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This is something I threw together because my stovetop doesn't work well and I needed another way to cook eggs.
It has around 230 calories and 13.5 grams of protein per serving, not too shabby.
By nature of being vegan, this recipe is cholesterol free, though I suppose you could change that and use regular butter and milk instead if that's what you have on hand.
This is a plain recipe that will make a biscuit-like scone, but you can jazz them up with whatever you have around: cinnamon, blueberries, dark chocolate chips, etc.
I usually add about a cup of blueberries. (If you do this, add .125 cups of blueberries to your nutrition tracker for each serving)
I made this to have something to eat with my beans. It fit the bill perfectly.
This will also help season your iron skillet.
I just made this up with the ingredients I had on hand. I think it turned out pretty tasty.
I didn't realize how healthy it was before I entered it in the recipe calculator- 19% of your daily iron, 8g fiber, and 10g protein, all with only 211 calories. Not too shabby.
I'm not sure this can technically be called chili, since I didn't actually put any spices in it.
With the 7 cloves of garlic and one whole large onion, I didn't think it needed anything else, but you can feel free to add your own chili seasoning.
This cooks up thick and hearty. It's very filling, and has 22% of your daily iron, for under 225 calories per serving.
I threw these together so my daughter and I could have something to go with our ice cream. She liked having her very own pie.
They're pretty easy, and pretty tasty. Unlike making a whole cobbler, this won't leave a ton of extra servings around to tempt you tomorrow.
Almost 300 calories might be a lot for a single serving of dessert, but this is higher in iron, fiber, and protein than your average dessert.
If you leave out the walnuts, you cut almost 100 calories per serving, but then you'd lose their nutritional benefits.
These are not very sweet, since we planned on topping them with a small amount of (soy) ice cream. Taste the crumb topping before baking, and add more sugar if desired.
Makes about 9 small pancakes, or 6 regular size pancakes, perfect for feeding 2 or 3 people with no leftovers (nutrition info counts 3 servings).
Simple chickpea salad wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. Easy to make the day before and pack for lunch.
Great for summer- no heating involved. Serve with a spinach salad or a bowl of steamed broccoli.
General Tso's chicken was always my favorite, until I stopped eating meat. This is just as tasty, and so much better for you.
This is great by itself, or served over rice, quinoa, or steamed broccoli.
The celery is optional; it helps bulk up the meal with few added calories.
This is really good and really easy. People go nuts for it at parties, and my daughter loves to have it packed in her school lunches.
You can use any shape of whole wheat pasta.
(My favorite is Trader Joes Multi-Grain Penne with ground flaxseed.)
a good way to get fiber and fruit in your breakfast
This dish reminds me of lasagna, but it's so much better for you with veggies in place of noodles.
You can use zucchini in place of the eggplant if you want, or even yellow squash, or a mixture of all three.
If the Bechamel sauce is too bland for you, you can add salt or veggie parmesan to it (not included in nutrition calculations).
It's also pretty good without the white sauce or cheese, but maybe that's just because I LOVE eggplant!
This recipe just barely fits in my casserole dish. If yours won't all fit, you can put the extras into a few ramekins for individual servings.
This is how I make mostaccioli. It's not authentic, it doesn't have meat in it (but sometimes I add cannellini beans), and I fiddle with the sauce quite a bit. You can add meats, veggies, and/or use the sauce straight out of the jar. It's flexible. :)
nothing too exciting, just some rice cooked in vegetable bouillon with some frozen broccoli added
I made this up when I bought too many potatoes and needed to find a use for them. It turned out to be pretty good; it's one of my family's new favorites.
Lentils are a wonderful source of fiber, protein, and iron. This soup is incredibly good for you, and low in calories- so go ahead, have another bowl!