Eat-Clean Diet: 3 Vegetarian Meal Ideas

Tosca Reno’s revolutionary Eat-Clean Diet offers a variety of delicious vegetarian meal ideas to help you lose weight and feel your best. Whether you are looking to start your morning with a clean breakfast, or want a quick and easy dinner, the Eat-Clean Diet gives you great recipes with plenty of inviting flavor. Each recipe is packed full of fresh produce, whole grains, and a unique blend of seasoning. Try one of these 3 Eat-Clean vegetarian recipes and you’ll know why Reno’s cookbooks fly off the shelves. 

Quinoa a la Orange Salad

Ready in 30 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

2 cups of water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. fresh grated orange rind
1/4 tsp. sea salt
4 ounces firm tofu, cut into bite-size cubes
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup diced celery
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan; add quinoa, return to a boil and simmer until water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a large mixing bowl to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together orange juice, olive oil, orange rind and sea salt. 
  3. Add tofu to the cooled quinoa along with tomatoes, celery and parsley. Pour dressing over the top and toss well to combine; add black pepper to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. 

Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 219, Total Fats: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 43mg, Total Carbohydrates: 31g, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 8g, Iron: 3g. 

Bean and Cheese Burrito Pinwheels

Ready in 25 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

4 whole wheat tortillas
15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 garlic clove
1 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. salsa
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 ounces low-fat cheddar, shredded
Additional salsa and Greek yogurt to taste

  1. Warm tortilla according to package directions; set aside and keep warm.
  2. In food processor, blend together black beans, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Remove bean spread into a medium mixing bowl and stir in salsa and cilantro. 
  3. Distribute the bean spread between tortillas. Roll up tightly and slice evenly in to 1-inch thick pieces. Serve with salsa and Greek yogurt, as desired.

Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 343, Total Fats: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 364mg, Total Carbohydrates: 53g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 17g, Iron: 5mg. 

Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

Ready in 20 minutes. Makes 1 serving (3 pancakes)

Olive oil spray
1/8 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup egg whites
1 1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 medium banana, sliced
1 tbsp. sugar-free maple syrup

  1. Spray a nonstick pan with oil and set on medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, egg whites and protein powder. Use a hand held blender to mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour batter into pan. Cook each side for about 2 minutes or until pancake is golden. Repeat until all batter is used. 
  4. Top with banana slices and syrup. 

Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 330, Total Fats: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 720mg, Total Carbohydrates: 33g, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 16g, Protein: 46g, Iron: 1mg. 



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