VegetarianDietFilter: Please help me stock my fridge with pre-cooked and/or raw meals and meal components for a vegetarian trying to kick processed/junk foods ... and who doesn't like tofu, seitan, or hummus.
My 15-year-old son B wants to eat healthy and build strength/endurance for running/lifting etc. He is healthy & slim by nature but has been a beige-itarian since he was small and wants to kick the bread/sugar habit.
He doesn't care for the standard non-meat protein staples but does eat eggs & dairy so I keep the following in the fridge:
the makings of cheese quesadillas
There are other staples in the fridge for his omnivore brother but B's options are very dairy-focused and I'd like to add some pre-cooked things for him to reheat after school or nibble on as snacks. We don't have big family dinners during the week; I try to make lots of things on Sunday for reheating & serving w/a green salad mid-week. That said, I'd like to avoid one-pot meals like chilis and lentil mushes, as they all end up looking like grey gruel. Raw ideas/recipes would be great, esp. as we are headed into summer here.
He knows he needs to develop a taste for tofu/seitan/hummus but in the meantime I'm searching for recipes that don't include those. I am experimenting with:
black bean cakes
variations of hummus that use other beans etc. for dipping
I've looked through the archives and gotten some ideas from these threads:
share your grainless recipes
cheap high-protein recipes
(this thread in particular has been helpful with bean salad ideas but a lot of suggestions are "proteinX
on bread" and bread is his kryptonite so any non-bready suggestions would be welcome)
vegetarian, reheatable, not soup/stews, not sandwiches, not tofu/seitan-based. Yes, my peanut is a very special snowflake indeed.