Happy Meatless Monday everyone!
As the positive reviews continue to roll in for my latest 5-Ingredient Heart Healthy Cookbook, I thought this #meatlessmonday a great opportunity share one of the fully plant-based recipes from the book.
One of the most important dietary consideration on the path towards heart healthy eating is striking a reasonable balance between animal and plant-protein intake.
That’s primarily because plant protein sources have distinct nutritional benefits that range from special types of fibre, fats and even large amounts of antioxidants.
Legumes such as black beans, for example, are among the richest plant-based protein sources and also have an incredible amount of heart healthy soluble fibre.
They are also a great source of plant-based iron, the absorption of which is enhanced with the presence of vitamin C ( which in this recipe is represented by the broccoli, I explain more about the connection between plant iron and vitamin C in a separate article on vegan nutrition).
Enjoy today’s recipe, which will certainly help teach you just how delicious a purely plant-based meal can really be.
And if you like what you see?
Don’t forget to grab your copy of my latest Heart Healthy Cookbook, where I not only explain the science explaining why certain foods have heart health benefits – but I also help bring it to life with professionally curated recipes (such as the one below!).