Fitness & Nutrition

More Meatless: Vegetarian Options for a Healthier Dinner

July 23, 2020

You don’t need to totally break up with meat to get the benefits of meatless meals. Vegetarian meals are typically healthier and cheaper, and even one dinner a week makes a difference.

Less is more

Red meat and processed meats are high in calories, saturated fat, and often sodium. Too much meat is linked to obesity, heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. To reduce these risks, eat less meat and more vegetables, grains, and legumes.

More is better

Veggies are packed full of phytochemicals, those magic little compounds that do everything from repairing cell damage to boosting your immune system. When you make dinner plant-based, you’re automatically eating more of them. That means more nutrients, more fiber, and more things to keep you running smoothly.

Easy on your wallet

You can break the bank with exotic vegetarian ingredients if you want; otherwise, meatless is cheaper. Want to stretch your dinner dollars further? Double the recipe and get lunch leftovers. Two cheap, healthy meals, and prep time halved? Mind. Blown.

Finish out your summer with these vegetarian options:

What are your favorite vegetarian meals? We’re especially interested in veg entrees that meat-eaters love. Share them with us on social media with the hashtag #HancockHealthChallenge!