I'm not a vegetarian, but I do make a lot of vegetarian meals. My tip would be to think of things you already eat, that are easily made vegetarian, such as spaghetti....make it with marinara, or use vegetarian "burger" crumbles to give it a meaty texture....or portabella mushrooms, they are thick and have a meaty texture. Veggie lasagna.
Bean, rice or potato and cheese burritos, bean tostadas, already vegetarian. Vegetarian chili's, Vegetable soups, and don't forget that you can make things like an omelet for lunch or dinner as well.
I would say be careful of replacing all of your protein with cheese, it gets very fattening, and I think a lot of vegetarians do this when they first change their lifestyle.
Look online for good vegetarian recipes, or pick up a couple of cookbooks (try the library first so you know which ones you want to purchase!)
at 12:51 AM on Aug. 8, 2010