Monday, August 22, 2011

Low Calorie and Vegetarian Recipes - Tasty Alternatives

Many citizen think low calorie and vegetarian recipes are probably boring and bland. But, truth is, they can be tasty, wholesome alternatives to some of your favorite dishes. This description is going to share with you two examples of such recipes.

1. Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

Vegetarian Dishes

For this recipe, you will need

* 1 can of black beans

* 1/2 of an onion

* 1/2 cup of flour

* 2 slices of bread

* 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

* 1 teaspoon of onion powder

* 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

* salt and pepper

To prepare, effect the steps below:

a). Dice the onion, then saute it for about 4 or 5 minutes until soft.

b) Pour the black beans into a large bowl and mash them until they are approximately smooth.

c) Add the sauteed onions, garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt to the black beans.

d) Crumble up the slices of bread and add them to the mix.

e) Add the flour to the blend a few tablespoons at a time, stirring after each addition.

f) Pour a small whole of oil into a frying pan, and let it heat up.

g) Using your hands, scoop some of the beef blend out of the bowl, and shape it into a pattie that is about 1/2 thick.

h) Fry the patties until they are firm.

You will be surprised how good these burgers taste.

2. Tofu Scramble

Have you ever tried tofu? Well, you certainly should. Tofu is used as a substitute for meat in many vegetarian dishes. And tofu scramble is a great alternative to scrambled eggs.

You will need:

* 1 block of tofu, drained and press

* 1/2 yellow onion

* 1/2 green pepper

* 1 teaspoon garlic powder

* 1 teaspoon onion powder

* 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

* 1 tablespoon soy sauce

* 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

* 2 teaspoons oil or margarine

Here are the steps for cooking:

a) Cut the tofu into one inch cubes, and then use a fork to slightly crumble it.

b) Dice your onion and bell pepper.

c) Add some oil or margarine to a skillet set to medium-high.

d). Add the onion, green pepper and tofu to the skillet and cook for 4 or 5 minutes.

e) Add garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast to the skillet.

f) Cook the tofu scramble for 6 or 7 minutes, stirring frequently. When it is done, pour onto a plate and enjoy.

You can treat a tofu scramble like what you would do with scramble eggs, adding vegetables of your choice, like tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and carrots.

If you just give a try to these two recipes, you will be convinced that low calorie and vegetarian recipes do not have to be bland or boring. In fact, there are thousands of vegetarian dishes out there that are tasty, easy to make, and good for your health.

Low Calorie and Vegetarian Recipes - Tasty Alternatives

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