20 Meatless Recipes Made with Tofu, Mushrooms & More

Jun 19 2019
Question@2x Hi Lisa,

I like to go meat-free every once in a while, but I don’t want to be stuck with salads. Do you have any hearty vegetarian recipes?

Meatless in Seattle
Answer@2x Hi Meatless in Seattle,

I’m a major carnivore, but I also love experimenting with meatless products, like veggie burgers, beefy crumbles, and more. Here are my favorite recipes using meat swaps, plus some of my go-to food finds. Dig in!

Sausage Swapping

Sausage is the ultimate breakfast meat, and MorningStar Farms makes an excellent swap! Only 70 - 80 calories per patty, and there are some great flavors to choose from. Perfect for breakfast and beyond…

Burger Patty Party

There are so many meatless burgers on the market. I look for patties with about 100 calories or less -- the more protein, the better. My top picks come from MorningStar Farms, Boca (the All American kind especially), and Yves. (Check out my Yves video review!)

Let’s Get Ready to Crumble…

These ground-beef-style crumbles are a total time saver! I use them in tacos, chili, casseroles, salads, and more. Boca, MorningStar Farms, and Beyond Meat make ‘em. So meaty, so flavorful, so convenient!

Time for Tofu

Tofu is a classic meat substitute, and here’s a little tip: To get rid of all the excess moisture, place the block between plates layered with paper towels. Then top with a heavy can to squeeze out any liquid.

Mushroom Madness

Besides being super nutritious, portabella mushrooms are an AMAZING substitute for beefy burgers or steak strips!

Chew on this:

Cheers to National Martini Day, June 19th! Celebrate with these indulgent Chocolate Coconut Martinis… Only 122 calories each.

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