Top 5 Low Carb Vegetarian Recipes Easy

1. Salad Sandwiches
Carb Count: 26 grams per serving
These vegetarian panini are quick, easy, and healthy! Perfect for a fast lunch or dinner, each sandwich provides 11 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber.
Ingredients:
– Nonstick cooking spray
– 1/3 cup Mediterranean-flavor hummus
– 4 whole-wheat sandwich thins or bagel bread squares, split
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/2 of an avocado, peeled and sliced
– 1 cup arugula leaves
– 2 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded

2. Grilled Vegetable Pitas
Carb Count: 27 grams per serving
Grilling goes guilt-free with our diabetes-friendly portobello pitas. Pair with fresh veggies and our Lemon Avocado Dip for a perfect summer dinner al fresco.
Ingredients:
– 1 4 – ounce fresh portobello mushroom
– 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
– 1 teaspoon olive oil
– Dash salt
– Dash ground black pepper
– 1/4 cup chopped tomato
– 1/4 of a medium yellow or red sweet pepper, stem and seeds removed
– 1 large whole wheat pita bread round, halved crosswise
– 8 fresh spinach leaves
– 8 small fresh basil leaves
– 1/3 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese

3. Cheesy Eggplant Burgers
Carb Count: 19 grams per serving
Everyone at the backyard barbecue will be begging for our vegetarian eggplant burgers that boast just 19 grams of carb. Topped with rich smoked Gouda cheese and served on a whole grain baguette, these burgers take grilling to gourmet status.
Ingredients:
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
– 1/8 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomatoes
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano
– 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
– 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
– 6 1/2-inch-thick slices eggplant
– 6 3/4 – ounce slice smoked gouda cheese
– 6 1/2-inch-thick slices whole grain baguette-style bread, toasted

4. Eggplant-Zucchini Parmesan
Carb Count: 9 grams per serving
Toss six ingredients into the slow cooker, and by dinnertime, a hearty, diabetes-friendly meal will be ready to enjoy. Best of all, this savory dish is low enough in calories, fat, and carbs to be served as a side or main dish and still meet all the needs of your healthy eating plan.
Ingredients:
– 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
– 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
– 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
– 1 1/2 cups purchased light spaghetti sauce
– 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
– 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

5. Fajita-Style Quesadillas
Carb Count: 8 grams per serving
Served as an easy appetizer, our south-of-the-border quesadillas are a crowd-pleaser at any party. With only 72 calories and 8 grams of carb per serving, this recipe becomes a complete weeknight meal when you pair it with a fresh salad.
Ingredients:
– 1/2 of a medium red or green sweet pepper, seeded and cut into bite-size strips
– 1/2 of a medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
– 1 serrano chile pepper, halved, seeded, and cut into thin strips
– 2 teaspoons cooking oil
– 4 6 – inches white corn tortillas
– Nonstick cooking spray
– 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
– 1 small tomato, halved and thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
– 2 tablespoons light dairy sour cream

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