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Here a great little article on vegetarian weight loss and includes a recipe that is high in protein to help build muscle.
Sure, you’ve heard going vegetarian can help you get healthy, but did you know it can also help you build muscle?
Nutrition and fitness expert, Tiffani Bachus says eating vegetarian meals at least once a week can help you attain your weight goals, decrease your body fat and increase muscle mass.
According to the American Dietetic Association, well-planned vegetarian diets have also been shown to be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
But the best part?
It doesn’t have to be hard, and you can chow down on some delicious food while slimming down!
Bachus does note some challenges when going vegetarian, especially regarding taste and texture. To tackle the taste challenge, use “ground round,” which is usually made from texturized vegetable protein or wheat gluten instead of beef. To help with texture, use mashed tofu, bulgur, lentils, black or pinto beans instead of beef.
To help you get started on your vegetarian adventure, Bachus offers up a tasty muscle-building recipe that can help you meet your protein needs while reaping the benefits of a vegetarian meal.
Ready in 45 minutes ~ makes 6 servings
Check out the full article ABC for the recipe.