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This is a fun vegan nacho platter.  Use Gardein or any other vegan buffalo wings.  Gooey vegan cheeses and the buffalo wings makes this snack a winner.  Super easy and quick to make.

What you need:

  • 2 servings tortilla chips (I used TJ’s Baked Blue, 36 chips)
  • 2 servings Daiya Pepperjack Shreds (1/2 cup)
  • 1 serving Daiya Jalapeno Garlic Havarti (1/8 of wedge), cut into cubes (optional)
  • 1 package Gardein Buffalo Wings, cooked according to package instructions and sliced
  • 2 tbsp sliced black olives
  • salsa and Tofutti Better than Sour Cream

To prepare:

  1. Arrange chips on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Spread Daiya shreds and cubes on top of chips.
  3. Top with buffalo wings and olives.
  4. Microwave till cheese is melted.
  5. Top with salsa and sour cream.

4 servings.  Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 5

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The original version of this recipe looked so good, I just had to try it with veggie meat.  It was fantastic!  I substituted Gardein’s Scallopini, but you could use any veggie “chicken” style product.  As you can see, this is a meal-sized salad, just perfect for summertime.

  1. Cut up 1 1/3 pieces of Gardein Scallopini and place in a bowl with 2 tbsp barbecue sauce; mix together, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, put 4 cups romaine lettuce, 1 chopped plum tomato, 1/4 cup peeled and chopped jicama, 3 tbsp black beans, 3 tbsp corn, 2 tbsp scallions.
  3. Add barbecue mixture and top with 2 tbsp Daiya nondairy cheese and 5 baked tortilla chips crumbled.
  4. Drizzle with a little barbecue sauce and 2 tbsp of Vegan Ranch dressing.

1 serving.  Weight Watcher PointsPlus value:  8

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I am really excited to share this recipe because I came up with this one totally on my own.  I thought I would search the net to see if  someone else had come up with this recipe after I thought it up, and I did find out that a vegan chef on the Ellen show had already done a similar recipe.  However, the recipe called for 2 cups of cashews, which is a whopping 45 points added to the recipe.  I decided to pursue my version which is very Weight Watcher friendly.  You may find you would like to tweak the recipe to your liking, but this will give you a good start.

TEXAS-FRIED “STEAK” BITES WITH HOME-STYLE GRAVY

  • 1 thawed package of Gardein Home Style Beefless Tips
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour, divided 1/4 and 1/4
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened
  • salt and pepper, seasonings to taste
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl; dredge beefless tips in mixture.  Evenly coat  nonstick frying pan with cooking spray;  pan-fry beefless tips, turning to cook each side.  When done, place beefless tips on paper towel; do not clean out pan.
  2. Add 2 tsps of canola oil to pan, stir in 1/4 cup of flour; slowly add almond milk till you have a thick gravy (you may need to use more or less); season with salt and pepper to taste; you may want to add paprika or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, soy sauce, whatever you like.  Serve right away; sauce thickens quickly upon standing.

This is great over mashed potatoes or would work really good in a baked potato.

I hope the recipe works out for you.  If you have any ideas about it let me know.  This was my one and only attempt at it.

4 servings.  Weight Watcher Plus Points value:  4

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