If you’re looking to cut down on your meat consumption but still looking to enjoy tasty meals, Almond Breeze asked Miriam for her top three tips for doing just that.
Miriam’s handy tips are:
1. Find a good substitute for dairy products. Non-dairy products work just as well in baking and cooking so you can breeze cooking and baking by swapping. I recommend using Almond Breeze Unsweetened in savoury dishes, and Almond Breeze Original or Almond Breeze Vanilla in your sweeter creations.
2. Get to know your plant-based proteins! You can still get your protein hit by enjoying beans and tofu, plus they’re normally more affordable than animal-based sources of protein. Helpful tip: add crispy and marinated tofu to your stir-fries and curries, and experiment with different beans in your stews, tacos and salads!
3. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Learning to read labels is hard, but everything gets easier with practice, education, trail and error.
It’s time to give your meals a breezey variation! Below are three meat free alternatives that will have you and the family begging for more
Breakfast of champions
BLUEBERRY LEMON PANCAKES
These pancakes are oat-based, so they have tons of fibre and protein to keep you feeling full and energised throughout the day. They can easily be prepared the night before and reheated in the morning before you rush out the door to school or work so you can #BreezeTheDay. Click here for the recipe.
Lunch like a queen
JAFFA MOCHA CHIA PUDDING PARFAIT
For lunch enjoy this super tasty yet substantial chia pudding, which is perfect to bring with you to work or as a lunch on-the-go. It’s easy to make and full of important nutrients such as omega 3’s, protein and iron. Click here for the recipe.
Dine in style
SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI IN A CREAMY MUSHROOM SAUCE
Dinner is a tad more elaborate, but it’s sure worth the time spent in the kitchen! If you are in a hurry or don’t like to spend time cooking, you can find ready-made plant-based gnocchi in most supermarkets which will also work beautifully in this dish. I do however recommend giving the sweet potato gnocchi a go, as it does taste absolutely incredible! Click here for the recipe.
Let’s set a challenge. If you recreate any of these recipes and tag us we’ll send you a surprise AB package.