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Nutrition Information: Per serving: 379 calories, 28 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 13 g fat, 4.4 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 7.5 g fiber, 1229 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 30%.
Vegetarian Cheeseburger Pie
This is the lacto-ovo vegetarian rendition of the popular recipe from Bisquick. If you like, use soy-based cheese instead of the reduced- fat cheddar.
2 to 2 1/2 cups Morningstar Farms Meat Starters (or similar vegetarian soy substitute for ground beef), partially thawed
3/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper or ground white pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk or fat-free half-and-half
3/4 cups Bisquick reduced-fat baking mix
1 large egg (use a higher omega-3 brand, if available)
1/2 cup egg substitute
2 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with canola cooking spray.
- In medium bowl, toss together the meat starters, green onion, pepper and oregano; spread mixture in the prepared pie plate.
- In large mixing bowl, beat the milk or fat-free half-and-half, reduced-fat Bisquick, egg, and egg substitute with mixer on high speed until smooth (about 1 minute). Pour batter over the Meat Starters mixture and bake for 25 minutes.
- Top the pie with tomato slices, sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top, and bake about 5 minutes more (a knife inserted in the center should come out reasonably clean.)
Yield: 6 servings
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 frozen dinner light OR 1 veggie patty with sauce OR 1 cup hearty stews, chili, bean soup
Nutrition Information: Per serving: 213 calories, 17 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 7.2 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 50 mg cholesterol, 1.5 g fiber, 533 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 30%.
Meatless Italian Hero Sandwiches
2 links Boca Italian Meatless Sausage, partially thawed
3 to 6 tablespoons nonalcoholic beer, light beer, or water
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil