Eating less meat not only makes sense nutritionally -- but environmentally as well. Why? Manufacturing of agricultural chemicals (used to treat grains that animals ingest) accounts for roughly 40 percent of food-production energy. Transporting feed to livestock operations burns up even more fuel. All of this makes meat consumption unhealthy for the planet as well as you. Make meat-free meals with our collection of 30 delicious vegetarian recipes.
Quinoa, which contains the most complete protein source for vegetarians, is fashioned into a Greek-style burger.
Once eaten only by emperors in China, black-grain forbidden rice can be found in natural-foods stores. You can be creative with this recipe by adding chopped nuts, such as almonds, pecans, or toasted pine nuts. For more color, garnish with chopped parsley.