Hosting a dinner party? Planning a weeknight meal? Need a healthier happy hour appetizer? These five vegetarian recipes are packed with all of the protein and nutrients you need to satisfy a crowd. As an added bonus, they help slim waistlines too!

Everyone can enjoy meat-free dining!

If you’re trying to eat healthier these days, as most of us are, in an attempt to slim those waistlines, you might be struggling to find flavorful recipes for your dinner parties, happy hour at home, or just your weeknight meals. Never fear because we’re here to solve your problem with these five protein-packed, and super colorful, vegetarian recipes! Just because you’re leaving out that greasy burger, boring chicken again and again, or high-priced steak or seafood doesn’t mean your dishes need to lack flavor, color, texture, and overall deliciousness!

A budget-friendly protein source for vegetarian recipes.

MorningStar Farms® offers a variety of meat-free products that you can add to every day recipes to “skinny them up” without sacrificing flavor. From burger patties, to chorizo, to chick’n nuggets, this product line has something for all of your recipe needs. Need breakfast food? They’ve got you covered with far less calories. Looking for the perfect happy hour appetizer? Turn to MorningStar Farms® for a less-fat option. Morning, noon, or night, this brand is the exact thing you’ve been looking for to achieve slim waistlines and more flavor than you ever imagined possible!

5 Must-Try Vegetarian Recipes you’ll love:

With or without the shell, these Vegetarian Taco Salad Bowls are completely versatile and perfect for dinner parties. Simply grill your MorningStar® Farms Quarter Pound Veggie Burgers and set everything out for your guests to build their own bowl!

Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or fancy Sunday brunch, everyone will love these Vegetarian Chorizo Egg Bites! These tasty egg bites use MorningStar Farms® Chorizo Crumbles to get their feisty flavor. They are so rich and tasty, no one has to know they’re vegetarian at all!

These Vegetarian Chorizo Taco Puff Pastry Bites are sure to wow your guests. This delicious appetizer features MorningStar Farms® Chorizo Crumbles topped with all of your favorite taco toppings. Easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes making them perfect for last-minute guests!

Looking for something a little bit heartier for your dinner guests? These Greek-Inspired Veggie Burger Pitas are exactly what you’re looking for! Layer your pita with lettuce and tomatoes, top with your MorningStar Farms® Meat Lovers Burgers, and add a generous drizzle of tzatziki to complete the sandwich.

This Chorizo and Black Bean Chili is a flavorful, 30-minute meal perfect for a busy weeknight. Lower in fat and calories than your traditional chili recipe, a bowl of this vegetarian chili will warm you up on a cold night without broadening your waistline!

We hope you love these 5 Vegetarian Recipes as much as we do. If you enjoyed these lighter options, be sure to stop by the MorningStar Farms® Site to find more easy recipes like them. Enjoy!

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