Meatless Monday: Week 5

I’m headed back to school today. I love being home but my body doesn’t. My routine is all messed up! But I’m going to start off today with my usual Meatless Monday Menu!

Baked Apple Oatmeal

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Baked Apples

The Necessities

  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 Gala apples, chopped

The Steps

  1. Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Microwave at high 15 minutes, or until apples are soft, stirring occasionally.

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I made the baked apples for Thanksgiving dessert and have been eating the leftovers with my oatmeal this week! So good!

Oatmeal

The Necessities

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed

The Steps

  1. Slice banana and place in medium sauce pan with cinnamon over medium-high heat. Allow to become heated (approx. 1 minute).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Allow oatmeal to bubble for 30 seconds to a minute, then stir vigorously to whip the banana.
  3. Cook oatmeal to desired consistency. (I always change the temperature to low for a minute too).

Margherita Pizza

Pizza Sauce

The Necessities

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (8 oz) reduce-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Steps

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in lightly grease medium saucepan until tender (about 5 minutes).
  2. Stir in tomato sauce and herbs. Bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered until sauce thickens (about 5 minutes). Season to taste with salt/pepper.

ˆ∫Margherita Pizza

The Necessities

  • Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  • 1/4 cup basic pizza sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese*
  • 1/3 cup small fresh basil leaves*
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced

*If you want more or less (I’m not a huge cheese fan), then go for it!

The Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Begin to spread dough into a 12-inch crust. When dough will not spread any further, sprinkle olive oil onto pan and continue to expand dough. Make a crust around the edge.
  3. Spread pizza sauce onto dough (leaving about a half-inch along the outside for crust). Next top with basil, then tomato and finally with cheese.
  4. Place the pizza in the oven. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Try it! This pizza is amazing!!



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About Katie

I'm a college student who is trying to find her feet in the world of cooking healthy and incorporating food healthfully into my world!
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