Entrees · Vegetarian

Wild Rice Burgers

This is a very Minnesotan vegetarian burger recipe. I had my first wild rice burger at Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, MN after a long backpacking trip. My husband and I loved it so much I had to try duplicating it. I think I came pretty close – although I’m sure my recipe is much healthier… Continue reading Wild Rice Burgers


Vegetable-full Chicken Chow Mein

Apart from the sodium content, chow mein can be a very healthy meal. Using fresh vegetables instead of canned not only reduces some of the sodium content, but also increases vitamin and fiber provision. There is about 640 mg sodium per serving of this recipe. If conservative with the chow mein noodle topping, this meal… Continue reading Vegetable-full Chicken Chow Mein

Entrees · Vegetarian

Roasted Veggie Panini

A delicious way to get veggies into a meal. I roasted zucchini and bell pepper on the grill and topped with spinach, hummus and cheese. This combination not only tastes great, but makes for a high protein, high fiber meal packed with vitamins from the veggies. There is also heart-healthy fats from the olive oil… Continue reading Roasted Veggie Panini

Entrees · Vegetarian

Quinoa Burgers

I just love experimenting with new vegetarian burger recipes.  It is fun to mix and match ingredients for different tastes.  This recipe uses just onion, green onion and carrots as the vegetables, but could easily substitute bell peppers, zucchini or other vegetables to change taste/appearance/nutrient composition.  Regardless of vegetables used, these burgers are a healthier… Continue reading Quinoa Burgers

Diabetes-Friendly · Entrees · Vegetarian

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Low carb pasta.  Sounds like an oxymoron.  However, similar to the Turkey Zucchini Pasta, the pasta is replaced with a vegetable.  I love using spaghetti squash in casseroles because the flavor is not very strong, so it is very easy to form into whatever recipe you would like.  I like the Italian-inspired recipes with this vegetable. Why… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti