I've cut out meat from my diet. I still eat fish, tuna, salmon, crab and other shellfish. Most of my protein comes from beans, nuts and soy products, edamame is amazing!
I also don't use cream sauces. To make baked pasta dishes, I steam up 4 servings (or more if a bigger dish) of cauliflower and carrots until very soft (or I boil them if running low on time) and puree them, adding garlic, pepper, paprika, a little dijon and some water to thin it out. I heat this in a sauce pan and when it's steaming, I remove from heat and add a tiny bit of cheese, I love tofu cheddar style, low fat and tastes great! I also add a little extra sharp reduced fat cheddar for more authentic taste. Mix that into the sauce and pour over pasta (if you've not tried Dreamfields pasta, do it!) and top with some parmesan and bake. Also, I use silken (soft) tofu for the sauce as well, very high protein. Just puree it and mix with cheese then add the pasta in.
Instead of making spaghetti bolognaise with ground meat, I use white beans, bean bolognaise with tomato sauce and lots of veggies, it's incredible!
I don't do burgers, nor do I do buns so I make patties from different kinds of beans, TVP (textured vegetable protein, found in dry goods aisles) or tuna/salmon and serve as patties with lettuce, tomato and even a little dijon and mayo, then I can have a few home made oil free fries (cut potatoes thin, spray with baking spray and toss with chili seasonings, salt free ones) and not feel guilty!
| current weight: 194.0