Eeasy veggie foods to integrate into your life

Some protein alternatives

Since the post-war period, human meat consumption has doubled from 50 kg per year to more than 110 kg, while the consumption of legumes and cereals has fallen sharply.

The minimum recommended protein intake is between 0.7 and 1 g per kilogram per day. Generally, a human of our generation consumes 2 to 3 times this recommendation. This leads to a huge nutritional imbalance, and a much higher intake of saturated fats than what he is really able to take.

Ingesting more vegetable proteins can reduce the risk of obesity, cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers. In addition to being beneficial to your health, eating more vegetables reduces the impact of your carbon footprint on the planet.

Here is the list of 10 variants to meat:

  1. Seitan
  2. Lentils
  3. Dry beans
  4. Nuts
  5. Spelt
  6. Chickpeas
  7. Quinoa
  8. Seaweed
  9. Tofu
  10. Tempeh

 

Low cost vegetarian appetizer

It is common to believe that it is not always affordable to cook vegetarian.... However, good deals do exist, especially if you are familiar with the fruits and vegetables in season! It is therefore not difficult to bring a vegetarian touch to your events.

First, you should always favor vegetables in season. In August, we'll go for radish (pink and white), cucumber, asparagus, spinach, or artichokes. Choosing simple and quick recipes with few ingredients also means saving money on your shopping cart. For example, you can mix cucumbers with mint and cottage cheese or radishes with a little fresh cheese and chives to make delicious homemade spreads.

Finally, if you need to save time in the kitchen, think about frozen products, cans, or glass jars to make certain vegetable recipes such as hors d'oeuvres.

The vegetarian option for kids

Being a vegetarian is anything but simple in any family. If you're having trouble getting your kids to love vegetables, don't be discouraged. Know that children have better taste buds than adults. They tend to like sweeter flavors over bitter foods. So, helping your children enjoy vegetarian recipes requires strategy, perseverance, and patience.

First, you need to keep serving them vegetables every day! To love a new food, you must be exposed to it often. Never give up and get them to eat a variety of vibrant and colorful vegetables. You can start by serving raw vegetables with a creamy yogurt or hummus dip.

Involving the kids is also a fundamental part of this. Want them to love vegetarian food? Ask them what they want at the grocery store and let them help with meal preparation. There's grilled veggie pizza with béchamel sauce, chickpea burgers, sweet potato and black bean quesadillas, roasted potato salad, lentils bolognese, baked broccoli and cheddar bites, or the Mediterranean quinoa bowl.

Being committed to the good of the planet is a good motivation to turn to a vegetarian diet.