Shape Magazine’s recognition of heart healthy seeds has made me so happy.
We should all be aware of the benefits behind these seeds, and start adding them into our diets daily.
Speaking of incredible super foods, Kasey and Heather have put together an amazing challenge for the month of October called #plantPOWER, which is based around the benefits of eating a plant based diet.
follow both their blogs and instagrams for inspiration and ideas on how to create a meal using plant proteins, healthy fats and energizing carbs.
While I don’t plan on going 100% plant based, I am making an effort to eat at least one meal a day that does not contain any animal proteins,(meat, eggs, dairy). It’s just another way to incorporate a variety of nutrients into my diet, and I’m loving it so far.
Hemp seeds and Nutritional yeast in my salads and soup
Peanut Flour mixed with Sunwarrior (plant based protein), as a dip for fruit, or spread onto a rice cake
toasted pumpkin seeds, tofu teriyaki, avocado spread onto Ezekiel bread with tomato, and sweet potato topped with coconut oil…
The options are endless, colorful, flavorful, and filling. Not to mention packed with energy, vitamins and minerals.
Chia and Flaxseeds have been part of my diet for quite a while now, and they have no plans of leaving any time soon.
What is leaving however, is Kashi GOLEAN cereal.
As you can see, it’s my favorite crunchy topping to add to my smoothies, yogurt and cottage cheese, but I just don’t need it anymore.
It’s an unnecessary and processed staple in my diet that I can definitely do without.
Plus, nothing a crunchy honey crisp apple can’t fix
or a refreshing bag of berries
Follow my instagram to see how I am incorporating more plant based proteins into my diet, and join me in the #plantPOWER challenge to add a plethora of benefits to your plate.