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Vegetarian Recipes

A selection of low-fat vegetarian recipes.

Roasted Zucchini Rounds
A tasty, healthy snack of roasted zucchini rounds topped with breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan.

Poached Eggs With Asparagus
A delightful and delicious combination of crisp yet tender asparagus topped with a poached egg.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad
A colorful and delicious low-fat,low-calorie salad of roasted red beets and carrots drizzled with lemon juice and seasoned with freshly ground black pepper.

Light and Creamy Mushroom Lasagna
You won't miss the meat in this filling and delicious mushroom lasagna, which despite a generous helping of ricotta cheese happens to be low in fat.

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.

Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry
A warming and delicious low fat cauliflower and chickpea curry that's perfect on cold fall and winter evenings.

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.

Bean Burritos
These healthy and hearty bean burritos make a great low-fat vegetarian dinner for the whole family.

Vegetable Salad
A healthy veggie-filled salad with beans for added fiber and protein.

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.

Quinoa and Edamame Salad
Low in saturated fat, this healthy and nutritious salad can work as a vegetarian main dish salad or as a side salad. Quinoa is considered a supergrain, which contains more protein than wheat, rice or millet.

Light Asparagus Strata
A light, meat-free asparagus strata makes a perfect vegetarian breakfast.

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower may not be your favorite vegetable. If that's the case, then you may not have tried roasted cauliflower, which is a far cry from its boiled or steamed counterpart. Roasting brings out a nuttiness in cauliflower, which is complemented nicely by the sweetness of balsamic vinegar.

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.

White Bean Dip
Grab some whole grain crackers or some fresh veggies for this delicious white bean dip.

Healthy Zucchini Salad
Thinly sliced zucchini drizzled with lemon and olive oil makes for a simple, healthy salad.

Healthy Tomato Salad With Lemon Basil Dressing
This delicious and healthy tomato salad makes the most of in-season tomatoes, which are plump and fragrant. With a touch of lemon, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, some chopped basil and freshly ground black pepper, this simple salad is sublime.

Healthy Watermelon and Tomato Salad
This delightful watermelon and tomato salad is one of my very favorite salads, combining the sweetness of grape or cherry tomatoes and watermelon with a touch of saltiness from the low-fat feta.

Vegetable and Rice Salad
A nutritious low fat salad made with whole-grain rice and crisp green vegetables.

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta
Here's a delightfully quick and easy creamy low-fat pasta dish using low-fat ricotta cheese, fresh spinach and basil, and your favorite pasta.

Creamy Polenta
Creamy polenta makes a nice change from rice, mashed potatoes and other side dishes. But polenta has a reputation of being labor intensive. Well, not this oven baked version. All it requires is a good stir of the whisk mid-way through cooking, and at the very end. enjoy this low fat polenta with any number of entrees.

Mushroom Barley Soup
A soothing and warming low-fat mushroom and barley soup that's prefect for even the coldest days of winter. Enjoy with some crusty whole grain bread for a satisfying lunch.

Zucchini Soup
A perfect late-summer, early fall soup made from some of that abundant zucchini you might want to use up. This low fat zucchini soup is flavored with curry powder for a little added spice.

Eggs Florentine
Not quite Eggs Benedict, this Eggs Florentine recipe features poached eggs and spinach on an English muffin. A low fat creamy sauce is drizzled on top, making a delicious breakfast or brunch dish. Perfect for spring time or Easter.

Low Fat Pea and Mint Soup
Serve this delightful low fat pea and mint soup at Easter or as a light spring lunch. In the summer, serve this soup chilled witha tablespoon of low fat sour cream or yogurt on top.

Low Fat Leek and Potato Soup
Try some warming, low fat leek and potato soup on St. Patrick's Day.

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.

Red Lentil and Tomato Soup
This colorful low fat red lentil and tomato soup makes a nice lunch or a first course for an evening meal.

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes
A low fat spaghetti and tomatoes dish that's quick and easy to prepare, and perfect for a simple summer supper.

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.

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?

Macaroni and Cheese
The secrets to this low fat macaroni and cheese are no butter, fat-free milk and reduced fat extra-sharp cheese, yet you still get a nice, creamy texture and a delicious cheesy flavor.

Lentil Soup
A warming, nutritious, high-fiber, low fat lentil soup that's perfect for cold fall or winter days.

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.

Low Fat Potato Latkes
Potato latkes are delicious but hardly low fat since they're fried in a generous amount of oil. But these low fat potato latkes aren't fried, they're baked at high temperature, which makes them just as delicious and almost as crispy.

Low Fat Split Pea Soup
Here's a comforting low-fat split pea soup. This version doesn't have ham but still makes for a warming and delicious soup. To make it truly vegetarian, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Low Fat Tomato Spinach Soup
A soup for all seasons, this low fat tomato spinach soup makes a perfect lunch.

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

Black Bean Burgers
Whether or not you're vegetarian, these low fat black bean burgers make a delicious alternative to hamburgers.

Low Fat Mediterranean Salad
A delicious low fat Mediterranean salad featuring cannellini beans, roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts on a bed of arugula. This Mediterranean salad would make a terrific low fat lunch or a light supper.

Quick and Easy Low Fat Breakfast Wrap
Make this quick and easy low fat breakfast burrito is less than five minutes--perfect for a warm and nutritious start to a busy day.

Low Fat Pasta and Bean Soup
Warm yourself with this hearty, comforting low fat soup. Filled with healthy vegetables, beans and pasta, this makes a filling and highly nutritious lunch or supper. Best of all, it's easy to make.

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.

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 Fettuccine Alfredo
Low fat Fettuccine Alfredo? This creamy low fat pasta dish makes a satisfying supper.

Low Fat Cream of Asparagus Soup
If you're looking for low fat asparagus recipes, try this low fat cream of asparagus soup, using fat-free sour cream and potato instead of heavy cream.

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.

Gazpacho
A chilled gazpacho soup featuring fresh vine-ripe tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, red onions and cilantro.

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

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

Low Fat Watercress Soup
In honor of St. Patrick's Day or any time during spring and summer, enjoy the mildly peppery taste of watercress in this low fat watercress soup.

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.

Curried Chick Peas and Tomatoes
This is a super-healthy, super-easy vegetarian meal that's perfect for those Meatless Mondays or any other time you wish to eat meat free.

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
A hearty low-fat vegetarian chili chock full of black beans and butternut squash.

Marinated Beet Salad
Here's a great way to prepare fresh beets from the farmers market. They're both delicious and nutritious, and a world away from the jarred variety.

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving
If you want to serve a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner this year, here are some fabulous dishes you can offer, with no turkey or ham in sight.

The Benefits of Eating Beans
Eating beans can do a lot for your waistline. Chock full of protein and fiber, eating beans can stabilize yout blood sugar and keep you feeling full for longer. Plus, they're naturally low in fat.

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