Need a healthy party appetizer or simple summer evening dinner? Spicy Vegan Zucchini Boats to the rescue! These cute little plant-based delights are so easy to put together and turn out perfectly. Blending herbs and spices with fresh summer vegetables makes a wonderful vegan dish. Scoop out the zucchini (and use for muffins or other recipes!), then assemble the filling, stuff zucchinis and bake. These also make fantastic leftovers and transport well for lunch, parties or picnics.Spicy #vegan zucchini boats; a simple, delicious dinner this summer Click To Tweet
Did you know that protein combining is totally OUT? There was information circulating in the 1970s based one one book about how, since meat has all of the 8 essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine, threonine, methionine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, lysine) and some plant foods have one limiting amino acid, that if you don’t eat meat, you should be combining foods to get “complete proteins”. For example, rice is missing (or very limited in) lysine and beans are missing methionine so the incorrect belief was that you must eat them together to create a complete protein. This is totally incorrect and has been debunked BUT questions and confusion still abound. The truth is, the body is smart and primed for survival. If you eat a combination of foods throughout each day, you’ll have all the building blocks you need to get access to amino acids. Vegetarians and vegans can easily meet their protein needs through foods like spicy vegan zucchini boats! Think tofu, tempeh, edamame, quinoa, lentils, nuts, and beyond. So many delicious options for those who do not eat meat. If you have more questions about protein for veggies, there are some excellent, trustworthy resources out there such as the Vegetarian Resource Group and the Vegetarian Nutrition dietetic practice group.
What are your thoughts on protein for vegans and veggies? Let me know in the comments!
Ginger Hultin,MS, RD, CSO
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