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Veggie Alternatives to Pasta, Rice and Bread

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS AS HAMBURGER BUNS

 Grill up some portobello mushrooms for a savory replacement to traditional hamburger buns. From the pulled pesto chicken burger to the 'Aussie' burger with chipotle aioli, these are recipes that will make grilling up a burger a little more exciting.

 

Pulled Pesto Chicken Burger with Fire-Roasted Tomato Jam

A grilled portobello bun filled with fire-roasted balsamic tomato jam and pulled pesto chicken evokes summer on all fronts – from the chargrilled bun, to the sweet and smoky seasonal tomato jam and the fresh flavors of summer basil smothered chicken. This burger is so full of flavor, you’ll never miss a carb-laden bun again!

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Aussie Burger - Ultimate Occa Burger

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SPAGHETTI SQUASH AS PASTA

Yes pasta is delicious, but we promise this can also be delicious, you can either keep it simple or dress it up. You will have a love/hate relationship with this one - cutting this squash in half is a pain and you may say some bad words, but you will love the taste. 

 

Mushroom and Kale Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bowls

This healthy recipe tastes amazing and it's quick, easy, and the perfect recipe when you crave pasta!

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Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese

Now you can have Mac and Cheese every single night for dinner! You can get a little adventurous and include - roasted broccoli, spinach, maybe even some bacon. 

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ZUCCHINI AS LASAGNA NOODLES

When sliced just right, zucchini flawlessly replaces lasagna noodles. Plus, the most important part of lasagna is the cheese, right? Which means that lasagna sans pasta is hardly a sacrifice. If you're ambitious, it can even be cooked into mock french fries or shredded into pasta
 

Zucchini Lasagna with Spicy Turkey Meat Sauce

 

 

 

Baked Zucchini Fries

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EGGPLANT AS BREAD

Why use bread when you can use eggplant? Like portobello mushrooms, you can grill eggplant up to use as a substitute for sliced bread. Make open-faced creations like roasted eggplant with tomatoes and mint or try your hand at the cheesy baked eggplant sandwich. 

 

Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Mint

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Baked Eggplant Sandwich

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CAULIFLOWER AS EVERYTHING

In the vegetable-as-carb world, cauliflower is king. It can be cooked into gluten-free versions of all our guilty pleasures - pizza crust, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, the list goes on. 

 

Pizza Supreme on Cauliflower Crust

 

 

Cauliflower Fried Rice

 

 

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