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​Including vegetarian diets in meal planning does not have to be difficult, nor do vegetarian burgers need to be served at every meal. These products are helpful in adding variety to the menu, but plenty of other vegetarian options are less expensive and even healthier. The following lists are meant to help you start brainstorming creative vegetarian menu options. Add to these lists as you discover other appropriate items that are popular with students. These menu suggestions will appeal to many students, vegetarians and non-v​egetarians alike.

  • Fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Smoothies
  • Fresh fruit
  • Cottage cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Waffles/whole grain waffles
  • Pancakes (buttermilk, buckwheat, etc.)
  • Bagels
  • English muffins with peanut butter
  • Eggs/Omelets
  • Vegetarian sausage patties (MorningStar Farms, Boca, etc.)
  • Vegetarian bacon (MorningStar Farms, Boca, etc.)
  • Cheese or vegetable pizza (with low-fat cheese)
  • Bean burrito
  • Black bean and cheese enchilada
  • Cheese or vegetable lasagna
  • Vegetarian chili
  • Greek salad
  • Chinese mixed vegetables and rice
  • Fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli
  • Ravioli in a tomato sauce
  • Plant sandwiches (sandwiches with a variety of grilled vegetables- mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, etc.)
  • Chile rellenos
  • Eggplant parmesan
  • Egg foo yung
  • Cheese or black bean quesadillas
  • Beans and rice
  • Vegetable fajitas
  • Sloppy Joes made with soy meat substitute (Veggie Crumbles)
Veget​arian Recipes and​ Resources

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