I wanted to share some interesting stats:
- 1 pound of pea protein is 10 times more efficient from a greenhouse gas perspective than grass-fed beef.
- Beef contains 7 grams of protein per ounce for about 75 calories, there are many plant based foods that have more protein per ounce than meat
I’m not sure when we became obsessed with meat, but I think it’s about time we consider other resources for getting much needed protein in our bodies, while using less resources. Spirulina, spinach, broccoli, peas, hemp seeds and nuts are all higher in protein, per serving, than beef. Food products are getting on the bandwagon as well and they are getting tastier than ever. I’m not saying we should all go vegan, but sipping out beef for plant based ‘meats’ once a week is any easy start to making our bodies, and our plant healthier. Here are a couple recipes I am loving right now.
Beyond Meat Tacos
1 package Beyond Meat crumbles (or any other plant based meat crumbles)
1 tbsp taco seasoning
1 tbsp ground cumin
sprinkle of salt and pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 onion diced
1/4 cup water
sliced avocado, salsa, green onion and sour cream for garnish
8 corn tortillas
In a skillet, add the oil and onions and sauce until they begin to soften. Add the meat crumbles, seasoning and water, stir and cover. Cook for 5 minutes or warmed through. Serve on corn tortillas and garnish with avocado, salsa, green onion and sour cream.
Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding
1 scoop plant based protein powder
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp chia seeds
In a blender, combine the protein powder, coconut milk and banana. Blend until smooth. Add the chia seeds and pulse until combined. Pour into 4 ramekins and chill for a couple hours.
Your Mother deserves the best, and showing her the love her with a homemade breakfast is a wonderful way to save money and do something special. Here are some make ahead meals, featured on WFAA-TV’s 4pm newscast. Hope you try them out!
Sweet Potato and Bacon Puffs
4 medium baked sweet potatoes, peeled and mashed
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp chopped chives
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Classic Skinny Margarita
1.5 oz silver tequila
1 oz blood orange liqueur
1 oz lime juice
1 tbsp agave
Place all the ingredients in a shaker, shake and pour into a salt rimmed glass.
Skinny Spicy Margarita
1.5 oz silver tequila
1.5 oz Ancho Reyes ancho chili liquor
1 oz lime juice
1 tsp agave
5 slices of fresh jalapeños
Place all the ingredients in a […] Read Full Post
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The thought of having breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day sounds amazing… until I realize that after my children and husband cook
the meal, I’m
the one who will likely be left cleaning up the messy kitchen. Below are some easy, make ahead meals that Dad and kids can prepare ahead of time and reheat on Mother’s Day so the kitchen stays tidy […] Read Full Post
You can ‘go green’ simply by adjusting the choices you make in the grocery store and adding some new recipes to your weeknight dinner routine. Below are some shocking statistics on the foods you likely eat every week. I’ve swapped out some classic Tex Mex staples for a ‘greener’ option. I promise you’ll never miss the meat or cheese!
EAT THIS VS. THAT
- Dairy vs. plant based products: It takes
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We talk about spring cleaning our homes, but what about our bodies? This is the perfect time of year to freshen up your fridge and pantry and add some healthy and delicious foods to your diet. I’m not a big fan of ‘cleansing’ or going to an all liquid diet, way to extreme and unsustainable! Instead, I try to add
extra fruits and veggies into my routine. I end up […] Read Full Post
Whenever I see mole on a restaurant menu, I have to order it. It’s surprisingly uncommon to find, even in the Tex-Mex capital (a.k.a. Dallas) but the rich, creamy and complex flavors are a comforting delight. The first time I tried it was on a trip to San Antonio with my father and every time I eat it I still remember that father-daughter vacay we took together. It’s an unusual […] Read Full Post
It’s not easy being romantic on a dime, you often times end up looking cheap. But using high end ingredients and knowing a few cooking tricks, you can create an incredible gourmet meal for two (or more!) for pennies compared to an upscale restaurant.
Lobster Linguini Scampi
2 large lobster tails
1 lb linguini pasta,
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 large lemon, […] Read Full Post
Nothing says Super Bowl like biting into something meaty, tangy, crunchy, salty, sweet and spicy! Ive got you covered with some of my favorite game day appetizers. And if your guests don’t go crazy over these Pineapple sweet and sour pork meatballs or this Seven Layer Hummus Dip, send em packing (or make them do the dishes!)
SWEET AND SOUR PORK MEATBALLS
1 ½ lbs ground lean pork
½ […] Read Full Post
Lighten up this classic American comfort food and have it on the table in under 45 minutes. My healthy turkey meatballs will warm your family’s bellies and get your week started off right! The best part is this recipe makes enough for leftovers tomorrow, and taste even better reheated. Enjoy!
Healthy Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs
1 lb ground dark meat turkey
½ onion, chopped and sautéed in butter
1 egg […] Read Full Post