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
Steamed Spring Dumplings
Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree
Pizza … Read more
I use this mixture for a number of dishes: to stuff a baked potato, pile on pasta or rice, or mound over slices of polenta. Greens can be added, if desired. Tempeh can be left out, to make it lighter. Tomato sauce can be added to make it “saucier”… it’s all improv!
1 pound mixed mushrooms, sliced
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Here’s a quick, easy, and nourishing dish for busy nights—most of the cooking takes place in the oven, leaving time for other activities. Wild rice is not a grain, but rather a grass seed that grows in wet fields. Nutritionally, wild rice has twice the protein and fiber as brown rice and is high in B vitamins, too.
Wild Rice … Read more
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
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
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 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
Heat almond milk. Add cocoa powder and maple syrup … Read more