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Quick Vegetarian Dinner

Quick Vegetarian Dinner

4 ½ OZ. PROTEIN, 1 VEGGIE, AND 1 CARB PER SERVING

Ingredients:

  • ½ c black or pinto beans

  • ¾ c cooked brown rice

  • 1 baked potato - 3" long

  • 1½ c total cucumber, onion & tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. Cut up the cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and place in a bowl with balsamic vinegar. You only need enough to cover.

  2. Put potato (sweet or regular) into a preheated oven or microwave until cooked through.

  3. Stir together the cooked brown rice and beans.

  4. Put the rice and beans on a plate along side the potato and marinated veggies.

Sloppy No-Joes

Sloppy No-Joes

4 ½ OZ. PROTEIN, 1 VEGGIE, AND 1 CARB PER SERVING
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • ½ bell pepper, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 can no salt added tomato sauce *

  • 1 cup dry TVP (Texturized Veggie Protein) granules*

  • 1 tsp no-calorie baking sweetener *

  • Cayenne Pepper, to taste

  • Water, for sautéing

Instructions:

  1. Sauté onion and bell pepper in about 1 or 2 Tbl water until almost clear.

  2. Add garlic and sauté for a couple more minutes.

  3. Add tomato sauce, TVP, no-calorie baking sweetener, and cayenne to taste.

  4. Turn down and simmer 5 minutes until TVP is soft. Refrigerated TVP will already be soft, so you are just simmering to marry the flavors and thicken the sauce.

  5. Serve on ½ whole wheat bun or a whole sandwich thin.

Tofu Veggie Patties

Tofu Veggie Patties

4 ½ OZ. PROTEIN, 1 VEGGIE, AND 1 CARB PER SERVING
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 c carrot, grated

  • 1 c green onions/scallions, sliced

  • 1 c red bell pepper, thinly sliced or diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1¼ inch piece ginger, grated

  • 14 oz firm tofu*, drained and crumbled

  • 1 whole egg

  • 1 egg white

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. You may add sodium-free seasoning mix and pepper if desired.

  2. Lightly spray a medium metal pastry ring or cookie cutter with cooking spray and place in a nonstick pan.

  3. When the pan is hot, pour 5 tbsp of the batter into the ring and turn the heat down to Medium. (You may omit the ring if you want your patty more rustic.)

  4. Cook 4-5 minutes until golden, then take off the ring (be careful, as it will be hot), flip the patty and cook the other side.

  5. Do this in batches, keeping finished patty warm in a low oven.

  6. Serve this on or along side 1 cup of salad greens.