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November 25, 2018

BY ARTHUR SEIDENFELD

SOME OF THE FOODS I ENJOY EATING TO MAINTAIN MY VEGETARIAN LIFE STYLE


In an earlier blog, I spoke about 2 of the foods I enjoy eating- specially prepared vegetarian wraps and pizza that I make. 


In this blog, I would like to expand on some of my favorite foods with simple preparation that you can do at home. 


I enjoy many of Amy's vegetarian dishes which come frozen. I love Italian food and am able to keep eating Italian dishes with gaining weight. Two of Amy's italian dishes I will discuss are:


Amy's spaghetti with mixed vegetables such as broccoli in a delicious tomato sauce

Amy's ravioli in a cheese base tomato sauce. 


I show both of these items on my product list which can be purchased by clicking the link on this website. Pictured above are both items. 


Amy's products are famous for being low in calories and low in fat. The only drawback for me is that they have a good deal of salt which for someone like me with a history of heart issues I have to monitor and watch. 


The interesting feature of these two dishes is that they are delicious and I feel the ravioli is as good as I will eat in many Italian restaurants. 


I add some cooked mushrooms and leaks and I warm them on the stove in a skillet with some water added and even a little marinara sauce.  They provide me with a delicious main course. 


I also eat weekly Morning Side Farm's Original Chik Patties. These have the taste of chicken but of course no chicken and are pure vegan. Each pattie is 170 calories, 9 grams of plant based protein and 1 gram of saturated fat and no trans fat. 


I have shown a picture for their burger style pattie as they offer several flavor items in addition to the chik style patties. I eat these patties grilled and I add a piece of tomato and leeks which I grill on top of the patties and then grill a hamburger roll adding teriyaki sauce on top. 


Finally, for dessert my favorite is Enlightened Low Fat Ice Cream. They come in numerous flavors: my favorite is the Mint Chip. The whole container is about 360 calories. They speak of 4 servings of 90 calories each. I add lite Hershey's chocolate sauce and fat free Reddy Whip Cream and I am in eater's heaven! I have attached a picture of the Reddy Whip Cream but this is not the fat free version. Still it is very low in calories. 


Finally, I enjoy when in season a Cara Cara Orange. They are low in acidity and are very sweet. I urge you to watch for these in your local Green Grocer. Whole Foods carry them during much of the year too!


I hope this gives you a range of the kind of foods available to a vegetarian for tasty and enjoyable eating.