Registered Dietitian, Mia Syn, MS, RD shares meatless meals and snacks for Earth Day that benefit our health and the environment.
Today on ABC WCIV-TV we celebrate Earth Day by embracing more meatless meals and snacks, which are not only good for us but for the planet as well. These are some foods that are going to make it easy – even if you aren’t a salad person!
Serve your veggies to kids in a fun way to celebrate Earth Day
Veggie fries a tasty and convenient way to eat more veggies. What kid doesn’t love their French fries? Try using unique vegetables like sweet potatoes, parsnips and zucchini with heart healthy oils.
A lightened up way to enjoy pizza – no meat required
When it comes to pizza it’s ALL about the toppings so one way to lighten it up is to use a CAULIFLOWER pizza crust. Not only does it look the same as your traditional crust, it’s also mild in taste so you and your family may not be able to tell the difference. Unlike traditional crust, which is primarily carbohydrates, cauliflower is naturally low in calories since it is a vegetable. It is also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Meatless, plant-based snacks to replace potato chips
Oven-baked veggie chips are a great potato chip alternative that moms can feel good about feeding to the family that are naturally lower in fat and sodium.