Choosing meals without the added fat and cholesterol has never been easier and better for your waistline. With the over abundance of meatless options, even the most meat addicted carnivore can find their taste buds tickled by these meatless options. Consider the following recipes to keep fat and cholesterol in check without sacrificing on taste.
Mock Beef & Bean Vegetarian Chili
1 can black beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed
1 can red kidney beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed
1 package of Veggie Ground mock beef, optional
1 large onion, diced
2 cans low sodium organic diced tomatoes with chilies
1 handful frozen corn
1 handful frozen peas
1 small green pepper, diced
1 8 oz container vegetable broth
1/2 box of Barilla penne pasta
1 packet of low sodium McCormick chili mix
Brown the onion, corn, peas, peppers, and mock beef in a large stock pot with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Cook through until onions are translucent and mock beef is heated throughout.
Add in both cans of beans, tomatoes, seasoning packet, and broth. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for up to an hour.
Add in pasta 20 minutes before serving. Check half way through to ensure more water isn't needed.
Serve with a side of plain, low fat Greek yogurt, sodium free saltine crackers, and go veggie soy cheddar or pepper jack shredded cheese.
New York Style Dog & Kraut
1 package hot dog buns, wheat
1 package Go Veggie or Morningstar soy hot dogs
1 jar sliced dill pickles
1 small can sauerkraut
Sliced white onion, optional
Boil soy dogs according to package instructions and toast buns in the oven on broil. Heat up saurerkraut in a saucepan or in the microwave.
Assemble dogs onto the bun and add a thick layer of kraut, 2 slices of dill pickles, sprinkle of onions and condiments of choice. Serve alongside Lay's original potato chips or chips of your choice.
Best Black Bean Burger Ever
1 package of sesame seed hamburger buns, wheat if possible
1 package of Morningstar Black Bean Burgers
1 Avocado, sliced and diced into chunks
1 handful of alfalfa sprouts
Go Veggie sliced cheddar soy cheese
Vegenaise (vegan mayonnaise)
Toast buns in the oven, microwave or fry the black bean burgers. Assemble the burgers according to individual preferences. Serve alongside with roasted red potatoes or home cut french fries rolled in olive oil and generously sprinkled with sea salt. Don't forget the ketchup!
Even the biggest meat lover will have a difficult time saying no to these recipes. Let the food speak for itself! Over to you, what is your favorite no meat recipe that you swear by?