Eat legumes weekly
Legumes are healthy, affordable, and an excellent meat substitute!
Examples of legumes:
Brown, white, and black beans, broad beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas, soybeans. Hummus, tempeh, and tofu (also known as tahini) are included too; they are made from legumes.
Legumes are rich in essential nutrients for our bodies, such as proteins, fibers, vitamins, and minerals. They promote good digestion, a stable blood sugar level, strong muscles, and a lasting feeling of fullness. Additionally, they lower the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol.
How much do you need?
Consume at least 2-3 tablespoons of legumes (70-100 grams dried or 135 grams cooked) at least once a week.
Legumes are plant-based and therefore serve as an excellent meat substitute. Eating less meat and more plant-based foods is beneficial for both you and the environment.