September 12, 2014

Foodie Friday: Vegetarian Recipe Roundup


If you’re a regular Powered By BLING reader, you are already aware that I’ve been on a whole food/plant-based/vegetarian journey based on my past health issue.  Through that journey I am exploring creating some of my favorites in a completely whole food/vegetarian/plant-based way (I’m going to have to come up with my own term for this).

As part of that journey, I started a #MeatlessMonday weekly linkup and was contacted by the movement to be a Pinterest contributor on their #MeatlessMonday Board

One of my biggest concerns with this new way of eating is whether I’m actually fueling my body properly for my current level of training.  So, I’m working with a nutrition advisor that is part of a local fitness challenge I’m involved with to work on the macronutrient ratios for my current level of training using this approach to eating.  Since I do not consume any phytoestrogens because of my diagnosis, a number of the traditional vegetarian protein sources are out.  

One night after getting home from sports, I was looking to make something quick, easy and light.  Looking in the refrig at what was already cooked, I just tossed some things together and put it on the table for our dinner.   We all loved it!  So now it’s a regular dish – My Family’s Quinoa Salad. (recipe below).

Here’s some other great vegetarian recipes that are staples in our house:

Naked Burrito Bowls (can be made with a rice, quinoa or potato base)

Zucchini Pizza Boats

10 Ingredient Rice and Bean Enchiladas

Mom’s Italian Potatoes


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3 Comments on “Foodie Friday: Vegetarian Recipe Roundup

Emily @ Whatever Floats Your Oats
September 12, 2014 at 9:12 am

I love quinoa and this recipe looks delicious. I’d also love to get your recipe for the zucchini pizza boats!

Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
September 12, 2014 at 9:27 am

Emily – All the recipes above are active links, just click on Zucchini Pizza Boats and it will go to the recipe. Somehow they aren’t showing up underlined…I’ll go fix that later. Enjoy them – they are one of our favorites!!!

September 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

Love quinoa salad and yours looks delicious! Love the naked burrito bowl too- yum!!!


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