Are you going plant-based but still want to enjoy a burger every once in awhile?
Well you can have your burger and eat it too with Beyond Meat!
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What is plant-based?
Plant-based nutrition is one of the biggest food trends of 2018. What exactly is a plant-based diet? Well it’s a diet in which plant foods (e.g. fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts/seeds) are the stars of the meal. Some people who go plant-based cut out animal products all together while others just limit it.
Studies overwhelmingly show that a diet rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains and the like can reduce your risk of many chronic diseases. And then there’s the health of the planet. According to UN reports, one way people can fight climate change is by reducing meat consumption. That’s because meat production requires significant land, water and energy usage. However you choose to define “plant-based”, increasing your intake of plants is good news for your health as well as the environment.
I’ve actually gone plant-based myself. I was a vegetarian for 10 years before moving to Argentina where I started eating meat again- mainly because I was living with host families and that’s what they cooked. When I returned to the U.S., I continued to eat meat but very rarely and it honestly didn’t sit well with me. I decided to give it up completely after having my daughter who we found out was allergic to dairy and eggs. After looking into vegan recipes to cook for her, my family and I started learning more about cooking, eating and living more plant-based and it just resonated with us.
But it’s hard to replace that juicy burger. My time in Argentina, the land of gauchos and beef, did that too me! But turns out you can enjoy a juicy meaty burger without the meat. That’s because Beyond Meat has the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and tastes so much like a burger. You can actually find it in the meat section of the grocery store! Plus, each patty has 20 grams of plant-based protein and contains no GMOs, soy or gluten.
-Beyond Burger patty
-Sliced Roma tomatoes
-Diced Kalamata Olives
-Gourmet bun of choice
Cook burger on grill (3 minutes on each side till minimum internal temp of 165 F)
Top with Greek toppings!
What’s your favorite way to top a burger? Share in the comments below!