Are you looking for a balanced, meat free diet to get you through spring? Here, Quorn reviews some of the best ways to eat without meat.
WHAT TO EAT
According to BBC Good Food, studies show that a plant-based diet consisting of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit can help you to avoid obesity, heart disease and type two diabetes.
Including Quorn as part of that diet also ensures that you’re reducing saturated fats, whilst getting plenty of fiber and protein. You should also make sure that you get a good amount of fruit and vegetables into your diet.
A protein-based breakfast is ideal, because it’s substantial and filling. Eggs provide a good balance of quality protein combined with fat, plus the yolk’s a good source of vitamin D. If you have a little more time in the morning, be sure to try Quorn breakfast patties, they are great with poached eggs, on an English breakfast muffin.
Protein also slows stomach emptying, so you won’t be as peckish before lunch. Try fruit, cereal or a yoghurt if you’d prefer – they’re all great ways to start the day healthily.
At lunch, you should aim for a mixture of protein and carbs to avoid a mid-afternoon slump. Beans, peas, nuts, grains and dairy products give a good balance of both, and why not try Quorn Chili Stuffed Jacket Potato or our New York Club sandwich?
Carbs can be a good evening choice as they're low in fat, fiber-rich and can help you to relax in the evening. It’s always good to get through to breakfast without snacking if possible, so dinner should be substantial. Some of Quorn’s latest recipes will help you to add variety to your favourite meals and keep things fresh.
Do you know a meat eater who would like the balanced meat free diet lifestyle? Why not try the Quornivore Challenge and see if anyone can tell the difference?
Quorn has 30 years of experience, having served 3 billion meals since it was launched. Any products you try could help you to make a delicious, nutritional meal for you and your family to enjoy. For the best results, be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging and feel free to experiment with our recipes to your own tastes. Our forward-thinking team of chefs are developing even more hearty meals for you to enjoy.