Did you know going plant-based just one day a week can contribute some meaningful health benefits? Studies have shown that cutting back on meat and adding more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains to your diet can help reduce your risk for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. And with tasty options at Pure Plates, why not try meat free? With these six healthy plant-based meals, your Plant Powered planning just got a little easier!
A house favorite with a generous stack of our own sweet potato pancakes with a side of all natural agave syrup. A low calorie option for those with a sweet craving.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.
Sweet potatoes have 2 times the fiber, 2 times the calcium and 1300 times more vitamin A than a white potato. Try these delicious flavor bombs for your next tasty breakfast!
A great healthy snack! A combination of all 3 muffins (blueberry, pumpkin and apple) along with 1 tablespoon of Roasty Toasty coconut bites and a side of mixed berries.
Coconut butter packs a truckload of benefits: It's rich in lauric acid, which boosts immunity and destroys harmful bacteria, viruses, and funguses. It actually boosts your metabolism, which aids in weight loss and increases energy levels. It's packed with healthy fats, so you feel full longer.
Seasoned black beans, quinoa, onions and spinach wrapped a gluten free tortilla with a side of our salsa verde. Here are seven health benefits of quinoa:
Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.
Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels.
Quinoa contains Iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation.
Quinoa contains lysine which is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair.
Quinoa is rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Magnesium also may reduce Type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control.
Quinoa is high in Riboflavin (B2). B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells.
Quinoa has a high content of manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage of mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals.
Roasted carrots, asparagus, mushrooms and zucchini layered with Gluten-Free lasagna noodles, a light layer of white cheddar cheese and our homemade marinara sauce.
A roasted new potato hollowed out and filled with our house made hummus sprinkled with paprika and served with roasted green beans and red peppers.
Health benefits of hummus include improved digestive system, cardiovascular health and muscular functions. Consumption of hummus has been found to be beneficial in diverse medical conditions including cancer, diabetes, inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and hypertension. It has been considered safe and healthy during pregnancy and makes an excellent weaning food for infants.
A vegetarian spin on the original. Our baked spaghetti squash with our signature marinara sauce smothered in roasted vegetables.
Spaghetti squash is nutritionally superior to regular white pasta, which doesn’t contain vitamins or much nutritional content. This versatile squash contains vitamin A and vitamin C, which can help prevent free radical damage to cells. Spaghetti squash is also rich in the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin, which promote optimal cellular function.
Other antioxidants found in this squash variety are beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are all linked to healthy vision and optimal eye health. Beta-carotene can also prevent atherosclerosis by lowering the cholesterol levels. It is also beneficial for people with insulin resistance.
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