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Vegan Dinner Ideas

Sometimes it helps to be able to figure things out in advance. Here’s a month’s worth of dinner ideas, along with some side dishes and appetizers…enjoy!

Vegan Dinner Ideas

APPETIZERS / SNACKS

Crackers (low/no-fat, unsalted) + Fat-Free Hummus
Baked Tortilla Chips + Guacamole
Spicy Chickpea-Tahini-Miso Dip 
Rosemary Cashews
Steamed Spring Dumplings
Vegan Gougeres
Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree
Baba Ganoush

PIZZA

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Garlicky Swiss Chard With Lemon

Quick, easy, and a wonderful side dish with non-fat fried rice and other grain dishes.

Garlicky Swiss Chard With Lemon

4 servings

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
2 large bunches Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed and reserved, leaves torn into 2” pieces (about 12 cups)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
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Fat-Free Fried Rice

This isn’t actually “fried” but incorporates the same ingredients and then cooks everything in a bit of water or vegetable stock instead of oil. All the flavor, none of the fat. win-win!

Fat-Free Fried Rice
2 servings as a main course, 4 servings as a side dish

1/2 cup green onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup carrots, diced… Read more

Steamed Spring Dumplings

Wikipedia says: “Dumpling is a broad classification for a dish that consists of small pieces of dough, often wrapped around a filling (as in ravioli or wontons).”  I recommend reading the entire Wikipedia article, because every country has its own version, and it’s fun to explore as many as possible!

This version is extremely low-fat, meat-free, and low-sodium. Enjoy!… Read more

Vegan Hot Cocoa

Here’s a delicious, milk-free, low fat, processed-sugar-free, hot cocoa recipe that still manages to hit all the right chocolate-y notes. Yay!

Vegan Hot Cocoa
1 serving

1 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk
2 teaspoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Rapunzel Pure Organic Cocoa Powder)
1 teaspoon (or more) pure maple syrup

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