Eat meatless

One great way of eating healthy on a budget is to have meatless meals. The idea is to load up on whole grains – fibre filled and alternate sources of protein. This post is not encouraging you to go vegan or vegetarian, just encouraging you to embrace eating less meat. Think of adding whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and soy products to your diet.

Moroccan stuffed eggplant

The focal point for many of us is protein. Meatless protein sources include

Beans

Lentils

Peas

Chickpeas

Green beans

Mushrooms

Soybeans

Peanuts

Tofu

Cheese

Eggs

Add these to a stir-fry and serve with starchy vegetables or grains and you are good to go. So many combos to explore out there.

Baked sweet potatoes, sautéed Ugu with green beans & crispy tofu

One of my favourite meatless meals is the beetroot & mushroom salad. Anyone who knows me knows that I love beets, they are packed with nutrients and a great source of fibre and iron. Salads are typically a go meal for me – the base is normally a mix of lettuce, carrot and cabbage. Today, I share the beet & mushroom salad recipe with you.

This is my last ‘healthy meals on a budget’ post. Hope you’ll try this recipe and you’ve enjoyed the series. Till next week’s post…..

2 Comments Add yours

  1. naya addo says:

    Hi Lola, I love beets too, and very much:-) just haven’t tried them with mushroom so thanks for your recipe will give it a try.😉

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    1. You’re welcome. You’ll like this

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