Meatless Monday - Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Research shows that incorporating less meat, and more plant-based meals into your diet can contribute to a wide range of health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic disease, better digestion, and even weight loss.
Going completely plant-based is doable for some people, however, the reality is that eating fully plant-based is not realistic for many others (due to food preferences, lifestyle, etc.). And no judgement here! People have eating habits and preferences for many different reasons.
The more meals you can make plant-based, the more likely you will reap the health benefits! Contrary to those people that think they 'need' their meat at every meal to be satisfied - meals that contain plant-based protein sources, such as beans and peas, have also shown to be more satiating (meaning they make you feel more full and satisfied, and for longer) than meat-based protein meals.
One step to incorporating more plant-based meals into your diet is to have a 'meatless' day. You can start by making all of your meals meatless for one day, or just one meal if you're used to having a meat source with every meal.
Here's your Meatless Monday recipe for this week! I'm a huge black bean and sweet potato fan, so this one is one of my favs. Tip: add Nutritional Yeast to the cashew sauce for added protein and other nutritional benefits.
Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes