Preparing vegetarian meals can be simple or complicated, just like any other food preparation. If you are after fast meals, these can be just as nutritious - if not more so - than more complicated ones.
Most people are concerned with the amount of protein they would get with a veg meal, but this is not a problem. All living things, animal or vegetable, contain protein in varying amounts. Good protein sources are legumes (beans), tofu, tempeh, nuts, seeds and sprouts. Also, green leafy vegetables have quite a lot of usable protein as well as antioxidants which prevent degenerative diseases.
Meals can be simple like a salad with beans, nuts, seeds and sprouts added. You can always save time by using tinned beans such as borlotti, cannelini, navy and kidney beans, but preparing your own beforehand means that you have a ready supply. Simply soak for several hours, changing water if necessary, then heat until tender. Drain when ready and put into individual containers in your freezer for future use. By increasing your consumption of green leafy vegetables, along with steamed vegetables like carrots, pumpkin , potato, peas, etc. you will certianly be getting some good nutrition.
For faster preparation there are many soy, lentil and even fungus (like mushroom) based burgers and sausages available from supermarkets. Some brands include Sanitarium, Frys and Quorn.
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