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Vegetable/Vegetarian Dishes

Low fat vegetable-based entrees to suit vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Make it Meatless
A selection of low fat vegetarian meals that will keep the most die-hard meat eaters satisfied.

Savory Spring Bread Pudding
Make the most of spring vegetables in this savory bread pudding, which makes an ideal brunch, lunch or supper at Easter or any time in the spring.

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
The earthiness of black beans combines beautifully with sweet butternut squash to make this ultra low-fat chili that manages to be hearty and delicious.

Black Bean Chipotle Chili
A smoky and delicious low fat black bean chipotle chili makes a great game day meal. Although this chili is vegetarian, it no less hearty. Enjoy this black bean chipotle chili with a square of corn bread.

Bean Burritos
Meatless and delicious, these high-fiber bean burritos make a fabulous Mexican-style weeknight meal.

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers
A light and tasty vegetarian dish of quinoa-stuffed peppers. Filled with high-fiber, high-protein quinoa, mushrooms, onions, carrots and spinach, these peppers are a healthy and nutritious delight.

Chickpea Patties With Lemon Yogurt Dressing
These chickpea patties are a nice meatless alternative to burgers. They're low fat, high fiber and taste delicious. Enjoy these low fat chickpea patties in a whole wheat pita or flatbread, or with a small green salad.

Vegetable and Polenta Casserole
This low fat vegetable polenta casserole makes a delicious and filling vegetarian meal. Rather like a lasagna, except using sliced polenta from a tube instead of lasagna noodles, this recipe would be a good choice if you need to eat gluten free--though always check food labels to make sure other ingredients, such as the marinara sauce, are gluten free.

Baked Pumpkin Pasta
Here's a great low fat vegetarian dish of baked pumpkin pasta, using penne pasta, pumpkin puree, part-skim ricotta cheese, zucchini, and a subtle blend of herbs.

Low Fat Cauliflower and Cheese
Enjoy a creamy and delicious cauliflower and cheese with a fraction of the fat.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew
Here's a hearty low-fat vegetarian stew that can be prepared in minutes and ready when you come home from a few hours' worth of errands ands activities.

Broiled Portobello Mushrooms
Meaty and filling, broiled portobello mushrooms are delicious on their own with a green salad or in a whole-grain bun or pita.

Potato Spinach Frittata
A filling and tasty reduced fat potato and spinach frittata makes a great lunch, brunch or light supper.

Quinoa Pilaf
A wonderfully nutritious side dish featuring quinoa, a super-grain that contains more protein than wheat, rice or millet.

On the Side: What to Serve with Low Fat Meals
Don't blow your low fat eating by piling on unhealthy side dishes. Find out what kinds of side dishes can keep you on track with your low fat diet.

Spinach Soup
A delicious and nutritious spinach soup that's perfect any time of the year. Enjoy with a dollop of fat-free sour cream of plain yogurt.

Low Fat Italian Vegetable Soup
A flavorful low-fat Italian vegetable soup featuring carrots, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, green beans and cannellini beans.

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup
A golden, velvety low-fat butternut squash and pear soup with just a mild hint of spice to complement the soup's inherent sweetness. Perfect for fall or winter. Make this a vegetarian soup by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Low Fat Sweet Potato and Apple Soup
A lovely low-fat fall soup that's sweet and mildly spicy at the same time. Enjoy with some crusty whole grain bread.

Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes
Curried cauliflower and potatoes makes a tasty and filling low-fat, hihg-fiber vegetarian dish.

Roasted Butternut Squash
Enjoy a nutritious wedge of roasted butternut squash as a perfect fall or winter side dish. Glazed with a mix of orange juice and maple syrup, and sprinkled with cinnamon, you can enjoy a deliciously low fat vegetable treat.

Stuffed Acorn Squash
Enjoy a hearty stuffed acorn squash for a great fall or winter dinner. It's low in fat, high in fiber and full of important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, and potassium.

Marinara Sauce
A fresh-tasting marinara sauce that's quick and easy to make. Why eat the jarred variety when it's so simple to make your own?

Low Fat Zucchini and Tomato Gratin
Perfect as a side dish or even as a meal in itslef, this low fat zucchini and tomato gratin makes the most of the summer harvest.

Low Fat Vegetable Curry
A highly nutritious low fat vegetable curry that's hearty and filling.

Bean and Vegetable Stew
A hearty, low fat bean and vegetable stew that makes a great winter meal.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Enjoy this low fat version of a classic creamy pasta dish.

Farfalle with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes
Serve this low fat vegetarian pasta dish with fresh asparagus and sweet cherry tomatoes when you need to make an elegant spring supper in under 30 minutes.

Low Fat Lasagna
Try this healthy and nutritious low fat lasagna made with garden vegetables and fat free ricotta cheese. It's a great low fat vegetarian option any time of the week.

Low Fat Eggplant Bake
Eggplant, spinach, marinara sauce and ricotta cheese combine to make a wonderfully nutritious, low fat vegetarian dish.

Eggplant Parmesan
This low fat eggplant parmesan from the government's 5 A Day for Better Health campaign makes a delicious and nutritious low fat supper dish.

Low Fat Rice and Black Bean Salad
A nutritious low fat rice and black bean salad that makes a great accompaniment to fish, chicken, pork or lean beef

Green Bean and Tomato Salad
A refreshing green bean and tomato salad with fresh chopped basil and a light vinaigrette dressing.

Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Sauce
A tomato sauce with roasted zucchini that's made for pasta.

Curried Chick Peas and Tomatoes
This curried chick peas and tomatoes recipe mostly uses ingredients you may already have in the pantry, but it's worth making sure you have fresh ginger.

Light Broccoli Salad
A crunchy broccoli salad, without bacon, but with plenty of taste and texture, tossed in a low-fat buttermilk dressing.

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