Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Healthy Protein Packed Recipes to Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

It's World Vegetarian Day. Here are a few of my favorite protein packed, weight loss surgery friendly vegetarian dishes...

Shelly's Cauliflower Pie

My Bites (aka Mini Crustless Quiche)

Shelly's Egg Foo Young Bites
Shelly's Spinach & Feta Bites
Shelly's Artichoke Florentine Bites
Shelly's Zucchini Bites 
Shelly's Mushroom Bites 
Shelly's Bruschetta Bites 
Shelly's Southwest Bites 
Shelly's Green Chili Bites 
Shelly's Broccoli & Swiss Bites
Shelly's Bulls-eye Bites
Shelly's Zesty Game Day Bites 
Shelly's Confetti Bites

Shelly's Italian Bean Salad

Shelly's Zucchini and Ricotta Bake

Shelly's Lentil Burger

Shelly's Cauliflower Fritters

Shelly's Italian Flag Salad

Shelly's Broccoli Fritters

Shelly's Grilled Eggplant Stacks and Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Deviled Eggs

Shelly's Zucchini and Onion Pasta

Shelly's Greek Hummus Rounds

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Bariatric Betty said...

Woo-hoo, can't wait to try all the veggie ideas you shared today. The zucchini and onion "pasta" is one of my faves. VEGTARIANS <3 THEWORLDACCORDINGTOEGGFACE.COM

natasha said...

Oh my gosh. Your making me hungry just looking at those pictures! And the best thing about it is that they are all healthy foods :) Thank you

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh! YUMMY! I love the cauliflower patty one since it is something new and unique to do.

Angelia Peacock said...

Hey Shelly,
Have you ever used unflavored protein in any of your recipes? I purchased some (before I knew that I really shouldn't have)on the recommendation of the nutritionist that works with my surgeon. I haven't successfully used it in anything (soup, cottage cheese while in pureed food stage), but I'm thinking it might work out in some of your recipes. Just wondered what your thoughts on it might be. As always, thanks for sharing with us all!!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy any you try!


Angelia, I'm not a big fan of unflavored tastes more protein-y to me if you know what I mean so generally it ruins foods :( Maybe bring to your support group and suggest a swap... one post-ops yuk could be another's yum :)

Kimberley said...

WOW!! Those foods look truly delicious and healthy. Can't wait to try them out. Thankyou.

Alberto said...

Your pictures are amazing! I see great new ideas. Some looks very simple to do. The onion "pasta" is the best! Happy Vegetarian Day!

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Anonymous said...

Natasha Yakubu email: natashayakubu@hotmail.com I love everything about the fall.. decorating, fall colors, the start of all the holidays, the foods.

Trowland2 said...

Tiffany Rowland

I love the fall weather - it is soup time again. At work we have soup Friday and we have three people bring soup in every other week. We are able to try new stuff out on our co workers and have new recipes for our families.

Anonymous said...

"I hope I win." Forgive the Rat Race quote but it's true! Laura Palmer. Ldp1007@msn.com. This is my first holiday season post op n I'm sooo excited about coking for Me, my family and friends.

Anonymous said...

I have surgery in two weeks so this holiday season will be post op purée days. Thanks so much for all you do! Great ideas n I feel confident I can cook with joy right through this holiday season. Laura Palmer email ldp1007@msn.com
"I hope I win!"

Anonymous said...

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Chris said...

Hi Shelly, One of the many favorites for fall is the nice cool weather for walking and fall colors. I did the Minnesota walk for obesity it was a great time and a nice turn out. Thank you for all you do for us. Chris christitchen@comcast.net

armywife0306 said...

With your crustless egg bites are they able ti be frozen?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yes the bites can be frozen defrost in fridge and then I prefer toaster oven to reheat but they can be nuked too.