Being new to Meatless Monday’s, I find myself challenged when I have to eat fast food. At a restaurant there is usually a vegetarian section with lots of great choices but fast food menu’s don’t always highlight their veggie options. Looks like Chick-fil-A wants vegetarians and meat-eaters alike to enjoy their food.
In the FAQ section of the Chick-fil-A website the following question is answered. It even goes further to list the vegetarian and vegan menu options. It would be nice if this was highlighted on the menu as well…it would be easier to see your options and choose veggie meals even when it’s not Meatless Monday.
Q. What are some Chick-fil-a menu items that are for vegetarian/vegan diets?
A. We understand that vegetarians have special dietary needs and want them to enjoy our menu while adhering to their diet. Restaurants try very hard to accommodate customers with special requests. We offer several items that can be modified to fit into a vegetarian and vegan diet. However, because special requests are not already prepared please call your local restaurant ahead of time to order your meal or be prepared to wait a few minutes for your item to be specially made.
Do you know of any fast food restaurants that feature veggie meals?
Recipe of the day
Broccoli-Stuffed Ricotta Shells
- 6 cups coarsely chopped broccoli flowerets and peeled stems
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
- 2 cups part skim milk ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs* 1/4 tsp. white pepper
- 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 28 Jumbo Pasta shells (7 oz. Total)
- 4 cups marinara or meatless spaghetti sauce
* Replacing the 2 eggs with 4 egg whites will lower the cholesterol and calorie content of this recipe.
Prepare sauce. In large saucepan, cook broccoli in 1 inch boiling water 8-10 minutes or until tender; drain. Finely chop broccoli in a food processor or with a heavy knife; set aside. In a small skillet sprayed with Pam, over medium heat, saut onion and garlic: cook until onion is soft. Remove from heat; cool. In a large bowl, stir ricotta cheese and eggs together until well blended. Add pepper, rosemary, nutmeg, onion and chopped broccoli. Mix well. Cook pasta shells 8-10 minutes or until tender, but firm to the bite. Drain and rinse with cold water. Stuff each shell with 2 1/2 tablespoons of broccoli mixture. Pour 1/2 of sauce into a 9×13 inch pan. Arrange filled shells in sauce and spoon remaining sauce on top. Cover and bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes. Yields 8 servings.
Recipe Source: Lifespan.org