Do high meat prices have you curious about meatless entrees? Many meat or protein substitutes are items you may commonly purchase. Others may include ancient grains like quinoa or bulgur or soybeans that you may not have in your pantry. You may have heard about the Meatless Monday movement that encourages people to take break for meat on Mondays for health and environmental benefits. To learn more about Meatless Monday you can visit www.meatlessmonday.com. For the purposes of this month’s Live a More Colorful Life message the focus is on recipes that contain, dried beans and peas, cheese, eggs, and milk. To limit your fat intake with the meat substitutes, chose the low-fat options, whenever possible. Remember to compliment your entrée with fruits, vegetables and whole-grain breads to increase your vitamin, mineral and fiber intake.
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