This week for my Health in a Hand Basket Segment on Good Day Rochester on 13 WHAM News I talked about our Topic of the Week – Plant Based Proteins! You may be surprised to learn about how much protein you can get from plant-based foods like vegetables, whole grains, beans, and legumes ♥
Watch the video below to learn about how you can meet your protein requirements with plant-based foods!
Protein is an essential part of any diet, after all, protein is the building blocks of our cells, literally. Not only does protein compose the structure of every bodily cell but protein also helps the body to carry out many essential life processes and is the building block of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. There is no denying that protein is critically important, but did you know that plants can provide us with excellent sources of protein as well?
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Many people believe that you cannot consume enough protein on a vegetarian or vegan diet, but that simply is not true! Plant-based protein sources can help you to meet your daily protein requirements whether you are eating meat products or not. We featured two recipes this week on my Health in a Hand Basket Segment that are 100% plant-based and full of protein!
Watch the video and get the recipes below:
Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
This Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl has all of the nutrients that your body needs to keep you full and focused on powering through your busy morning PLUS +17 grams of plant-based protein. You may have heard the word quinoa before, pronounced keen-wah, but have been reluctant to try it. Have no fear! It is similar to rice, but with more nutritional value and a slightly nutty flavor. Quinoa is nutritionally superior to brown rice and oatmeal as it contains more protein and more of some vitamins and minerals. It is also a naturally gluten-free whole grain. Get the recipe here!
This is a great veggie-filled version of a typically high-carb and high-fat dish – Shepherds Pie! This awesome recipe is provided courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. Get the recipe here!
I hope you feel inspired to try some more plant-based recipes! And if you need more inspiration, head on over to my recipe page to see so many other delicious recipes to try – including dessert!
P.S. Be sure to sign up below you for your FREE 5 Day, Plant-Based, No Added Sugar Meal Plan! Come see just how easy eating delicious and nutritious food can be!
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