It's M-M-Meatout Time!
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March 23, 2009
Spicy Meatout Bean Burgers
Spring is in the air... it’s time for Meatout! People in all 50 states and 27 other countries are pledging to "kick the meat habit" at least for a day. Make these nutritiously delicious kidney bean burgers for the occasion and share them with friends. These burgers are loaded with protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber. An exceptionally healthy substitute for meat burgers, these hearty
patties provide comparable nutrients without the high calorie content or saturated fat. Enjoy!
16 oz. can of red kidney beans, drained & mashed
1/2 cup small onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 carrot, steamed & mashed
1/8 cup salsa (spicy or mild)
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
dash of chili powder
Mix all ingredients together; add more flour to create a firmer mixture, or more salsa if mixture is too stiff.
Form into balls and press into patties.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes, until firm, brown and done (or they can be grilled).
Serve on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato and salsa. Makes 8-10 burgers.
For more Meatout recipes, visit www.Meatout.org!
BOCA Just Got Better
with animal advocacy groups COK, MFA, and APRL, BOCA has just announced that their products will be egg-free by the end of this year! Great news in light of the fact that about 95% of eggs produced in the U.S. come from
battery-caged hens confined inside barren wire cages so restrictive that birds can barely even move, let alone spread their wings, perch, or walk.
From burgers to sausages to chik'n and entrées, BOCA’s meat-free line of soy-based products help deliver vital nutrients your body needs— like protein, fiber, iron and calcium. Look for the following vegan BOCA products in the freezer section of your local grocery store: Chili, Vegan Burger, Chik'n Nuggets, Chik'n Patties, Spicy Chik'n Patties, and Ground Crumbles.
Find out about BOCA's egg-free decision at www.Boca-Egg-Facts.com!
Plant-Based Foods for Health
Consumption of plant-based foods plays an important role in preventing cardiovascular disease. That’s the conclusion of an award-winning thesis by Dr. J.M. Geleijnse, epidemiologist with the Division of Human Nutrition of Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
Geleijnse’s “A Vegetarian Diet and Cardiovascular Health” received the award from The Alpro Foundation.
The thesis drew from a number of epidemiological studies that link health benefits to plant-based foods. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, unsaturated fatty acids, and fiber. Numerous studies have shown that these dietary elements have a beneficial effect on a number of cardiovascular risk factors, including serum cholesterol, blood pressure and body weight. Vegetarians have a diminished risk of cardiovascular disease compared to non-vegetarians. They
also have a better blood lipid profile, lower blood pressure, less obesity, and a lower risk of type-2 diabetes.
To download the report (PDF format) with study details, click here!
Celebrate Meatout Day!
March 20th is Meatout day, so join the celebration!
If you haven’t already "kicked the habit," do it today and then begin to replace meat in your diet with wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and legumes. If you’re already vegetarian, resolve to make the transition to a completely plant-based diet by choosing healthy alternatives to eggs and dairy.
Here are some of the benefits of eating a healthy, vegan diet:
Reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
Reduce world hunger: meat decreases the availability of grain & soy and increases the price.
deforestation and pollution of water supplies by animal waste.
Reduce global warming: animal agriculture is the #1 producer of greenhouse gases.
Reduce animal suffering in factory farms and slaughterhouses.
Don’t forget to spread the word! Send fun Meatout e-cards to friends, family, and everyone in your address book. Click here to find out how.
To send colorful Meatout e-cards to your loved ones, click here!
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