A Vegetarian Diet Has Many Benefits
If you want to lose weight and be healthier, there are diets out there that will work for almost anyone! A vegetarian diet is a great place to start! Plant based diets can be done by adults and children alike. For adults who want to be healthier and lose weight this may be a great option.
Some of the benefits of going meatless are:
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Good for the environment
- Vegan protein options are typically less expensive than animal proteins
- Can help with constipation due to increase of fiber
- Can clear up acne due to less added hormones in your protein sources
- Protect against chronic diseases like heart disease
If you are trying to lose weight, you can also pair a plant-based diet up with products like Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry Ketones, and Saffron.
If you are new to a plant-based diet, there are vegan protein options out there that will help provide your body with the protein it needs, while giving you a variety of food. Some of these vegan protein options are grains, beans, seitan, soy, nuts, and leafy greens.
You can ease your way into a vegetarian diet by going meatless 1-3 times per week. Also by focusing on less red meat and eating more poultry, eggs, and vegan protein sources, you’ll still receive some of the health benefits of going meatless. Other foods to eat would be fresh fruits & vegetables, low fat foods, and whole grains.
Here is a protein rich meal that the whole family will love:
Vegetarian Diet Recipe
Vegetarian Bean Chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 TBSP olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 red, green or yellow pepper, chopped
1 yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced into ½ inch slices
1 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced into ½ inch slices
1 c. frozen corn
1 tsp each chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano
2 tsp hot sauce
3 cups cooked red, black, or kidney beans
1 c. spring water or vegetable stock
2 TBSP organic tomato paste
1 tsp sea salt
Heat the oil in a large heavy pan. Add onion and garlic and sauté until the onion starts to brown. Add the rest of the vegetables, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Sauté for 5 minutes. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Adjust the seasonings and serve.