All the calorie-conscious people, have you ever thought of swapping foods for great health and yet not compromise on great taste?
Here are some foods to include in your diet to get rid of those extra carbs, yet gorge on the delicious food. Let us join hands with the Fake meat Revolution. I am super excited to present some of these magical foods to you.
Soybean is an excellent source of protein. It is further modified and processed into soya nuggets, soya chunks, soya granules, soya milk, tofu, etc. Believe it or not, soya nuggets has made a major contribution to the fake meat revolution. Soya nuggets or granules are amazing substitutes for meat. It is also called ‘meat of the field’ for its very similar taste to meat despite being a plant-based food. Be it the texture, colour or taste, and everyone loves it. Soya has been a great source of calcium, iron, manganese, copper, molybdenum, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, phosphorus etc. The regular intake of soya in any of the above-mentioned forms has been reported to improve blood pressure regulation, improve bone health, and cardiovascular diseases. So, replace your chicken and meat dishes with soya and relish the same taste but with a guilt-free heart.
Jackfruit: the Jack of all trades.
Jackfruit is super-healthy yet very delicious. It is fibre-rich and low in calories. Eaten not only as a fruit but a vegetable too. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is also known to be beneficial for cancer, reduces ulcers and prevents indigestion. The fibrous flesh of a tender jackfruit is an unbelievable substitute for chicken. Jackfruit can be replaced by any meat substitutes like gluten-based seitan because there is no processing required. Jackfruit can be freshly cut and can be immediately added to the gravy. It is truly possible to transform from a meat-eater into a happy, guilt-free vegan without compromising the taste factor. It is a rich source of vitamin B5. It contains many minerals, vitamins, fibre, protein, and carbohydrate yet has no cholesterol and fat.
Mushrooms magic: spot the meat in disguise
The best substitute for meat is the humble mushroom. You could dupe anyone with this vegetable, rather say fungi, and nobody would ever notice it. It is a good meat substitute, be it the texture or taste. It never disappoints you and truly satisfies you with a guilt-free feast of flavours. It is very high in potassium, sodium, carbohydrates and dietary fibres and low in fat.
Lentils, beans and legumes: Surprised? Well, believe me! It’s true.
Kidney beans, green grams, chickpeas, split peas and pigeon peas alone or incorporated as different combinations form a power-packed protein diet and fulfil your craving for the meat flavour without adding meat to your dish. Several dishes delight food lovers across the country with their great taste. They are rich sources of protein, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin and insoluble fibre, low in fat.
All those vegans out there, be proud, be healthy, gorge on the dishes made with these wonderful foods, and treat yourself to a great feast every day. Meat-eaters out there, please join hands with the Fake meat Revolution and support the cause. Gift yourselves with great heath and live a guilt-free life fulfilling your urges by including these magical veggies into your diet. Live healthily! Live happily!