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38 Healthy Meat Substitutes

From Alternative Cauliflower Sandwiches to Vegan Berry Burgers

— June 4, 2015 — Lifestyle
Meat substitutes provide the chance to make meal time more inclusive. While some dishes are appropriate for barbecue season, others require an indoor dinner setting.

As an alternative to steak, one option is to cook a colossal cauliflower to perfection. This intimation steak is worth throwing on the grill, while alternative vegetarian "meatballs" act as a nutritious accent to gluten-free spaghetti. Though fresh and tasty, meat substitutes are not always vegetable-based. Burgers with a nutty center are found to be just as delicious, while black beans and chickpeas are also included in the meat substitutes category. Protein-packed seeds, beans and legumes form great dishes such as veggie burgers and meatless mince pies.

Whether on the grill or stove, these substitutes are sure to fulfill any vegetarian cravings.
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Vegan Teriyaki Chicken
Vegan Teriyaki Chicken
Gardein's Teriyaki Chick’n Strips Are a Satisfying Meat-Free Alternative
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44
Hearty Beefless Sliders
Hearty Beefless Sliders
The Gardein Beefless Sliders Pack a Protein-Filled Punch
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43
Minty Veggie Burgers
Minty Veggie Burgers
This Delicious Veggie Burger Patty is Made from Hummus and Mint
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42
Meatless Chicken Nuggets
Meatless Chicken Nuggets
The Quorn Chick'N Nuggets Are Meatless And Soy-Free
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41
Peanut Veggie Burgers
Peanut Veggie Burgers
These Spicy Thai Peanut Veggie Burgers Bring the Vegetarians to the Cookout
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40
Meat-Free Mandarin Chicken
Meat-Free Mandarin Chicken
Gardein's Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick'n is Vegan-Friendly
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39
Balsamic-Glazed Cauliflower Wings
Balsamic-Glazed Cauliflower Wings
These Meatless Wings Keep Vegetarians and Flavor in Mind
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38
Bite-Sized Vegan Burgers
Bite-Sized Vegan Burgers
Gardein's Tiny Veggie Burgers Taste Like Chick'n
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37
Imitation Italian Chicken
Imitation Italian Chicken
Gardein's Mock Chicken Filets Channel Classic Italian Flavors
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36
Meatless Mince Pies
Meatless Mince Pies
Quorn's Vegetarian Cottage Pie Recipe Uses a Meat Substitute Instead
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35
Mediterranean Vegetarian Meatballs
Mediterranean Vegetarian Meatballs
This Lentil Bulgur Meatballs Recipe Makes a Tasty Turkish Dish
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34
Spicy Veggie Sliders
Spicy Veggie Sliders
These Black Bean Butternut Vegetarian Sliders Come With Chipotle Ketchup
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33
Porky Salad Toppers
Porky Salad Toppers
Bacon Croutons are Surprisingly Made Without Meat
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32
Alternative Vegetarian Meatballs
Alternative Vegetarian Meatballs
IKEA is Launching a Vegetarian Version of Their Swedish Meatballs
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31
Massive Meat Moratoriums
Massive Meat Moratoriums
Sodexo Meatless Monday Initiative Brings Eco-Friendly Food to Millions
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30
Spicy Chickpea Burgers
Spicy Chickpea Burgers
This Vegetarian Burger Recipe is Extra Crunchy and has Chipotle Ketchup
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29
Breaded Vegan Pockets
Breaded Vegan Pockets
Gardein's Meat-Free Meals Come in a Convenient Portable Pocket
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28
Green Superfood Burgers
Green Superfood Burgers
Dr. Praeger's Healthy Burgers Are Loaded with Leafy Greens, Quinoa & Hemp
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27
Veggie Protein Substitutes
Veggie Protein Substitutes
MorningStar Farms' Hickory BBQ Riblets Doesn't Contain an Ounce of Meat
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26
Lettuce Wrap Burgers
Lettuce Wrap Burgers
This Grain-Free BBQ Alternative Includes a Broccoli and Sweet Potato Burger
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25
Meatless Beet Burgers
Meatless Beet Burgers
This Vegan Recipe is an Alternative to the Classic Beef-Made Meal
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24
Healthy Kid Mini Meals
Healthy Kid Mini Meals
The Veggie Pigs in Blankets is a Simple and Playful Dish for Children
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23
Seasonal Meatless Curries
Seasonal Meatless Curries
This Summer Vegetable Curry Recipe Packs a Ton of Flavor
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22
Vegan Holiday Roasts
Vegan Holiday Roasts
Gardein's Vegetarian Holiday Savoury Stuffed Turk'y is Meatless
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21
Zesty Meatless Strips
Zesty Meatless Strips
These Vegan Meat Strips from Gardein Get a Kick from Chipotle Lime Flavors
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20
Sustainable Swedish Meatballs
Sustainable Swedish Meatballs
IKEA Meatballs Will Now be Meatless to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
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19
Vegan Berry Burgers
Vegan Berry Burgers
The Fugazim is a Great Vegetarian Burger Option That's Full of Flavor
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18
Guiltless Vegan-Friendly Burgers
Guiltless Vegan-Friendly Burgers
This Meatless Burger is Seasoned to Perfection and Far From Bland
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17
Alternative Cauliflower Sandwiches
Alternative Cauliflower Sandwiches
The Vegan Sloppy Joes are Gluten-Free & Free of Most Allergens
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16
Vegan Steak Substitutes
Vegan Steak Substitutes
Vegetarian Plus' Vegan Black Pepper Steak is a Meat-Free Alternative
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15
Vegetarian Pork-Flavored Seasonings
Vegetarian Pork-Flavored Seasonings
J&D's Bacon Rub is Kosher-Friendly and Fat-Free
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14
Deceiving Veggie Meatballs
Deceiving Veggie Meatballs
These Eggplant Meatballs are a Deliciously Healthy Beef Alternative
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13
Meatless Sandwich Substitutes
Meatless Sandwich Substitutes
The Connoisseurus Veg Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Recipe is Chuck-Free
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12
Meatless Mediterranean Burgers
Meatless Mediterranean Burgers
MorningStar's Cilantro-Avocado Recipe Features a Chickpea Burger
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11
Sushi Burrito Hybrids
Sushi Burrito Hybrids
Sushito is the Brain Child of Unami Sushi & Asian Grill Owner
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10
Vegetarian Butcher Shops
Vegetarian Butcher Shops
YamChops Discusses Creative Vegetarian and Vegan Protein Options
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9
Carnivorous-Inspired Veggie Treats
Carnivorous-Inspired Veggie Treats
These Chocolate Chicken Wings are a Vegetarian Bar Food Option
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8
Meatless Meat
Meatless Meat
Semi-Living Food
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7
Meatless Imitation Meals
Meatless Imitation Meals
The Oh My Veggies Vegetarian Salisbury Steak Recipe is Chuck-Less
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6
Southwestern Veggie Burgers
Southwestern Veggie Burgers
This Quinoa Burger Patty is Tasty and Good for You
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5
Sweet Swine Confections
Sweet Swine Confections
The Suckling Pig Cake by Michelle Wibowo is a Pork-Free Treat
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4
Bacon Topped Veggie Burgers
Bacon Topped Veggie Burgers
Odd Secret Fast Food Menu Discoveries
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3
$325,000 Burgers
$325,000 Burgers
This Cloned Burger Offers a Cruelty-Free Way to Eat Meat
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2
Meat-Free Fast Food Chains
Meat-Free Fast Food Chains
ZenBurger Lets Vegetarians Eat on the Run Too
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1
PETA Winning KFC Battle
PETA Winning KFC Battle
New Classic Vegetarian Sandwich
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