Meatless Monday: 7 Vegetarian Versions Of Our Presidents’ Favorite Foods


The United States has never had a vegetarian president. But that doesn’t mean the chief executives didn’t appreciate their veggies (Well, except for George H.W. Bush‘s case. He hated broccoli.) In honor of President’s Day, we thought we’d bring you some meatless variations on the favorite foods of our heads of state. From George Washington‘s hoe cakes to George W. Bush‘s huevos rancheros, making one of these delicious and healthy vegetarian recipes would be a fun way to celebrate President’s Day.

George Washington's Hoe Cakes

George Washington loved hoe cakes, a form of pancake made with corn instead of wheat. Looks like a delicious breakfast, right? GET THE RECIPE via Harmonious Homestead

Bill Clinton's Veggie Burger

When Bill Clinton was in office, he was known for his frequent McDonald's trips and love of burgers and fried food. Since he's now a vegan, he would probably enjoy these veggie burgers. GET THE RECIPE via Oh She Glows

JFK's Vegan Clam Chowder

John F. Kennedy reportedly loved a steaming hot bowl of clam chowder. This version is vegan. GET THE RECIPE via Healthy Happy Life

Barack Obama's Vegetarian Chili

Our current president Barack Obama is known for his love of chili. Honor him by making this quick, delicious chili recipe for dinner. GET THE RECIPE via Daily Garnish

Jimmy Carter's Baked Grits

It's no surprise that Georgian Jimmy Carter is a big fan of cheesy baked grits. You will be too, when you use this recipe. GET THE RECIPE via The Skillet Chronicles

George W. Bush's Vegan Huevos Rancheros

George W. Bush loves his Tex-Mex, even while living in decidedly un-spicy Washington DC. Something tells me he wouldn't be into a vegan version of Huevos Rancheros, but maybe you are? GET THE RECIPE via Ordinary Vegetarian

Abraham Lincoln's Vegetarian Chicken Fricassee

History tells us that Honest Abe enjoyed a good chicken fricassee. You can try one too, minus the actual poultry. GET THE RECIPE via The Vegan Version

Photo and recipe of Vegan Clam Chowder via Healthy Happy Life

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