Vegetarian Food Recipe

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Are you becoming mother?

You thought I was kidding about the greens, didn't you? Following are 13 simple recipes for meals that pack the power family friendly foods while still indulging your picky taste buds. Most recipes include carnivorous and vegeterian options as well as ways to use boxed and canned goods. However, in
general, I recommend avoiding boxes and cans because they are stocked with preservatives, sodium, and artificial ingredients. When possible, just mix it all up yourself!

Macaroni and Cheese Greens
  • 1 package pasta shells or other dried pasta
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated other cheese (Colby Jack, Mozzarella)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup broccoli or spinach
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
Optional: salt, pepper, mustard, Parmesan as desired

1. Boil water and cook pasta as directed on package.
2. In separate pan, melt butter over low heat and add milk and any seasonings. Stir until thick. Add
shredded cheese to milk and butter and stir until smooth.
3. Cook spinach or broccoli.
4. Add spinach or broccoli to drained pasta. Add cheese sauce and stir.
5. Optional: Transfer to casserole dish. Top with Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes.

Boxed option: Buy your favorite box of mac and cheese. Prepare as directed. Add broccoli or spinach.

Green Chicken Soup
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  • 1 package favorite pasta, rice, or beans
  • Lots of vegetables: carrots, corn, peas, celery, onion
  • Lots of spinach and/or broccoli
  • Some cilantro
Spices: garlic, basil, poultry spice, thyme, all spice, salt, pepper as desired
Optional: whatever you like! have fun!
Vegetarian substitute: Use soy or tofu product in place of chicken. Substitute vegetable broth for water.

1. Wash chicken breasts and boil in four quarts water for at least 30 minutes.
2. Pull breasts and out of water and slice into desired pieces. Make sure there is no pink.
3. Add pasta, rice, or cooked beans. Add sliced chicken.
4. Add spinach and or broccoli. Chop up the other vegetables in your refrigerator or freezer and add
them. This is a great way to use what you have.
5. Add cilantro and other seasonings as desired.
6. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until pasta/rice/beans are tender.

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