I recently wrote a Sustainable Food Beginner’s Guide for MindBodyGreen, so check it out!
Here’s an easy plant-based recipe I wanted to share that I make often, a Veggie BLT that’s really a TKT – Tempeh Kale Tomato sandwich to substitute the traditional fatty, nutritionally lame bacon, lettuce, and tomato. I hope you try it!
- I use tempeh strips from Lightlife with a slight meaty flavor in my sandwiches at least once a week. Tempeh is one of the healthiest ways to eat your soy (along with miso and organic edamame). Since it’s fermented, live, healthy bacteria have already begun the digestion process for you and help build and maintain a healthy gut. High in protein, fiber, and low in cholesterol and fat, tempeh is one of the best plant-based proteins you can eat. This product in particular comes with a smoky flavor and goes so well with Portobello mushrooms, veggies, bread or pasta.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I should have some Lightlife coupons for you to get some of your own
- Adding Dino kale adds so many vitamins and minerals. It’s actually healthiest lightly steamed.
- Sundried tomatoes. They have so much flavor and carry a lower carbon footprint than hothouse tomatoes, which take substantial energy to grow. Just reconstitute them in some water or olive oil and you’re good to go.
- Add some pickles on the side – more fermented, healthy bacteria goodness! Yum. I’m hooked on ones from Trader Joe’s.