Category Archives: MEATLESS RECIPES

Spicy Cheese Dip

Spicy Cheese Dip is a delicious recipe for a very creamy and spicy cheese dip. This would work well for any large crowds, events and holiday gatherings such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is also an easy recipe that takes only (10) minutes to prepare and could made up to 24 hours ahead of time. Feta cheese, roasted red peppers, yogurt and crushed red pepper are the only ingredients in this super easy dip. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium,, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (10) servings. Spicy Cheese Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.spicy-cheese-dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (3.5 oz) pkg. reduced-fat Feta cheese crumbles, divided
1 (7 oz) jar roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek-style yogurt
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper

Healthy Nacho Skillet

Healthy Nacho Skillet is an easy and quick recipe for a delicious any night meal. It is a meatless recipe that uses ground soy crumbles to replace the beef. Ingredients include: Ground Soy Crumbles, frozen corn, tomato sauce and Cheddar cheese. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) Servings. Healthy Nacho Skillet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-nacho-skillet

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups ground soy crumbles
(Look for it in frozen food department or,
meat department of most large supermarkets.)

2 cups frozen corn, thawed
2 tsp chili powder
1 (15.5 oz) can no-salt kidney beans, drained, rinsed
2 (8 oz) cans no-salt tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1 cup slightly broken baked tortilla chips (about 1 oz)
3/4 cup 2% shredded Cheddar cheese

Vegistrone Soup

Vegistrone Soup is a delicious and easy to prepare no-meat, minestrone soup that takes less than (2) hours from start to finish. Ingredients include: Celery, green beans, carrots, spinach, bell peppers and pinto beans cooked in vegetable broth and topped with Parmesan cheese. This is also a healthy, healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (10) servings with a (2) cup serving size. Vegistrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes.
vegistrone-soupCooking Time: 1 Hour.
Total Time: 1-3/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
2 quarts low-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can kidney or pinto beans, rinsed
1 bay leaf
1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
10 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

NOTE:
For a spicer soup; adjust and add seasonings of your choice to taste, (Optional).

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw is an easy and delicious side recipe for a sweet and tangy slaw. It will be a welcome addition for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals also. Summary: Shredded fresh broccoli, quinoa and almonds are combined with a made from scratch, lemon juice vinaigrette dressing. (Dressing recipe is included). This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
broccoli-quinoa-slawTotal Time: 70 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

For the Slaw:

1 lb fresh broccoli
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped

For the Dressing:

1/2 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp stone-ground mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Truvia® Nectar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Blue Cheese-Pear Salad

Blue Cheese-Pear Salad is an easy and quick (10) minute total time, no-cooking recipe. A nice option for large crowds. This makes (8) servings with a (1-1/4 cup) serving size. Summmary: Fresh pear slices, red onions, toasted pine nuts, crumbled blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing are combined together to make this simple, delicious, easy and quick dinner salad. It could also be used as an option for Christmas holiday gatherings. It is a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Blue Cheese-Pear Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
blue-cheese-pear-saladTotal Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10 oz) bag torn mixed salad greens
2 fresh pears, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup Blue Cheese crumbles
1/2 cup light raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing