Green Goodness with Protein
The hashtag #plantbased has over 28 million posts on Instagram and this number will likely increase as plant-based diets continue to gain popularity. In a recent story for Martha Stewart, “The Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet” I share some tips on how to start incorporating more plant-based foods in your diet and also discuss some of the health benefits.
Many individuals are starting to shift towards this eating lifestyle for health reasons, and others are drawn to it because it’s less restrictive than veganism or vegetarianism. While the diet is centered around plants, small amounts of seafood, meat, and other animal products are allowed. This salad is a perfect example of a simple way to add more plant protein into your diet. I also love that many plant proteins- like peas, beans, and lentils- are are also complex carbohydrates that can act as a double-doer on The 1:1:1 Diet.
This recipe is the perfect gluten-free and vegetarian meal on The 1:1:1 Diet. Hard boiled eggs are a good source of protein, and the best part, you can make them in advance. Avocado is a healthy fat that is good for your brain, mood, and memory. In this dish, green peas are your carbohydrate. Green Peas are also a double-doer on The 1:1:1 Diet. You can choose to enjoy them as a protein or a carbohydrate in any dish.
Spinach and broccoli are the perfect addition to this lean and green recipe! Don’t forget, dressings are FREE on Traditional 1:1:1. Top this with your favorite vinaigrette or indulge with a creamy ranch dressing.
- 1 hard boiled egg
- 1 cup of green peas
- ¼ of a medium avocado -sliced or cubed
- 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
- ½ cup of steamed broccoli chopped
- 2 cups of baby spinach
- Salt and pepper to Taste
- 1 tbsp. of your preferred salad dressing
How To: So simple! The baby spinach is your base. Top with each ingredient. Dress your salad and enjoy!