Plant Based Options
Do you usually eat meat? If so, you may want to think about adding more plant-based protein options into your diet. Plant-based proteins are made from vegetables, fruits, seeds and grains. There’s no question that these proteins are delicious, healthy and often lower in fat than other foods. They are also high in fiber, vitamins…
Partially freeze meat before cutting
Tip of the Week Why would you freeze meat? This is a trick to make it easier to cut and slice. Especially helping to cut meats into thin slices, strips, cubed, etc. Place the meat in the freezer for 15-20 minutes which gives it enough time to firm up. Otherwise if you don’t, the meat…
Batch Cook Proteins for More Meals
Cook a larger batch of a main protein, such as chicken or beef, to make multiple meals with. Keep the seasonings neutral or simple salt and pepper. A super easy meal that can be made in batches and kept in the refrigerator or freezer are soups – use almost any protein cut up or sliced.
Swap Proteins to Try Healthier Dishes
Many different types of proteins can be substituted whether it be for health, flavor, or availability. Trying new proteins, especially lean proteins can decrease your intake of fats and salt while still achieving great flavors. Explore new options and recipes; I know I’m always researching how I can change a recipe or create a new…
Single ingredient and uses: Chickpeas
One of my favorite uses for chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) is to make hummus and add flavorings, specifically roasted beets. You could also add avocado or use a different type of bean. Then dip in healthy crunchy snacks like vegetable sticks or crackers.