Homemade Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian split pea soup Is a delicious and comforting food that has it all: It’s healthy, low in fat and calories, vegan and is super easy to make!

Vegetarian split pea soup

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Course Soup
Servings 4
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 small)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots (2 medium)
  • ½ cup chopped celery (1 stalk)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup dry yellow or green split peas
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp raisins

Instructions
 

  • Stovetop:  Place all ingredients in a stockpot.  Bring to a simmer and cook for 60 minutes or until desired tenderness.
  • Slow cooker:  Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.  Cook on high for 8 hours or low for 12 hours.
  • Instant Pot:  Place all ingredients in the instant pot.  Lock lid and set the machine to cook at high heat for 12 minutes.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Hack:  Freeze leftovers in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.
  • HackDehydrated vegetables can be used in this recipe!
  • Hack:  Check the produce department for loose carrots, onions and/or celery stalks.  If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they’re available.   
  • Hack:  Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
Keyword appetizer, dried legumes, dried peas, easy, healthy, homemade soup, light meal, low calorie, meatless, pea soup, soup, soup course, split peas, vegan, vegetarian

Did you know?  Peas are a member of the legume family.  Legumes come in many options, are inexpensive and packed with nutrition!!

Suggestion:  Top this soup with easy homemade croutons!

Healthy Hummus Veggie Wrap

This hummus veggie wrap is fast, fresh and delicious! For those looking for a healthy vegetarian meal, this is sure to hit the spot. Eat it as a meal or snack!

Hummus Veggie Wrap

Hummus Veggie Wrap

Course Sandwiches
Servings 2
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large whole wheat sandwich wrap
  • 3 tbsp hummus
  • 3 tbsp tabouli
  • 3 tbsp feta cheese
  • Baby spinach
  • Red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Spread Hummus on a sandwich wrap, going all the way to the edges.
  • Sprinkle tabouli and feta cheese over hummus.
  • Top with a handful of spinach and a few red onion slices. Roll and cut in half.
  • Hack:  Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
  • Hack: Place waxed paper or parchment paper between unused wraps, seal in a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Keyword feta cheese, healthy, hummus, low calorie, lunch, meatless, sandwich, tabouli, vegetarian, whole wheat wrap, wrap, wrap sandwich

 

Wondering how to roll a wrap sandwich so it doesn’t fall apart?  Check out these easy instructions!

Suggestion:  Try making this wrap using roasted red beet hummus!

Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Peas

Penne pasta with tomatoes and peas is a vegetarian option that’s quick, light and super simple. This dish is a winner at any meal!

Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Peas

Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Peas

Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 385 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup uncooked penne pasta (2 oz)
  • ¼ cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • cloves garlic, minced (1½ tsp)
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¾ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • tsp black pepper
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Stir in the peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • Add oil to a saute pan and heat over medium-low heat. Saute garlic for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Increase heat to medium-high, add tomatoes, basil and parsley. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add pasta, salt and pepper to pan, cook for 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.
Keyword fast and easy, green peas, low calorie, meal for one, meatless, pasta, pasta sauce, pasta with peas, pasta with tomatoes, penne, quick and easy meal, quick dinner, vegetarian

 

Did you know?  Traditional “white” pasta has gotten a bad rap lately but there are plenty of healthier alternatives out there, either with carbs and without!

Suggestion:  For a more protein-rich meal, add some Italian meatballs!

Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts have a distinctive flavor and hardy structure that stands out when paired with Caesar dressing in Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad!

Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

Course Salad
Servings 1
Calories 365 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat saute pan over medium-high heat for about 1 minute.
  • Add olive oil and Brussels sprouts. Cook, stirring occasionally for 7-9 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Pour dressing over warm sprouts and toss to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and croutons.  Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve warm.
  • Hack:  Check the produce department for loose Brussels sprouts.  If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they’re available.  
Keyword Brussels sprouts, Caesar salad, low calorie, vegetable side dish

Did you know?  Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous collection of vegetables which are associated with lowering the risk of some types of cancer.

Suggestion:  Pair this with French dip casserole for a hearty and delicious meal!

Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Crustless vegetarian quiche is easy to put tother and is very versatile. Eat it hot, eat it cold, eat it for any meal at any time of day!

Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Course Breakfast
Servings 6
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 6 chopped broccoli florets
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425℉.
  • Place oil to a large saute pan and heat over medium-low. Add onion, garlic, peppers, broccoli and tomato. Saute until tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Spread vegetables in the bottom of a lightly greased 9” pie pan.
  • Wisk together eggs, milk, spices and ¼ cup parmesan cheese. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in pie pan.
  • Cover pan loosely with foil and bake for 10 minutes at 425͒. Turn the heat back to 350͒ and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm or cold.
  • Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Hack: Cut leftovers into serving-size pieces. Place on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer until solid. Move to a freezer bag or container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Keyword breakfast, breakfast bakes, brunch, buffet, buffet food, eggs, gluten-free, healthy, keto, low calorie, low carb, meatless, quiche, vegetable quiche, vegetarian

Did you know?  Despite the negative press that eggs have received in the past, they can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet!

Hack:  Frozen or dehydrated vegetables can be used in this recipe.

Spinach Feta Pizza For One

This quick and easy spinach feta pizza for one is the perfect solution for supper on a busy weeknight! It’s vegetarian, low in calories and delicious!

Spinach Feta Pizza For One

Spinach Feta Pizza For One

Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole-wheat pita
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • tsp garlic powder
  • cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed with excess liquid squeezed out
  • 3-4 slices fresh tomato
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 400℉.
  • Place pita on baking sheet. Mix ricotta and garlic powder, spread over pita to edge. Top with spinach, tomato and feta. Sprinkle with oregano.
  • Bake until edges of pita are golden brown, about 12 minutes, Serve warm.
  • Hack: Freeze any leftover pita bread in its original packaging for up to 2 months.
Keyword easy meal, fast meal, feta pizza, low calorie, meal for one, meatless, personal pizza, pita bread, pita pizza, pita pocket, pizza for one, quick and easy, quick and easy meal, quick meal preparation, Spinach Feta Pizza, spinach pizza, vegetarian

Did you know?  Spinach is one the most nutrient-dense plant-based foods you can eat!

Suggestion:  Here’s another fast and easy vegetarian meal for one, check out easy eggs Florentine!

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