Best-Tasting Vegetarian Foods
17 tasty products that fit into a vegetarian diet, plus 4 vegetarian recipes that use them.
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Boca Original Meatless Chik’n Nuggets. These nuggets are made with
water, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, textured wheat protein and
yeast extract. I suggest using the oven or toaster oven to warm them up instead
of the microwave.
How Does It Taste? OK. They don’t have a lot of flavor, so are best
served with a dipping sauce.
Nutrition Information: 4 nuggets (3 ounces) have 180 calories, 14 g
protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat, .5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g
fiber, 500 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 35%.
Michael Angelo’s Eggplant Parmesan (contains eggs and cheese). One
container of this frozen entree actually contains 2 servings, so you’ll need to
serve it with some whole-grain pasta or bread and perhaps some fruit to round
out the meal. The first five ingredients are organic tomatoes, eggplant,
mozzarella cheese, water, and breadcrumbs.
How Does It Taste? Good enough to make me want to eat the whole
Nutrition Information: 1 serving (3/4 cup) has 160 calories, 11 g
protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 3
g fiber, 500 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 39%.
Best Vegetarian Foods from Whole Foods Market
Here are some vegetarian favorites you can find at your local Whole Foods
O’Hana House Vegetarian Indian Curry Bite Size Won Ton (mini
pot-sticker appetizers). The main ingredients in the won ton filling are
organic tofu, organic cabbage, baby bok choy, green peas, and carrots.
Seasonings include organic curry powder and organic soy sauce.
How Does It Taste? These brown nicely if you fry them in a nonstick
pan coated with canola or olive oil cooking spray. They have a soft textured
filling with a mild curry flavor.
Nutrition Information: 1 serving (about 6 pieces) has 80 calories, 3
g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1
g fiber, 230 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 17%. (10% Daily Value for Vitamin
Amy’s Indian: Vegetable Korma. This ismade with organic vegetables
and rice, curried vegetables with rice, and dal.
How Does It Taste? Pretty tasty, and not too spicy. The small amount
of food was surprisingly satisfying.
Nutrition Information: 1 entrée has 300 calories, 9 g protein, 41 g
carbohydrate, 12 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 6 g fiber, 680
mg sodium. Calories from fat: 36%.
Favorite Vegetarian Foods from Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs. The first five ingredients are
textured vegetable protein (soy protein concentrate, caramel color), water,
wheat gluten, soy protein, and canola oil.
How Does It Taste? The meatballs have an appealing, tender texture
and a pleasant, mild flavor. They work well with high-flavor sauces or