Discover tofu with this Asian-inspired stir-fry from Trisha Kruse of Eagle, Idaho. Says Trisha, “This recipe is a tasty way to introduce your family to tofu. The blend of flavors really makes this meatless main dish appeal to folks who have never tried tofu.”
Horseradish adds a special “kick” to this mouthwatering salad that Lesley Pew fixes at home in Lynn, Massachusetts for her family and friends. “It’s creamy, crunchy and always popular,” she promises. No one guesses that she lightens it up with low-fat sour cream and fat-free mayo!—Lesley Pew, Lynn, Massachusetts
Serve this at your next party and guests won’t have a clue that it’s low fat! “This recipe is a great appetizer, but I also serve it as a main dish on especially busy nights,” writes Traci Hoffman of Jamestown, Indiana.
Three kinds of beans and a host of seasonings make this version of baked beans a winner. Southwest flavors dominate in this dish that's perfect with grilled chicken. Leslie Adams - Springfield, Missouri
For a surefire meatless mainstay, Marguerite Shaeffer swears by these moist and delicious salsa-topped burgers. “I first sampled them at an ‘Eating Right‘ session at our local library,“ she writes from Sewell, New Jersey. “And they can hold their own against any veggie burger you‘d buy at the supermarket. They’re wonderful!"
Our recipes often give a range on certain herbs and spices to accommodate different tastes. If you like the heat of chili powder, use 2 teaspoons in your Grilled Bean Burgers; for a milder version, use 1 teaspoon.
“These savory bean and vegetable quesadillas are great for those who love Mexican flavors but can’t handle too much heat,” Cherylyn Radford explains from Fox Creek, Alberta. “I like to serve slices with salsa and fat-free sour cream.”
"I turned to soy crumbles when I was trying to reduce the fat and carbs from traditional marinara," explains Green Lake, Wisconsin's Thomas Licking. The result was this stick-to-your-ribs sauce that's so hearty, no one will miss the meat.
"Here's a great way to get in your vegetables," promises Evelyn Joan Brewer of Bluffton, Indiana. "I lightened up the original recipe by using soy crumbles instead of sausage. I serve it over cooked rice."