No Meat Loaf

weight loss

Our No Meat Loaf is vegetarian, and low in fat. Good for weight loss. ┬áIf you’ve been trying to eat with vegetarian bent, this is a great place to start.

Make 6 Servings

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound broccoli florets, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups finely chopped mushrooms

1/2 pound cauliflower, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped

1 1/2 cups cooked regular long-grain rice

Half 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeeze dry

2 sun-dried tomato halves (not oil-packed), soaked, drained and chopped

3 tablespoons minced basil

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

3 egg whites, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons tomato paste

Preheat the oven to 350F; spray a 9×5″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil. Add the broccoli, mushrooms, cauliflower and bell pepper; saute until the broccoli is tender and most of the liquid evaporates, 8-10 minutes.

Stir in the rice, spinach, tomatoes, basil, cheese, vinegar, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Stir in the egg whites. Press the vegetables mixture into the pan; spread the tomato paste on top of the loaf. Bake until firm, 40-45 minutes; cool 10-15 minutes before slicing.

photo credit by pinterest.com

 

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