• Try Veggie Stuffed Pita Pocket Sandwiches

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    Vegetarian food is generally lower in fat, especially saturated fats, and much higher in fiber, than animal based foods. However, a vegetarian, like a meat eater, has to watch his/her intake of calories, snack foods, refined carbohydrates, whole milk dairy products, and non-meat junk foods.

    This sandwich is chock full of vegetables, both cooked and raw. It’s got a great, healthier version of Thousand Island dressing as a sauce. While it’s super tasty, it’s also a little messy, so make sure you have a supply of napkins before you dig in!

    4 cups mushrooms, sliced
    3 cups onions, sliced
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon granulated onion
    5 cups small broccoli florets
    2 tomatoes, sliced
    3 avocados, sliced
    1 cup clover sprouts, or sprouts of choice
    6 pita pockets, cut in half

    1 cup Vegenaise*
    3 tablespoons tomato paste
    1 teaspoon horseradish, fresh, grated or jarred
    4 tablespoons palm sugar* (add more to taste)
    ¼ cup water

    • Sauté onions in 1½ tablespoon olive oil until tender and caramelized. Season with ¼ teaspoon each of salt and granulated onion. Remove from pan.
    • Follow the same procedure for the mushrooms. Mix onions and mushrooms together and cool to room temperature.
    • Blanch broccoli by bringing a pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook for 3 …

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