‘Less-meat’ recipes: 12 dishes where meat isn’t the star
One of the best ways to improve your diet, trim your food budget and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time is to decrease the amount of animal protein on your plate. But not everyone is ready to go full-on vegetarian.
That’s why we love the idea of simply changing up how much of each food group is included in each meal. You can claim the nutrition boosts from eating more produce by making meat more of a garnish instead of the center of the plate. This works especially well with high-quality, grass-fed meat, because a little goes a long way to add a dose of flavor and nutrients, including iron, zinc and protein. Plus, it can lower your cholesterol levels and risks for developing heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
Everyone at the table will love these fresh and easy meals—and they are also simple to customize to accommodate dairy-free and grain-free diets.