Meatless Monday Cheat Sheet

Give your meat dishes a veggie makeover.

Whether you're a longtime vegetarian or you want to lighten up your meat consumption, Meatless Monday is the perfect day to do just that. If you find yourself reaching for the same tired old recipes every time, spice up your dinner with these deliciously meat-free meals. Give your hamburger a healthy facelift with a quinoa patty, swap chicken nuggets for vitamin-packed cauliflower, sub in tofu for your weekly stir fry, and give tempeh steak a try! Print this cheat sheet so you can keep these swaps in mind. Happy eating! 


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Tofu Recipe Collection

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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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