- 1/2 cup Cashewsunsalted
- 1/2 cup low fat grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 medium Eggs
- 1 medium chopped Onion
- 1/2 cup reduced fat Milk
- 1 cup Bread Crumbs
- 1 green chopped Capsicum
- 2 Tablespoons Pesto Tomatoes
- 3 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce
- 1/3 cup frozen Spinach
- 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Instead of low-fat milk, use Almond Milk
- Instead of Parmesan Cheese, use Parmigiano Cheese
- Instead of Parmesan Cheese, use Gorgonzola Cheese
Prepare the ingredients
Preheat oven to 340°F and spray a medium-sized casserole with cooking oil. Grate the cheese, beat the eggs, chop the onion and the green capsicum.
Combine them all
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and line the casserole dish with baking paper.
Bake the Cashew Nut Loaf
Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until browned on top. Depending on your oven, you'll know when to take it out. Remember: Don't let it more than 50 minutes, otherwise, it crumbles. Enjoy!
From time to time is recommended to follow a 7-days regime, no matter if it’s for weight-loss, detox or any other healthy diet. The best dishes for this type of program are vegetarian ones (or vegans, of course), therefore, you can add this Cashew Nut Loaf to your meal plan without second thoughts.
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The Vegetarian Cashew Nut Loaf recipe is very simple to follow if you already have bought the ingredients. It is true that there are some ingredients you cannot find in all local stores, but for this recipe, I always go to a big supermarket or search on the internet. But once you have the ingredients, you’ll have a great meal on your table, no matter if you are vegetarian or just following a weight-loss diet. When preparing this dish, I use bread crumbs or slices of multigrain bread broken into pieces. In the ingredient list, I noted bread crumbs because are the most used for this kind of meal. You’ll also need green capsicum, but if you do not find any, substitute with green pepper for a similar taste and not changing the flavor too much. Regarding the cashews, I like them unsalted because I like to have control over the saltiness of the meal, but you can buy them salty if this is what you wish. Moreover, for a balanced taste, you can use the frozen spinach (thawed) instead of fresh. This being said, let’s see what other things you can learn about the Vegetarian Cashew Nut Loaf (bellow).
If you are following a weight-loss diet and don’t know what to prepare, this recipe is great for your program. If you have a 7-days program, add it to your day 3 dinner, followed by soups on day 4. It is true it has breadcrumbs, but there is no problem. Moreover, the cashews and capsicum will make you feel full longer than any weight-loss meal, and that’s a good thing. If you already have a meal plan but want something else for a day, the vegetarian cashew nut loaf is great to substitute the food from dinner meal on that particular day.
The vegetarian nut loaf can be frozen very well if you prepare it and freeze it uncooked. After you finished preparing it, put it in your freezer and let it for up to one month. Before cooking it, take it out a night before (do not microwave it). If you want to refrigerate it, just follow the steps until cooking and refrigerate up to two days. Before cooking, take it out and let it at room temperature for one hour and continue with the cooking step.
Ovens vary a lot and sometimes the temperature and air circulation is very different, this can have quite a big effect on what you’re cashew nut loaf. If it is cooking too much, it will dry out and be crumbly. The minutes written in my steps are generalized, but you know how your oven works. The timings may vary with a few minutes.
If you want to keep it fully vegetarian or for a weight-loss diet, add a salad next to it. Aim for at least three different vegetables. Another recommendation for the salad is to aim for three veggies with different colors (bright colors) to give it a great design.
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