Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Vegetable and Chickpea CurryA slow cooker is one of the best tools out there for creating flavorful and healthy meals even when you’re busy. You can set it up hours ahead of time when you have a free minute and it’ll be ready at dinner time with little to no extra work involved!

This particular recipe has the added bonus if being filled with tons of healthy vegetables. Curry is also great for suppressing your appetite because of the spices used (though with how good this is you’ll wish you had the appetite to eat more).

Ingredients

3 cups cauliflower florets
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (drained and rinsed) Continue reading

Black Bean Vegetarian BurgerI love a good burger as much as anyone else, but meat can get to be pretty expensive. You can go for cheaper meat but it’s usually loaded with extra fat. You can save a lot of money and still have a great burger packed with flavor and good nutrition by opting for a black bean burger instead. Don’t go running to the freezer section either, they’re much cheaper to make yourself and don’t take very long at all!

Ingredients

1 can black beans
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced Continue reading

Ingredients

1 small eggplant, peeled and 3/4-inch diced
1 red bell pepper, 1-inch diced
1 yellow bell pepper, 1-inch diced
1 red onion, peeled and 1-inch diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound orzo
2 lemons freshly squeezed (1/3 cup lemon juice) Continue reading

Mozzarella Eggplant CasseroleIngredients

3 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
Egg beaters equivalent to 2 eggs
4 cups lite Italian seasoned bread crumbs
6 cups low fat no salt spaghetti sauce, divided
1 package (16 ounce) low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

Place egg beaters into small bowl. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Take sliced eggplant and dip into egg, coating completely. Continue reading

Ingredients

1 onion, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 lb mushrooms of your choice, chopped
½ cup white wine
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tbsp natural yogurt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and pepper Continue reading