𝐀 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐥? 𝐈𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
𝐎𝐡 𝐘𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐒 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬! 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝟏 𝐩𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞?
I'm going to be honest with you, my whole life dinner was made around the meat option. The type of meat determined the sides that we were going to have. Having a meatless meal was never an option. My brothers would never go for this concept. NEVER!
Since starting my weight loss journey, I learned that meatless meals are a 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 and are an 𝐎𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍.
Meatless meals can make a big difference for your health. Replacing meat with plant-based options such as vegetables, beans, tofu and nuts at least once a week can ⤵️
❤ improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease
❤ decrease your risk of getting type 2 diabetes
❤ help you maintain a healthy weight
❤ promote kidney health
This recipe couldn’t be any easier to make. It took me less than 10 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook.
Below is a recipe from CCN.⬇️
Mediterranean Chickpea Skillet Dinner
- 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 4 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small zucchini, chopped
- 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced
- ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
- ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2-3 Tablespoons sesame seeds or pine nuts
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until translucent.
Add the tomatoes and let simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
Add the chickpeas, stir, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the garlic, zucchini, bell peppers and olives.
Stir, cover and simmer for a few minutes.
Remove from heat and add the basil, chili powder, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds or pine nuts.
Stop making excuses. Embrace cooking. Put some music on and have fun in the kitchen.
Do you have meatless meals in your rotation? Let me know in the comments below ⬇️
Coach Helen Ann 💙
📸 @dj_zay188 - 2 hours ago