Alright, you have all heard of Meatless Monday! But if you are a meat-eater, this may sound a) disgusting and tasteless or b) incredibly difficult to do. I’m going to break down three delish recipes that legit each take only 10 minutes to make or less.
I love meatless Mondays for two reasons:
#1. Because going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
#2. And going meatless can also help reduce our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fossil fuels and freshwater.
So it’s good for you, your family and the environment. Yes, please!
I know what you’re thinking, how the heck am I going to get enough protein?
Have no fear... I’ll show you!
Bell Pepper Tempeh Fajitas
Tempeh is marinated in lime juice, gluten free soy sauce called tamari, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper. The tempeh is grilled and accompanied by bell peppers and red onions… perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
Cut the tempeh into strips.
Place the olive oil with the lime juice and soy sauce in an 8 inch dish. Season with the cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and garlic. Add the tempeh, tossing to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate. You can do this in the morning before work or the night before.
Then heat up the bell peppers, put in the tempeh and call it a day.
Cook for 3-5 minutes.
Tempeh is fermented tofu by the way, which sounds super gross when I say it, but it really doesn’t have any flavor. That’s why you marinate it for so long. Because it’s fermented, kind of like yogurt, it’s great for digestion.
It’s pizza time! This is one of my favorite recipes and super easy and fun to include your kids in.
So while the oven is preheating, using a spoon, remove the "gills" of the portobello by scooping them out. Spoon in all ingredients. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and put the pizza on top. Cook for 7 minutes. Boom, done.
Cold Sesame-Avocado Soba Noodle Salad
This dinner costs about five bucks. It’s delish and super easy. Can I get an amen?!
We are gonna get a little fancy with these things called soba noodles, but you got this.
So In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, water, sesame oil, shoyu, vinegar, salt and pepper.
Cook soba noodles according to the package directions until al dente, then immediately plunge them into a bowl of ice water to chill. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, toss Brussels sprouts, carrots, avocado and cabbage with half of dressing. I like to go to Trader Joe's to pick up the veggies because they’re already cut for me.
Add cold noodles and remaining dressing and toss salad together.
I want to talk a little more about soba noodles…
#1. They're a perfect prebiotic - essentially, prebiotic compounds become nutrient sources, or “fuel,” for the beneficial bacteria probiotics that live within your gut.
#2. They help with and prevent varicose veins
#3. They are better for blood sugar
Even though soba noodles contain a significant amount of carbohydrates per serving, their high fiber and protein content help slow down the digestion of the carbohydrates, which is great news for maintaining normal blood sugar.
Check out the video below for more info!
Abbey Gibb is a multimedia entrepreneur on a mission to empower a billion women around the world. She creates content and stories for her personal brand and for other impact entrepreneurs. Her focus is on helping women define success in health, hustle, and happiness.
She’s also an Emmy-winning TV journalist who over the past decade has traveled the country covering some of America’s biggest stories and a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Her passion project is supporting education for orphans in Mexico through a non-profit called, Corazon de Vida.