Easy TVP Tacos

June 19th, 2015 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version No comments »
TVP tacosTVP makes a really quick, tasty taco filling! These tacos can me be made vegan by skipping the cheese or by using a non-dairy version. I used Go Veggie shredded vegan cheddar. If you will be eating this meal on multiple days, leave the skin on the left-over portion of the avocado. Place it cut side down in a small container with a thin layer of lemon juice on the bottom. The lemon juice will keep the avocado from turning brown! Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie snack packs also work well. Other possible garnishes to try include corn, regular or vegan yogurt or sour cream, green chilies, beans, etc.
Nutritional Information
383 calories; 21g protein; 38g carbohydrates; 15g fat; 0mg cholesterol; 907mg sodium; 10g fiber

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Vegetarian Buffalo “Chicken” Sandwich

September 8th, 2011 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version 3 comments »
A few weeks ago, I had a delicious vegetarian buffalo chicken sandwich at The Remedy Diner, one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Raleigh. I thought that it was very tasty and decided to try making my own version at home. The restaurant version used breaded tofu “chicken” patties, but I decided to use seitan, which is made of seasoned wheat protein. It has a very chicken-like texture and no breading to add extra calories. You can find seitan at most health food stores. I also used a buffalo sauce recipe from food.com. The recipe says to only use Frank’s Red Hot sauce in the recipe, but other hot sauces may work as well. Jason and I agreed that this sandwich was extremely tasty and worth sharing here on my blog!
Nutritional Information
409 calories; 37g protein; 34g carbohydrates; 16g fat; 34mg cholesterol; 2,059mg sodium; 6g fiber

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American Lasagna with Vegetarian Ground Beef

August 30th, 2011 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version 3 comments »
I’ve been experimenting with meat substitutes lately, so I decided to try making a lasagna with vegetarian ground beef. You can find it in most grocery stores in the produce section along with the tofu and tempeh. We really loved this lasagna and Jason rated it 5 stars! Serve it with something light, like a tasty side salad.
Nutritional Information
595 calories; 51g protein; 59g carbohydrates; 19g fat; 103mg cholesterol; 1,879mg sodium; 9g fiber

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Jalapeno-Glazed Tempeh Burgers

June 15th, 2011 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version 2 comments »
I made these recently and Jason and I agreed that they are the tastiest veggie burgers we’ve ever eaten! The jalapeno glaze really gives them that perfect extra something… The Pickapeppa sauce can be found with the BBQ and Worcestershire sauces at most grocery stores. You can serve them as a standalone dish, or try them on a burger bun with lettuce and tomato. For an extra special summer treat, try serving them with Baked “Fried” Green Tomatoes. Yum!
Nutritional Information
236 calories; 12g protein; 18g carbohydrates; 8g fat; 0mg cholesterol; 495mg sodium; 1g fiber

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Raspberry-Lemon Muffins with Streusel Topping

January 28th, 2011 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version No comments »
Jason and I ate these muffins as part of a special weekend breakfast and they were very tasty! They are fairly low fat and they also freeze well so you can save some to enjoy another day! You can also substitute frozen blueberries or cranberries for the raspberries for variety.
Nutritional Information
171 calories; 3g protein; 31g carbohydrates; 5g fat; 3mg cholesterol; 148mg sodium; 1g fiber

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Cucumber Salad

January 11th, 2011 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version 1 comment »
This tasty and visually appealing salad is very low calorie and easy to make. Marinating the cucumbers for several hours allows them to soak up a lot of flavor.
Nutritional Information
43 calories; 1g protein; 3g carbohydrates; 4g fat; 0mg cholesterol; 32mg sodium; 0g fiber

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Vegetarian Chiles Rellenos with Tomato and Avocado Salsa

January 6th, 2011 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version No comments »
These chiles rellenos are very tasty. The Parmesan cheese adds a lot of flavor, while the Montery Jack melts well, which makes a good cheese combination for the filling. Serve them with a side salad or Southwestern corn for a delicious, low calorie meal. It’s just the sort of dinner I need after a holiday filled with overindulgence!
Nutritional Information
222 calories; 10g protein; 7g carbohydrates; 16g fat; 29mg cholesterol; 234mg sodium; 3g fiber

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Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap

December 29th, 2010 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version 1 comment »
Creamy Avocado and White Bean WrapMy Mom raved to me about these wraps for weeks and I finally got to try them when I went down to visit my parents last weekend. They are very tasty indeed, and also very unique! The recipe has you mash together white beans, avocado and cheese. It goes well with a side salad.
Nutritional Information
452 calories; 19g protein; 57g carbohydrates; 20g fat; 0mg cholesterol; 961mg sodium; 16g fiber

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Creme Brulee French Toast

December 14th, 2010 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version 2 comments »
Creme Brulee French ToastThis french toast is definitely wonderful enough to enjoy over the holidays. It is also very easy to make. I recommend putting the ingredients together in the morning and then letting them spend the day in the refrigerator. When it’s time to go to bed, put it in your slow cooker so it will be ready to eat when you wake up. We love this recipe all year around!
Nutritional Information
328 calories; 12g protein; 57g carbohydrates; 8g fat; 74mg cholesterol; 439mg sodium; 2g fiber

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Potato & Veggie Latkes

December 7th, 2010 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version No comments »
Potato & Veggie LatkesLatkes are traditionally eaten during Hanukkah, but they make a tasty dish that will help you celebrate any special occasion! This recipe makes 3 different types of latkes and each type is a different color with a slightly different flavor. I serve them with braised red cabbage in a red-wine cranberry sauce which I hope to post to my blog shortly, as well as a homemade sweet bread.
Nutritional Information
294 calories; 7g protein; 31g carbohydrates; 16g fat; 106mg cholesterol; 702mg sodium; 4g fiber

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