Eating Healthy Plant-Based Foods during National Nutrition Month with Vega and House Foods

Eating Healthy Plant-Based Foods during National Nutrition Month with Vega and House Foods

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Disclosure: We received a sample of Vega Protein & Greens berry powder, and House Foods Tofu samples in order to facilitate our post. All opinions are our own.

vega smoothieWith March being National Nutrition Month we can’t think of a better time to freshen up our diets and adopt a new outlook on the foods we incorporate into our daily routines.

As a vegetarian, I’m always on the hunt for healthy ways to consume plant-based proteins, and I enjoy kickstarting my mornings with an on-the-go shake. I love coming up with different berry-flavored concoctions (using organic raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries), so the Berry flavor of Vega Protein & Greens proved the perfect complement, kicking up the taste of my morning smoothie from good to great! Each serving contains 20 grams of plant-based protein, two servings of vegetables and only 110 calories.

Many of us don’t realize there exist so many kinds of tofu to choose from, and choosing the right firmness proves key for a successful dish. For example, House Foods Organic Medium Firm Tofu braises or boils to perfection, whereas a soft tofu easily adds protein and creaminess to mac and cheese. Using the Recipes page on the House Foods Tofu website really helps give you a feel for what type proves best.Bahn Mi sandwich

For lunch or dinner, I pack a protein punch into many dishes using House Foods Tofu (non-GMO, kosher, gluten-free, and made with 100% U.S. grown soybeans) – salads, pastas, stirfrys, or sandwiches. Grilling firm or extra firm tofu on a grill pan is delicious and filling, especially when you can season the tofu. I love this recipe idea from House Foods showcasing how to make a Tofu Bahn Mi. The Organic Extra Firm Tofu from House Foods is also suitable for more hearty dishes as a meat replacement.

I tried using the soft tofu as a swap for sour cream in this Tofu Onion Dip recipe, and love how smooth, creamy, and healthier the dip was using the tofu – and how easy it was to make!

Looking for something sweet to finish off your healthy day? House Foods Organic Soft Tofu is an ideal alternative for dairy and eggs in desserts!

So how about it? Make a healthy swap this month and see how you like it.

 

 

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Lorianne Lacey
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