How to become a vegetarian for a week

Embracing fruits and veggies is easier than you think – especially with these delicious recipes.

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Eggplant stuffed with dried fruit Eggplant stuffed with dried fruit (Photo: Miriam Kresh)

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Make vegetables the main event

Instead of planning your meals around which meat you intend to serve for dinner, make a simple substitution: Focus on a hearty vegetable like eggplant or potatoes, and balance out the meal from there.

For example, eggplant works as a satisfying replacement for most any recipe that calls for chicken, from eggplant Parmigiana to sweet and sour eggplant.

Vegetables do not have to be relegated to the role of side dish. All of these dinner options cast vegetables in a starring role:

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