Cutting out meat from your meals at least one day a week is great for your health and the health of the environment -- and it doesn't have to be difficult. With so many fresh vegetables to choose from, it's easier than you think. Green beans are sprouting up everywhere you turn these days, so why not give them a go?
The folks at Meatless Monday address many common questions curious consumers have about following a meat-free diet. Here is one example:
A. No. A protein deficiency is very rare, even in full-time vegetarians. As long as you're eating enough calories to maintain a healthy weight and following the FDA's healthy diet guidelines, you're almost certain to get enough protein.
Aside from tasting terrific, green beans are low in calories and provide an excellent source of vitamins A, K and C, manganese, folate, iron, protein and fiber (among other nutrients)! Who knew big things came in small packages?
Many green bean recipes are made for side dishes or as salads, but don't let that stop you from enjoying their goodness paired with another healthy and meat-free dish. Green beans can easily be added to many recipes to create a light meal. Check out your options!
Going green -- and meat-free -- at least one day a week is easier than you think. Follow some of these great recipes to make it even easier!
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