By: Christine Bean
For years, research has proven the benefits of a plant-based diet, and it seems that more and more people are finally catching on. Here at MightyMeals, we are all about empowering people to live healthier lives, and that includes providing our customers with menu choices that will keep their mind, body, and spirit in tip-top shape. Whether you are eliminating meat from your diet for health or environmental reasons, or are simply aiming to eat more veggies for a nutritional boost, you’ll find that MightyMeals new plant-based menu is packed with flavor, protein, and variety. You won’t even miss the meat, we promise!
Five Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
- Prevents Disease
Research shows that a plant-forward, whole foods diet can prevent, and sometimes even reverse, chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. It can also minimize your risk of stroke and high cholesterol.
- Helps Maintain a Healthy Weight
Plant-based diets are packed with fiber and healthy nutrients that help fill you up without adding extra calories, and in turn, you drop the pounds. By replacing certain meats with vegetables, your risk for obesity drops significantly.
- Reduces Inflammation
Chronic internal inflammation can trigger a variety of health issues, and never fully disappears until you figure out the root of the problem. Diet is one of the best ways to heal your body and combat this common issue. A plant-based diet is loaded with phytonutrients, which have tons of anti-inflammatory benefits, and are low in toxins and bacteria.
- Boosts Your Immune System
Plants are packed with vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to fight-off infection. The antioxidants found in plants help strengthen your immune system and keep your cells healthy while fighting-off germs.
- Keeps Your Brain Strong
Research shows that the more vegetables you incorporate into your diet, the lesser your chance of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia later in life. The gut is connected to the brain, and gut inflammation has been linked to depression and anxiety. Those who follow a plant-based diet experience a sharper mind and positive mental well-being, and less symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Prevents Disease
Check out MightyMeals new plant-based menu offerings, and add some to your next order for delivery right to your door!
Vegan Mediterranean Bowl: Garlic/herb roasted tofu with red/white quinoa, paprika spiced chickpeas, artichoke hearts and roasted heirloom cherry tomato medley over baby spinach. Served with a side of roasted red pepper aioli.
- Vegan Lasagna: Beyond Meat & bell pepper bolognese layered with vegan mozzarella and noodles.
- Vegan Chipotle Bowl: Chipotle de adobo marinated Beyond meat crumble served with sautéed black beans, cilantro jasmine rice, corn/tomato relish, roasted peppers/onions, pickled fresno’s and spring onion.
- Vegan Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash: Spaghetti served with Beyond Meat & bell pepper bolognese and spinach. Garnished with parsley.
- Cauliflower Curry
- Tofu Poke Bowl
- Caponata Quinoa Bowl
- Stuffed Portobello
- Beyond Sausage Spaghetti Squash
- Beyond Breakfast Bowl