Low Calorie And Vegetarian Recipes – The Delicious Options

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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) Put the black beans into a large bowl and mash them until they are almost smooth.

c) Add to the mashed black beans with 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 at a time. Keep stirring after each addition.

f) Add a small amount of oil into a frying pan, and 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

If you have ever tried vegetarian diet, you will know that tofu is always used as a meat substitute. And, the tofu scramble which we are about to try can be served as a wonderful substitute for 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

Here are the steps for cooking:

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

b) Dice the onion and bell pepper.

c) Add some oil or margarine to a skillet, and set the heat to medium-high.

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

e) To the skillet, add garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast.

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

You can also do with the tofu scramble whatever you may do with scrambled eggs, such as adding vegetables like tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and carrots.

Now, do you still have a prejudice against low calorie and vegetarian recipes? In fact, the two recipes in this article are only small examples of thousands of delicious vegetarian recipes out there. You can definitely go for a healthier diet without the sacrifice of your favorite palate.

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