Meatless foods have come a long way from the tasteless tofu variety that we once had to choose from. Meatless meats now resemble both the texture and taste of meat so well that it could fool even the most dyed in the wool carnivore you know.
But, you don’t have to resort to meatless meats to get taste and comfort from vegetarian meals. Recipes that include mostly staples that you have in your pantry and refrigerator are wonderful and nutritious to serve to your family. Plus, these foods can save money on your grocery bill.
Vegetarian black bean chili is a winner and so are pizzas, stacked high with lots of veggies and cheese. Veggie burgers that you make yourself or the frozen, packaged type that come under the names of “Boca Burgers” or “Gardenburgers” are great to grill outdoors, bake or heat in the frying pan.
Physicians and dieticians are urging us to eat more meals based on a meatless diet to improve our health and combat the effects of obesity that’s costing our health care system millions in side effects.
Heart disease, cancer and strokes are just a few of the health concerns that have been linked to eating too much meat. Now, it’s an easy fix, because there are so many ways that you can cut down on meat intake and still ensure nutrition and taste.
Delicious meatless foods are available straight from your supermarket – and balanced recipes are available in cookbooks and online if you need inspiration to get started. Even restaurants are offering meatless entrees on their menus in support of including less meat in our diets.