In light of the recent research study from WHO (World Health Organization) which classified the consumption of red meat and processed meats as a possible carcinogens (cancer causing), I wanted to round up some flavorful, easy to prepare meals that can give you a good amount of protein as well.
The key here is to be balanced and choose lean meats, poultry, and fish, as well as plant sources such as beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Eating processed meats such as ham, bacon and hot dogs that are usually very high in saturated fat and sodium should be consumed in moderation.
My Top Ten Meatless Meals
1. Quinoa Sliders
2. Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos
3. Grilled Veggie and Hummus Wraps
4. Massaged Kale and Pumpkin Salad
5. Crustless Quiche
6. Cauliflower Pizza
7. Black bean Burgers
8. Pumpkin Soup
9. Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Mushroom
10. Sweet Potato Waffles with Eggs
The biggest thing is not to freak out. We all are still learning about how food affects our overall health. Again, the key is to find a balance. My family aims for the 80/20 rule. 80 percent of the time we eat whole foods concentrating on fruits and vegetables. There is that 20 percent of the time I may feel like throwing together an indulgent treat or meal. The Mediterranean diet is a great way to experience a plant focused eating structure offering a variety of foods. Find what works for you and your family and work together to make healthier choices step by step.
How do you ensure you are making the best food choices for you and your family?
Are you open to trying new recipes that offer more nutrient dense options?