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Breakfast

Vegan Pancakes (2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 ¾ teas Baking Powder
  • ¼ tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Soy Milk
  • 1/2 Banana or any desired fruit

Instructions:

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Separately mix vanilla and soy milk. Whisk all ingredients together. Pour ¾ of a cup on medium heat griddle or on the stove. Cook until golden brown. Add fresh fruit on top.

Easy Oatmeal (1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Old-fashioned Oats
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 1 tsp of Honey
  • 2 tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 Blueberries or fruit of your choice

Instructions:

Bring water to a boil. When boiling add oats cook for 5 minutes or until oats are fully cooked. Add honey, brown sugar, and fruit on top.

Soy Smoothie (1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • ½ Banana
  • 8 ounce Soy Milk
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries or berries of choice

Instructions:

Add 1/2 banana in blender with 8 ounces of soy milk. Blend for 10 seconds. Add your choice of frozen or fresh fruit, and then blend all together until smooth.

Lunch

Easy Pasta Salad (4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta, uncooked
  • 2 cups small fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup Halved Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup Light House Italian Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sliced Black Olives

Instructions:

Cook pasta in a saucepan until fully cooked, and then drain pasta. Add tomatoes, olives with broccoli into the in a bowl, then mix in dressing and top with parmesan cheese.

(Retrieved by kraftrecipes.com)

Sham “Ham” roll-ups (4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) container Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Chives
  • Salt and Pepper “to your taste”
  • 1 (5.5-ounce) package Vegan Ham Deli Slices

Instructions:

Mix the cream cheese, chives, salts, and pepper together. Spread the mixture on the vegan deli slice then roll it up. Use toothpaste to hold together.
(retrieved from Peta’s Vegan College Cookbook)

Bacon, Lettuce &Tomato Sandwich (1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of Whole Wheat Bread
  • ¾ half tomato
  • 2 strips Turkey Bacon
  • ¾ cup Lettuce
  • 1 tsp Mayo

Instructions:

Place bacon on a microwaveable plate and put in the microwave for 3 minute of each side. Toast wheat bread in toaster until golden brown, and then spread mayo on both side of the bread. Cut tomato into thin slice; add tomatoes & lettuce to toasted bread. When bacon is cooked add to sandwich.

Dinner

Pita Pizza (1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 2/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 ounce cheddar, sliced or diced 2 ounces mozzarella.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread a layer of marinara sauce on the pita. Evenly lay the cheese on the pitta. Bake pita for 7 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

Easy Red Beans and Rice (2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16- ounce) can Dark Red Kidney
  • 1 (14.5) can Tomatoes, Diced and Drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can Green Chilies
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • 2 servings instant rice, cooked

Instructions:

Combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes, or until hot. Serve over cooked rice.

Spiced Chicken with Couscous Salad (4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 3⁄4 cup Couscous
  • 3/4 pound Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 pound Snap Peas, thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup torn Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 tsp grated Lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with the paprika, cumin, teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper. Cook the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large bowl. Add 1 cup hot tap water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Add the tomatoes, snap peas, basil, lemon zest and juice, remaining oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to couscous. Toss to combine. Slice the chicken and serve over couscous.

Once in a while Treats (Desserts)

2- Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie (1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 ½ White Sugar
  • 1 ½ Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Beaten Egg
  • 5 tbsp Flour
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips
  • Frozen nonfat yogurt (optional)

Instructions:

Place the butter and sugars in a 2-cup bowl or small dish. Use a fork to combine all these ingredients. Beat egg and add two tablespoons of the egg mixture into the bowl. Add the vanilla. Stir to combine. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Give it another stir. Stir in the chocolate chips. Put the mixture in your microwave oven and let it bake for about 2 minutes.Add a spoonful of yogurt on top.

Frozen Cappuccino Dessert (1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Cold Brewed Coffee
  • 2 tbsp Plain Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Freeze for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve Chilled
(Retrieved from “$5 a Meal College Cookbook”)

Strawberry Parfait (4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Strawberries, rinsed, dried and hulled
  • 1 ½ cups Nondairy Whipped Topped (such as Cool Whip) thawed
  • ½ cup Strawberry preserves
  • 4 whole strawberries (Optional)
  • Fresh Mint Leaves (Optional)

Instructions:

Slice the strawberries and divide them equally between 4 chilled single dishes. Combine the whipped topping with the preserves in a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir until evenly blended. Then add fruit to dish then add whipped topping, and repeat until you reached the top. Then garnish with fresh mint and strawberry.

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