Protein, Protein, Protein. It's the featured item of most meals and a buzz word in healthy eating, along with plant based diet; but, quality protein does not always mean chowing down on meat - beef, pork, poultry or seafood.
Did you know some of your favorite vegetables have significant amounts of protein?
Vegetable based protein is not all about tofu, and 'soybeaned' fake meat. It's easy to consume more protein, cut fat, and add fiber with a boost of high protein vegetables, and other produce like beans and whole grains. If you are a total carnivore and love your meat, load-up on plant based protein and add meat as an accent flavor!
For fitness fans and gym goers, protein builds muscles. And, various studies suggest high protein plant based additions to diets are great for weight control.
SOME HIGH PROTEIN VEGETABLES
- Fresh Beans (Lima, Cranberry, Fava)
- Brussel Sprouts (roasted with paprika
and cumin...oh so nom, nom)
- Corn (Farm Fresh at HHFM)
- Green Peas
- Potatoes (that's right!)
- Spinach (Popeye the Sailor was on to something)
Google is your friend for learning more about food, health and fitness. Take the search results as an avenue to broad reference information. And remember, it's important to consult your doctor before making any major changes to your diet or exercise level.
LINKS TO VISIT
Green Smoothies and Juices are loaded with all kinds of nutrition but still have a little bit of a 'yuck factor' for many. Add juicy, sweet fruit to the mix like watermelon, peaches or apples.
Veggie and Grain Bowls are trending with foodies and are so easy to make at home. Top whole grains and beans with one or more high protein veggies - cooked or raw. Add flavor with fresh herbs and spices. Add a small portion of meat as an accent.
Our markets are overflowing with local farm fresh vegetables. Make sure to visit to us each week as part of your weekly meal planning!
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Savor The Season Uptown Fundraising Gala
HHFM is extremely excited about Savor the Season Uptown 2017 and you should be too!
We're hosting a fantastic event with Uptown Chefs and Restaurants, a very special Guest of Honor And MORE.
WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10029
TICKETS: To purchase tickets, visit HERE
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