Makes: 8 slices
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: at 450 degrees F. for 12 minutes
These days even die-hard meat eaters are opting for more vegetables — whether to cut calories or save money. Either way, no one will have a beef with these great-tasting recipes!
Spinach is an inexpensive form of hard-to-get iron.
Tortellini provide a satisfying pasta hit without too many calories.
Mushrooms add a meaty flavor and texture.
Chickpeas pack fiber and are naturally rich in protein.
Soy crumbles can be substituted for ground meat in most recipes.
Cheese like flavored feta is an easy, convenient way to infuse bold flavor.
Edamame, or fresh soybeans, contain all nine essential amino acids.
Originally published in the April 1, 2009, issue of Family Circle magazine.