Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian or simply enjoy a meatless meal now and then, look for recipes that are full of flavor and low in fat.
Because strict vegetarian meals don’t contain animal foods, they’re cholesterol-free. While meatless recipes tend to be low in total fat, saturated fat, and calories, this isn’t always the case. Be sure to check nutrition details per serving.
1 cup textured soy protein
7/8 cup boiling water
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 19-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. cumin
Reconstitute textured soy protein with boiling water. Heat oil in large pot. Sauté onion and green pepper until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook briefly. Add tomatoes, beans, chili powder, cumin, and soy protein. Stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 30 to 45 minutes, until chili thickens.
Each serving contains 243 calories, 4 g fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 758 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrates.