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Dinner Ideas

Here are a few meals that I prepared for my husband and me prior to becoming a vegetarian. I hope that they inspire you to either try to replicate them or make something similar.

Blackened Shrimp, Salmon Patty, Rice and Corn:

This dish included Blackened Shrimp, Salmon Patty, Rice and Corn. It is a very easy meal to prepare. To reduce the sodium in this dish, you can prepare the seasoning for the shrimp without salt or find a low sodium alternative. The salmon patty in this dish were found in the frozen food section of my local grocery store. I garnished with a little parsley.

Grilled fish, Asparagus, Brown Rice, and a Biscuit:

The fish was lightly seasoned with a little garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and paprika. Then grilled on the George Foreman with the asparagus. The brown rice adds the carbs & starch, with a plain buttered biscuit on the side.

One Pot Rice dish:

This is a one pot rice dish made with white rice, (shredded broiled) chicken, canned tomatoes, and cilantro. The dish is lightly seasoned and would be greatly kicked up with diced mushrooms and onions.

Smothered Chicken Breasts:

When I consumed animal protein, this was one of my favorite dishes. I used flour, butter, chicken broth, and seasonings to make a roux and then the gravy. I pan seared the chicken breast, tossed in some onion, celery, and bell pepper, topped it off with the gravy and cilantro. I loved the depth of flavor and the tenderness of the chicken.

Creamy Shrimp, Crawfish, and Crab Over Pasta:

Here is another quick and easy fav from my pre-vegetarian days. This recipe can be done using a short cut for the gravy. You can use a can of cream of celery soup and broth to thin it out. After sauteing the shrimp, crawfish, and crab with a little butter and whatever veggies you want. Then you cover the seafood with the gravy/soup. After it is warmed through you will serve it over the pasta of your choice.

I am excited to share these meals with you. Please tag me on my social media if you decide to make any of them.

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