Meatless Meatballs

Upgrade your Sunday sauce with these delicious meatless meatballs.

Ingredients:

1 pkg vegan ground (12oz)
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup breadcrumbs or ground flax
1/4 cup combined fresh basil/parsley, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground clove
olive oil for baking dish


Method
:

– Preheat oven to 400°.
– In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, adding the vegan ground last. 
– Shape vegan meat mixture into 2 Tbsp sized balls, or use a medium cookie scoop. Place meatballs in a lightly oiled baking dish spaced roughly 1 inch apart.
– Bake for 10-15 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until browned.
– Once cooked, remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy.


Vegan Meatloaf

Warm up your home with this flavorful classic.

Ingredients:

1 pkg vegan ground (12oz)
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup breadcrumbs or ground flax
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp Italian seasonings
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp ground paprika

Method:

– Preheat oven to 400°.
– In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, adding the vegan ground last.
– In a greased baking dish, shape vegan meat mixture into a loaf.
– Cook for 25 – 30 minutes, until browned
– Once cooked, remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy.

Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns

A healthier take on hash browns with all the deliciousness.

Ingredients:

1 spaghetti squash per serving
olive oil
garlic powder
salt & pepper

Method:

– Preheat oven to 400°.
– Slice spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds and ribbing.
– Massage the inside and outside of squash with about 1 Tbsp olive oil for each half, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
– Place squash face down onto a baking sheet, ensuring the sides of the squash touching the pan are coated in olive oil to prevent sticking.
– With a fork, pierce the squash 2-3 times.
– Roast for about 25-30 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the squash with a fork.
– Remove from oven and let cool until you can comfortably rake a fork to fluff and remove the “spaghetti” from the squash.
– Raise oven temperature to 450°.
– In a lightly oiled baking dish, add the “spaghetti” and top with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
– Bake for 10 minutes or until top starts to turn golden.
–Remove, let cool, and enjoy!

BLT Dip

This dip is a staple for football games in our house – light, flavorful, and full of deliciousness!

Ingredients:

Carrot bacon – carrot bacon recipe
2 cups finely chopped lettuce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and mashed
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt & pepper
Juice from 1 lime

Method:

– Follow recipe for carrot bacon.
– While carrot bacon cooks, prepare the guacamole by combining avocados, onion, cilantro, garlic powder, lime, and salt and pepper.
– Add the guacamole as a base to a serving dish.
– Add lettuce and tomatoes on top of guacamole.
– Once carrot bacon is cooked, make sure it is in bite sized pieces and add to the top of the dip.
– Serve with chips and enjoy!

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Sneaky Squash

Got some extra veggies in the fridge? Want to sneak them into your dinner? This hack is for you!

The beautiful thing about vegetables like zucchini, summer squash, and carrots – you can sneak them into almost anything!

Making nacho cheese? Add some cooked carrots and or potatoes to the blender. Making a pasta sauce? Blend some cooked zucchini or summer squash and voila, a healthier pasta sauce. My personal favorite is adding an onion, and 2 summer squashes to my mac and cheese sauce.

This trick comes in handy for picky eaters, as these vegetables are not too flavorful, they can help make your dinner go farther and add extra nutrition.

Carrot Bacon

Smoky, crispy, and of course flavorful.

Ingredients:

3 large carrots, peeled

For Glaze:
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp liquid smoke or coconut aminos
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Method:

– Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
– Whisk all glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
– With a vegetable peeler or mandoline, peel carrots from end to end to create bacon strips.
– Lay carrot strips on baking pan and brush both sides of strips with glaze.
– Bake for 7 minutes, flip, finish baking for 7 more minutes.