Vegan Jambalaya with Black Beans

Vegan Jambalaya PinThis Vegan Jambalaya with Black Beans recipe is like a little taste of Naw Luns (that’s Cajun for New Orleans). This dish is hearty, filling, a little spicy and oh so flavorful.

This jambalaya is also a great recipe for your weight loss plan. With only 200 calories per serving, it packs 11 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein, as well as 31% RDA of Iron. With a delicious recipe like this, you don’t need to punish yourself with a bland weight loss diet.

I ate the first bowl plain without any toppings. For the second bowl, I put a dollop (about 1 tbsp) of unsweetened So Delicious Plain Yogurt on top. It tastes a bit like sour cream so it gave it a little extra tanginess. Cashew Cream Cheese would be delicious, too. You can also add some hot sauce (Tabasco or Red Hot) and stir it in to give it more kick.

We originally made this recipe with Beefy Crumbles, but now that we don’t eat oil anymore, we removed them. You could add some oil free Lightlife Gimme Lean Sausage to give it even more flavor, but we don’t have that in Ecuador. Booo! 🙁

This pairs well with our Vegan Cornbread recipe (unless you’re an oil-free eater).

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant-based eating.

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Herbed Tomatoes

Herbed TomatoesMy mom made these Italian herbed tomatoes for me as a kid and I loved them! This was one of the first veggie dishes I ate. It has a lot of flavor and she peeled the tomato skins off, which my childhood palette really appreciated. As an adult, the skins don’t bother me and they pack a lot of extra phytonutrients so leave them on if you want to.

Mom made these with lots of olive oil, but now that we have a much better understanding of how oil harms our arteries, I changed the recipe to omit it. That will change the flavor a bit, but your heart will thank you.

You can serve these tomatoes as a standalone side dish or serve them over your leafy green salad as a delicious dressing.

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