Simply Filling Vegetarian Week Highlights

by DanicasDaily on March 15, 2014

Happy Weekend all!  Thank you all for sharing your Vegetarian St. Paddy’s Day recipe ideas.  I haven’t decided yet what to make but I need to pick something soon since it’s only two days away.  You know, I have to agree with Leah I should’ve saved my “Eating in Circles” title for National Pi Day 03-14.  Next year!

There have been so many tasty eats the past few days that I do not know where to start.  So, I am just going to do a Weekly Photo Highlight of my favorite things and if you see any recipes you want me to post, just let me know.


My current fruit addiction ~ grapes & berries.  I love the sweet and tart crunchy combination.


I love it when the sriracha and cheese go all over and my tortilla gets super crunchy when I leave it in the pan too long in my Healthy Egg Rolls (SF + 1 WPA) – 5 points+


Subway 3 Inch Veggie & Egg Flat Bread sandwiches ~ so simple, yet, so delicious.

(SF + 3 WPA) – 4 points+



We had our birthday lunch celebration catered by Panera at work and I totally made it work vegetarian style!


I am in love with this Mediterranean Veggies Sandwich. (SF+ 7 WPA) – 7 points+


Served with a Classic Salad w/ RF Balsamic on the side. (SF)


Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake ~ need I say more?!


Have I ever mentioned The Husband is crazy about anything with beans and cheese along with chips and salsa?

So, I decided to combine all his favorite things for a fun lunch. 


Who says you have to make 7 layer bean dip only for parties?


He actually sliced all those olives himself!


Served on top of lettuce and topped with jalapenos and sweet pepper chips.

(SF + 1 WPA) – 4 points+


Scooped up with homemade corn tortilla chips.  SF + 1 WPA per tortilla or 8 chips.



I’ve found two meat substitutes that have worked at helping The Husband out since he started missing meat this past week.  Here is one..the other is the burgers I made tonight.

Morning Star Buffalo Chickless Sandwiches


My favorite dinner of the week ~ Veggie Lettuce Wraps!


My proteins were these delicious cremini mushrooms and yukon potatoes.


Sautéed in sesame oil with fresh ginger, garlic.


Then, tossed with a little hoisin, soy and sriracha sauce.


100% Simply Filling and Vegetarian!  I love how the crisp lettuce offset the sweet and spicy crunchy veggies.


HIs favorite dinner of the week ~ Big Mac-Less Burgers as he called them Open-mouthed smile


I am sure you all have noticed I am not too big on meat substitutes because most seem so processed.  These Boca Burgers are not too bad and the smoky tasty really goes a long way with flavor.


So does having excellent toppers ~ crispy iceberg, sweet red onion, juicy tomatoes, crunchy pickles and a “Almost Fast Food Burger” secret sauce.


SF + 3 WPA for the bun – you could use a reduced calorie bun and have it be 100% SF.


I also made a batch of my Vegan Harvest Grain Salad for sides and snacks this week.


Today marks the half way point for Meatless March and I am still digging it.  I think the key really is to keep healthy options on hand to grab and go, but, also, to try new recipes that I am excited about.

I will catch up with you all tomorrow with my Simply Filling Vegetarian Week 3 Menu.

Night all!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy A. March 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I miss the happy sriracha face your husband makes on the egg… The 7-layer dip looked soooo good….


Gail H. March 16, 2014 at 3:18 am

Awesome job so far! You Hub is good!! NO WAY would Bryan ever eat those Boca Burgers :( Not sure I would either as I try to stay away from soy protein…but you sure make them look good! Have you posted the Veggie Lettuce Wraps before? Would love that one!!


Tammy March 16, 2014 at 4:11 am

I would love the recipe for the 7 layer dip. Where did you get the cookie dough cake? That would be awesome for my son’s 19th birthday in May.


DanicasDaily March 16, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Hi Tammy,

It’s cold stone creamery and that cake was amazing!



karen mcbrayer March 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

I’ve noticed how nice and melted your cheese looks on your tortilla/egg breakfast. Are you using the extra thin sliced cheese – I discovered it in target and for only one point per slice, I LOVE IT. Also, I have never been able to find low calorie hamburger buns – where do you find them? Love your blog. It has given me inspiration and usable information. Thanks. :)


DanicasDaily March 16, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Hi Karen,

I had been using the reduced fat Sargento slices but just tried the ultra thin when I saw them this past week. You are right so worth it and it was a nice change.

The only light buns I’ve found are the thin buns. We used real deal buns for our burgers.



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