Vegetarian Bodybuilding Recipes
Vegetarian Bodybuilding Meals
Looking for a great vegetarian bodybuilding meal? Here are two that are super tasty!
Vegetarian Bodybuilder Meatballs
2 (12 ounce) bags of soy crumbles
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup dry oats
4 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp of your favorite dried Italian herb seasoning (oregano 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp basil)
1 tsp fennel seed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Defrost veggie crumbles in skillet with some nonstick spray. Remove from heat and combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Form mixture into 24 small meatballs. Bake in a non-stick mini muffin pan or on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until firm.
Jerked Veggie Burger for Vegetarian Bodybuilders
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and cut in 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion, both white and green parts
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
2 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted and torn into 1 inch pieces
1 15oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 large egg
1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped and seeded
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Mustard, lettuce and sliced tomato, for garnish
Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Sauté the onion, pepper and scallions until soft, about 5 minutes, but do not overcook. Add remaining spices.
Reduce the bread to crumbs using a blender. In a large bowl add the cooked vegetables, beans, rice, egg and jalapeno pepper. Mash with a fork until mixture is well combined. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
Form the mixture into 8 burger patties. Grill the burgers for approximately 3 minutes per side. You can also cook the burgers in a skillet over medium high heat with 1 teaspoon of canola oil. Cook the burgers in the skillet until they are browned and crisp, about 3 minutes per side.
Serve the burger on a toasted whole grain bun with your choice of mustard, tomato, lettuce, onion or other veggies you like. Makes 8 servings.
Fat: 3 g
Carbs: 22 g
Protein: 6 g
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