In fact, eating a vegetarian diet is all about balancing your plant-based foods with other macronutrients.
Want to learn more? Check out this "Portabello Burgers with Kale and Olive Pesto" recipe and consider joining me at the "Vegetarian Protein Cooking Class this Thursday"!
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This meal includes a hearty mix of protein, carbohydrates, fats and nutrients. The Portobello Mushroom, re an overgrown cremini mushroom high fibre and B vitamins beneficial for breaking down carbohydrates and protein. They are low in calories yet produce conjugated linolenicacid (CLA)—a unique type of fatty acid that regulates estrogen levels. Mushrooms also provide enormous immune system benefits by reducing inflammation and heart disease.
Kale has been cited as the new beef, (in vegetarian circles) a very popular leafy green that has Shown major benefits with antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and anti-cancer benefits. It only takes 100 calories of kale to provide over 350 milligrams for the most basic omega-3 fatty acid. Kale is high in vitamins K (builds proteins essential for blood clotting process) Vitamin A ( promotes skin, eye health) and Vitamin C (a multifaceted antioxidant, antibacterial, antihistamine) supports brain health and collagen production). Hemp seeds in the pesto provide quality volume of protein as well as has protein value in greens and mushrooms.
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