Today's Eat-Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook guest blogger is Krystal Algier. She has adopted vegetarian eating into her life & even her husband and kids enjoy it. Take it away Krystal...
|Krystal is super fast on her lean, mean & Eat-Clean greens diet.|
I have adopted many of the Eat-Clean principles and have been able to alter the recipes to "meat" (pun intended) my family’s needs. I rely on a little creativity and food knowledge. I try to incorporate a lean protein source along with a protein-rich grain and green veggies for many of our meals…simple!
There are so many vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian options. For example, breakfast options consist of oatmeal, flaxseed, and chia seed mixtures. Vegetarians, who eat eggs, may have limitless options with eggs. Veggie omelets, frittatas, or many other combinations are easy, delicious, and protein rich. Vegan options may sub tofu scramble for omelets, or may stick with oatmeal.
Snacks are pretty easy to come by. We enjoy almond milk with protein powder. Kefir or Greek yogurts have a ton of protein. Almonds or pistachios are a household staple. Edamame is also a delicious, quick, and protein containing snack. The kids love edamame!
|Vanilla whey greens drink |
with spinach, banana & chia.
Eating Clean, while being essentially, meat free is an easy and effective alternative. Tosca’s recipes can easily be altered by omitting the meat and substituting a protein rich alternative. My whole family, including my husband and two small children, has adopted this lifestyle. I am more muscular, toned, and fit than ever before in my life. There is no reason to feel like building muscle and/or toning equals eating meat. A plant based diet has enough protein to keep the body toned!
Go get lean and mean while Eating Clean with greens!!!