Healthy Eating – Plants on your Plate
Those who do not favor vegetarianism often claim that a vegetarian diet is never enough for protein. But is it really true? Not really! By adding the right amount of whole grains, vegetables, and soy on your palate, a vegetarian dish can give you the right amount of energy for the entire day. The idea of going completely vegetarian was somehow never encouraged for a long time but all thanks to globalization, things are finally changing for good.
The “Plant-Forward” diet is the new buzz in the world of dieticians, which more or less has its roots in the Mediterranean cuisines that emphasize more on plant-based foods. Since it is a sort of a new phenomenon for most people, there are many misconceptions associated with it and many things that people do not know about it.
First and foremost, just because you are following a plant-forward diet does not mean that you have to shun dairy products entirely. One can take eggs, milk, curd, and other non-vegetarian products as well. All you must do is increase the number of vegetables, pulses, grains, etc. in your daily diet.
The best thing about plant forward diets is that besides taking care of individual energy needs, these diets have planetary health benefits as well. Maybe not now but somewhere down the line in future, plant-forward diet can emerge as a great solution for things as important as environmental conservation.
So, when you prepare a multigrain whole bread or sandwich packed with veggies, you are actually packing an array of nutrients in your diet. Those who are suffering from problems like high-cholesterol, type-2 diabetes, and obesity, can shift to plant-forward diets to lead a healthier life. Rich in potassium, fibre, and several phytochemicals, it boosts one’s immunity and keeps the heart away from any sorts of health risks.
With all said and done, let’s have a quick look at some toothsome plant-based recipes that you can easily make at home.
Jackfruit Tostadas: We all are aware of the fact that Jackfruit is packed with nutrients, which is why what could be better than starting off your day with it? It is gluten-free and has a texture of pork. In order to make this dish, all you have to do is put some Jackfruit on a slice of multigrain bread, sprinkle some cheese and oregano on it and you are ready to go.
Bread Halwa: For those who have a sweet tooth, bread halwa recipe is something you must look up. Grind some wheat-flour breads in a mixer and mix it some with some coconut. Transfer this in a pan. Add some sugar, milk, and ghee to it. Stir continuously for 15 minutes and it is ready.
Tofu Skewers with Barley: Grilled Tofu with beer slightly sprinkled on it—sounds enticing, right? Well surely it is. The dish has a slight nutty, and chewy taste that you will truly relish. Serve it with barley or quinoa and you will surely enjoy it. This one is a perfect pick for an outdoor grill party.