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Low Calorie and Vegetarian Recipes - Tasty Alternatives

Mar 20, 2008
It is common belief that low calorie and vegetarian recipes have to challenge your palate. The truth is, however, they can be just as delicious as your favorite dishes. Now, I am about to share with you two such recipes, and you can just give them a try to convince yourself.

1. Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

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

Go through the following steps to prepare:

a) Dice the onion, and saute it for around 4 to 5 minutes until it gets soft.

b) Get a large bowl and put in the black beans. Mash them until they almost get smooth.

c) To the large bowl, add the sauteed onions, garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt.

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

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

f) Put a small amount of oil into a frying pan, heat it up.

g) Use your hands to scoop some of the mixture 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

As you may probably know, tofu is used as a substitute for meat in many vegetarian recipes. The tofu scramble can be served as a great alternative to scrambled eggs.

The following will be needed to prepare this dish:

* 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

Follow these steps to cook:

a) Cut the tofu into one inch cubes. Then, crumble it slightly with a fork.

b) Dice your onion and bell pepper.

c) Add some oil or margarine to a skillet. Set with medium-high heat.

d) Add the onion, green pepper and tofu to the skillet. 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, and do not forget to keep stirring all the time. When this finishes, pour the scramble into a plate and get ready to enjoy!

You may also add your favorite vegetables to this tofu scramble, just as what you may do with scrambled eggs. Some common choices include tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and carrots.

Now, are you convinced that low calorie and vegetarian recipes can be just as tasteful as the non-vegetarian ones? Simply give the two recipes a try. In fact, there are thousands of people out there who are enjoying delicious and healthy vegetarian diet every single day!
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