Vegetarian Panini For Your Vegan Needs
Being a vegan is really hard. If you like pastries and meat, vegetarianism is not for you. This practice requires extreme dedication, discipline and endurance. It is not for the weak hearted; a reboot is done if a vegetarian grimes his diet with meat. This reboot can be a reduction on the calories they are taking, or a pure vegetarian approach on the meals.
A regular vegetarian eats less than 800-1000 calories per day. This calorie content is inclusive of vegetable meals. Salads are mostly eaten in these meals without any dressing; vegetable and fruit juice as the drinks. 800-1000 calories are extremely low, especially for a heavy eater. Some people who need calories for energy bump it to 1500 calories. They add more complex carbohydrates like wheat products, brown rice and beans.
Panini is a tasty sandwich treat. It consists of bread, meat fillings and cheese. The sandwich is pressed; the hot griddles pressure both slices of the bread to cook and compress the filling, producing a full and stuffing-locked sandwich. There is also Panini whose stuffing is open so the melted cheese is displayed. This adds presentation value to the dish.
Obviously, Panini and vegan diet do not match. As you have read, panini utilizes too much animal products like cheese and the meat filling whereas a vegan diet includes pure vegetable meals. If a vegetarian accidentally eats a regular Panini, he or she would need that dangerous reboot
However, some vegetarians have found a way to spice up their diets by using vegetables as the alternative of a prominent dish. For example in pizzas, they use pure green vegetables on the toppings instead of sausages. This is to avoid getting sick of the regular vegetable meals they eat. They cook the foods themselves to control the ingredients.
For vegans who would like to try the delicious Panini, two recipes below are some ideas you can apply on your vegetarian Panini:
1.) Mushroom Panini
Your meat filling will be the pieces of the mushroom. The mushroom tastes meaty and its soft content makes it comparable to minced meat. Slice each mushroom in half and dip in mushroom cream; make sure it is creamy. Use the cream as the sauce also. You cannot use flat bread for this since there is a soupy ingredient. Use a whole wheat roll instead.
2.) Vegetarian Meatloaf Panini
Yes, you can have your meatloaf ‘vegetarianized’. It will taste like meat but it is not. Form patties off the loaf and cut them to fit in the bread. You can use wheat flat bread or a roll for this. The sauce can be the mushroom cream or your home-made vegetarian sauce. I recommend vegan barbecue sauce
There you go vegan! Remember that you can still experiment on your vegetarian Panini. Bring out your Panini grill and do magic on it. You can do it pizza-style, pasta-style and a lot!