Be a (Part-Time) Vegetarian

Be a (Part-Time) Vegetarian

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It may seem difficult at first to consume a meal without meat being the star act. However, in order to reduce your waistline and risk for chronic diseases, it is important to decrease the amount of red meat consumed. To start “weaning the meat,” dedicate one day of the week to eating vegetarian. To plan the meals, build your plate around the vegetables, instead of the typical way Americans plan meals—around the meat. Think about what type of vegetables you would like to eat. Then, the last step is to figure out what type of vegetarian protein would taste best with those vegetables. Here are some non-meat proteins to try: Beans Lentils Seeds (hemp, chia, flax, sunflower, pumpkin) Spirulina Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios) Soy products (tofu, tempeh, edamame) Quinoa…
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