meatballs

Recipe: Tofu Italian ‘Meatballs’

Tags: calcium, healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

For a twist on the traditional, try this recipe the next time you crave Italian. You’ll eat fewer calories, less fat and less cholesterol. And as a bonus, the tofu is a good source of calcium.


Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables

Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables

Tags: healthy cooking, healthy eating, Heart Month, Recipes, superfoods, vegetables, vegetarian

This healthy whole grain is subtly spicy and delicious served with fish or chicken.


Vegetable Soup

Recipe: Easy Vegetable Tomato Soup

Tags: healthy diet, healthy eating, Recipes, vegetables, vegetarian

This mixed vegetable soup recipe is versatile -- a perfect way to use your leftover veggies. Any vegetables you have on hand will work so feel free to get creative!


Cauliflower

Recipe: Low-Cal Mashed Cauliflower

Tags: healthy diet, healthy eating, Recipes, vegetables, vegetarian

Love mashed potatoes, but trying to cut calories? Try mashed cauliflower, which has a similar taste and texture for a fraction of the calories.


Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Tags: healthy diet, Recipes, vegetables, vegetarian

Looking for an appetizer with a zing that's still a vegetable? This recipe packs protein and fiber with some spice! Bring to a party, serve as a snack, or use in place of croutons on a salad. The recipe is really simple to make too.


Recipe: Meatless Chili

Recipe: Vegetarian Red Bean Chili

Tags: fall, healthy diet, Recipes, soy, vegetarian

This chili is a hearty, heart-healthy twist on the original -- with soy as a stand-in for meat. The spices, stewed tomatoes and kidney beans give it the illusion of richness, despite the lighter calories and reduced fat content.


Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Recipe: Roasted Broccoli

Tags: healthy diet, Recipes, vegetables, vegetarian

Roasting really brings out the flavor of vegetables – and it is so easy to do. Add to this the nutritional benefits: One cup of chopped broccoli provides 135 percent of your vitamin C for the day and 556 milligrams of potassium!


crispy baked kale chips

Recipe: Crispy, Baked Kale Chips

Tags: food, healthy diet, healthy eating, Recipes, vegetables, vegetarian

No potato chip can beat this crispy snack — it's scrumptious and nutritious. A serving only has 112 calories and you get a whopping 309 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, plus other nutrients!


vegetables

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: ‘Enough’ for Athletes?

Tags: athletes, Competitive Edge, diet, healthy diet, vegan, vegetarian

Last year’s news of pink slime in ground beef has caused many to think twice about eating meat again. But what about athletes? Learn if it is it safe for athletes to follow a meat-free diet.