image063You don’t need to survive on a diet of lettuce leaves when you go meatless but for the sake of your health I urge you to start cutting down on your consumption. A 2009 study examined the relationship of early death with the consumption of red meat, processed meat and poultry. It showed that individuals that ate red meat (daily) not only ate fewer vegetables and fruits, but (men only) consumed more alcohol. The research concluded that daily consumption of red meat and processed meats (20g a day) directly correlated to an increase risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and digestive tract diseases. Eating poultry was not directly linked to all causes.

So I hear you ask, “What the hell do I eat if there’s no meat?!” …And… “Where will I get my protein from?”.

Heaps of yummy options for Meatless Days… Beans, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, Fruit and Vegetables to create meals like Cauli Chickpea Madras, Spaghetti Marinara with Lentil balls, Cauliflower Risotto, Mexican Bean Chill with Corn chips all featured on my Gut Rebalancing Protocol the list goes on.

And your protein? Don’t worry as you will get adequate protein from all these foods. In fact it’s where animals get their protein from – yes the meat you eat, the protein is from the animals eating plants. Watch this video about plant-based living

Here’s a simple plan to get you started with easy 2 minute meals.

BREAKFAST

Option 1: Porridge topped with slivered almonds, dusting of cinnamon and topped drizzled with raw unprocessed honey or maple syrup.
Option 2: Smashed Avocado mixed with chopped tomato, red onion and sunflower and pumpkin seeds on crispbread.

LUNCH

Option 1: Pumpkin and Spinach Salad with Tahini dressing and Pine nuts.
Option 2: Open Crispbread sandwich with Hummus Mayo, Sliced tomato and Avocado.

DINNER

Option 1: VEGETARIAN BOLOGNESE
Option 2: BLACK BEAN AND QUINOA SALAD

Comment below and let me know how you went on your Meatless day 🙂

Natalie 💚

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