Lactose Free Vegetarian Meals Recipes (Most Popular)
If you're starting this from scratch, begin by baking two sweet potatoes and start layering the lasagna once they're done. If you sauce dry noodles, generously when layering the lasagna, it's not necessary to boil the pasta. Use a sauce with little or no added oil (Muri Glen's Mushroom Marinara or Portobello Marinara; whole foods brand 365 roasted red pepper, light ragu tomato basil, Trader Joe's organic spaghetti with mushrooms
Just thought I would try to make my signature french toast recipe using almond milk since on the carton it says that is only 60 calories per serving (less than skim milk) But you can substitute the almond milk for the skim. I also thought the light almond flavor could do nothing except enhance the flavor of the french toast. Came out very tasty and even fooled my husband who is a whole milk kinda guy:)
This one was very tasty and smooth. It had a creamy texture and it was packed with potassium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. A Keeper!!!
A lovely refreshing and cooling dip. It's also delicious as a thick creamy dressing with chicken salad – except, with a fraction of the calories.
Cool, refreshing, decidedly healthful, absolutely DELICIOUS, this is my favorite drink. I despise coffee, and I find this gives just enough caffeine in the morning to gently wake me without giving me jitters. Sometimes I don't fee like actually eating in the morning and this is what I grab on my way out.
Some info about Matcha:
Matcha is ground green tea leaves native to Japan, used in tea ceremonies there. You know the health benefits of green tea everyone has been raving about? 1 tsp of matcha is as beneficial as up to 6 tsp of brewed green tea leaves because you actually eat matcha powder instead of tossing it away after brewing.
Get yourself a decent matcha powder. Check your local asian supermarkets. Find a container sealed with a vacuum/nitrogen lock. Make sure it is grown in Uji for best quality. "Thin" Matcha is fine for this drink and other recipes.
For more information about the health benefits of green tea, check out the spark articles -- there are tons.
A Berry Delicious Smoothie (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
This is a recipe from my vegetarian slow cooker cookbook.
I love using my crockpot whenever possible, especially in the summertime!
I omitted the beans (15oz) and the black olives (2 T) because some members of my family are allergic to them. The cooking time IS factored in for the slow cooker.
Dardanelles Falafal Recipe- from the cookbook 'Adventure for your Palate'
YUMMY Easy Breakfast Burritos!
A special raw treat that is packed full of selenium, iron and calcium. Delicious blended with banana for breakfast on the go, it will keep hunger at bay for hours and energy levels high.
Makes 6 servings - 66 Calories ea.
A low calorie very tasty change for pasta dishes -- bright, pretty and unexpected flavor! This is a variation on Rachel Ray's recipe.
This smoothie is a great way to start your day! It gives you a burst of energy and works with any unsweetened frozen fruit you have on hand!
My husband says he hates beans, but he actually requests these!
If this is used only as a side dish, they may go farther than 4 servings, but at our house they go fast because we eat them by the bowl- full.
Our morning smoothie has dietary supplements added. Very Green adds an extra vegetable component and the Ultra Flora Plus is probiotics for digestion health.
Homemade oatmeal that's more filling and cheaper than the instant stuff.
A great protein shake for breakfast on the go. Great energy and very satisfying. Great tasting as well.
The most nutritious pancake ever! Also great for picky eaters, my 2 year old loves them!
Great granola recipe and the kids love it too.
This is the pasta with avocado recipe -- I just tweaked it by substituting soy milk for the olive oil, and added cooked veggies and sun-dried tomatoes.
Adapted from Grandma's best Ceasar salad.
This is not your average pancake, this is one that my family enjoys and is baked in the oven. It makes a nice treat for any meal, not just breakfast. This recipe makes about 6 servings, which works well for a family of three or family of four. If making for two people just cut recipe in half.
This smoothie is sweetened only by the fruit you add to it. It contains the health benefits of Greek yogurt, blueberries and flaxseed meal. This is a great way to start your morning!! I have found it fills me up, curbs my cravings through out the day and gives me a boost of energy when I need it most--In the morning!
This smoothy is very tart! My husband and children prefer a sweeter version with added honey.