With so many different diets available, each with their own health benefits, it’s hard to know which one is best for you. That’s why we’re loving the ‘flexitarian’ approach to eating. This is primarily vegetarian or even vegan menu but also includes a little meat or fish on the odd occasion. Our bodies are all different and some bodies crave and require different nutrients on different days, so while having a predominantly plant-based, whole food diet is great, sometimes if you have a hankering for something else, then it might be best trust what your body is telling you that you need.
Whether for health, dietary preference, allergies or earth-friendly reasons, many more Kiwis are choosing a flexitarian diet to fit with their ever changing lifestyles. In the US in fact, a 2021 study found that a whopping 36% of people identify as adopting a flexitarian diet.
If you’re starting the shift towards being flexitarian, we share everything you need to know about plant-based protein here plus share 4 delicious #meatlessmonday recipes.
And below are 4 tantalising dinner recipes to make your flexitarian diet even more special.
1. Creamy Polenta with Lemony Honey Beetroot
This meal is quick and easy any night of the week and is as nourishing as it is nutritious thanks to beetroot, which is packed full of rejuvenating, antioxidants. Chick peas make for hearty protein and red onion gives it zing!
2. Asian Quinoa Bowls with Peanut Baked Tofu
Asian inspired meals are popular Aotearoa New Zealand wide and with their delicious flavour punch it’s easy to see why. Whipping up a super healthy quinoa bowl couldn’t be easier with this easy, quick recipe. Perfect for dinner or lunch the next day.
3. Easy Thai Noodle Salad
Ordering a Pad Thai is tempting every night of the week but how about make your own with a delicious healthy twist? Try this zingy recipe means you can enjoy flavour-packed fakeaways any day you choose!
4. One-pot Skinny Pasta Primavera
This pasta primavera is about half pasta, and half veggies using asparagus, leeks, young broccoli spears, and mushrooms infused in almond milk vegetable broth. Peas and kale sprouts are added at the end of cooking bringing tasty texture in each bite. For extra flavour, add fresh dill and thyme, Parmesan, veggie broth, and lemon juice in this super easy one-pot pasta recipe.
From our love of Almond Breeze almond milk to yours…
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