3 Plant-Based Swaps for Your Favorite Treats
A plant-based diet cranks up energy and makes weight loss effortless. And even if you don’t have time for an entirely plant-based lifestyle, making these delicious swaps can help you slim.
Instead of eggs, try tofu.
Just four ounces of tofu (about half a block) has more protein and half as much saturated fat as two eggs. And with this easy cooking method, it has the same texture as eggs.
To do: Drain 4 oz. of extra-firm tofu, then gently break up with a potato masher. Cook over medium heat with 2 Tbs. of nutritional yeast and 2 tsp. of turmeric for 7 minutes.
Instead of ground beef, try beans.
A cup of black beans provides over 15 grams of fiber, which signals the brain that you’re full — so you effortlessly eat less. Two easy ways to get the benefits: Load warm tortillas with black beans, tomatoes, avocado, and other fixins or go for a black bean burger.
Instead of cheese, try nutritional yeast.
It looks like cheese and tastes like cheese, but nutritional yeast is fat- and cholesterol-free — and it supplies a dose of vitamin B-12, which helps the body produce energy. To get the benefits, sprinkle it on popcorn, pasta, soups, and salad.