Monday, May 16, 2011

Meatless Monday and Then Some

First let me say, I am not a vegetarian!   The bride and I, in an attempt to eat healthy try to eat a dinner a week without meat.  It’s simply an attempt to keep cholesterol in check.  (It’s not bad yet anyway!)  So our meal tonight was meatless, BUT we have two very carnivorous college boys at home right now.  I simply prepared two meals!

For the boys, I boiled a couple of chicken breasts and baked a smoked turkey sausage link.  I chopped some green onions and opened a package of Louisiana Jambalaya mix.  Pulled the chicken off the bone and sliced the sausage when they were done.   Followed the directions on the package and WHa-LA!

Instant Jambalaya!  I took a taste, and it was good.  The boys took a taste, and it was GONE!!!

For our meal I pan-fried three MorningStar veggie grillers.  When done, I removed them from the pan to cool.  While they cooled I sautéed the onions, peppers, carrots, celery, and green onions I had chopped earlier while cooking the boys chicken and sausage with a tablespoon of olive oil.  Then I added soy sauce, Texas Pete and ground cumin and about a ½ cup of veggie stock.

As this simmers I cooked my brown rice in the microwave and then added it to the mix.  Now chop the veggie burgers into bite size pieces.  Add to the pan with half a cup of salsa and heat through stirring to mix.

Makes four equal servings

Serve it up with roasted corn on the cob and green beans for a meal less than 400 calories.



Unknown said...

Bravo! That actually looks good. I'm always surprised at how meatless meat can really work in a meal. Great job.

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

This looks fantastic! This post is making me hungry again and I just ate! :)

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said...

I can't believe I've never thought of this! Looks like a great jambalaya - I never get to eat it because most make it with seafood/sausage that I can't eat. Thanks!

Magic of Spice said...

Great looking dish! Always nice to see flavorful vegetarian goodies :)