Non-Veg Dishes Substitute
2020 is year of changes. We can say Planet earth is under renovation. Things are not moving. Developed as well as Developing countries, everyone is fighting with Corona Epidemic and with food scarcity.
Globally Humanity under little fear from Non-veg diet since Corona Epidemic. Approximately 92% world population is Non-Vegetarian and only 8% is Vegetarian as per survey of 2018.
Important point here is that large percentage of world population is shifting or preferring Veg diet. Germany is known for its meat-centric cuisine. In recent time, people across the country have adopted veg-heavy diets for health and environmental reasons, giving the country one of the highest rates28 of vegetarianism on the planet. And this momentum has inspired local companies to produce more vegan packaged foods than any country in the world.
Eating a veg diet is having many health benefits-including maintaining cholesterol, lower blood pressure and overall lower BMI. Important is you are eating balanced diet and also getting key nutrients that can sometimes be lacking for vegetarians and vegans, such as vitamin B12, iron and omega-3s.
If you have decided to switch or want to shake up your dinner and want to eat more plant based, you may be looking fresh ideas for Veg meals. Beyond basic vegetables & whole grains, we’ve put together a list of our favorite vegetarian and vegan substitutes for animal proteins.
These plant-based meals will help you skip the meat and still enjoy delicious meals that are hearty and satisfying.
Let us discuss here delicious Non-veg free ideas to replace chicken, pork, beef and fish and enjoy plants.
Cauliflower is a mild vegetable and has a reputation for being able to replace certain foods, such as potatoes. Vegies can enjoy “egg” salad by mashing cauliflower in this Vegan Cauliflower “Egg” Salad recipe. Caulifower also replaces the chicken in Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and makes a healthy choice for “meatballs” in these Saucy Vegetarian Meatballs.
Apt for breakfast, lunch and even dinner, the mutli-functional tofu is another source of protein for those who are looking for non-veg subsitute.
One cup of tofu carries Ten grams of protein and which is fairly enough for an adult body for one meal.
Tofu soy-based vegetarian protein takes on the flavors of what it is seasoned. This makes tofu an excellent canvas for introducing all types of flavors like Tofu Curry, Tofu Stroganoff.
Lentils is one of best source for protein and If you want to improve your protein level , start consuming lentils.
One cup of lentil having approx 19 grams protein and approx 15 grams of fibre is there.
Their heart touching texture and peppery taste make them a good choice for ground beef in many recipes, such as Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie, Lentil Burgers and Squash, Chickpea. Lentils come in a variety of colors including red, brown, black and green .
Seitan, wheat-based protein is a good option and provides a similar touch like chicken. You can buy seitan from large grocery stores or hyper markets. Try recipes for Crispy Seitan Stir-Fry or Malaysian Seitan, Broccoli & Mushroom Fried Rice to get you started.
Beans are Similar to lentils, beans are a good swap for beef in many recipes.
Half cup of Beans carries approx. 8 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber, nutrients may vary little depends upon type of bean. Top your salad with beans or use them in Vegetarian Chili or in place of Vegetarian Taco Salad.
Mushrooms can easily be regarded as nature’s hidden treasure.
Mushrooms was considered imported food, but now it is available everywhere.
Mushrooms are one of best sources of Vitamin D. Mushroom are rich in fiber and contain no fat.
Mushrooms are also good source of selenium which is not available in most of fruit and vegetables. As per studies, Lentinan in shiitake mushrooms can increase the survival rate in cancer patients.
Ground, sliced or chopped mushrooms gives a meaty texture, smoky flavor that works well in the place of meat.
Tempeh is also rich source of protein. Per cup of Tempeh contains 31 gram protein and dietary fiber than tofu, and also its nutty flavor works great in a wide array of recipes.
Plus, you can buy ready-made tempeh at the store. Enjoy tempeh in Aloha Salad With Tiki Tempeh, Tempeh Tacos, Teriyaki Tempeh, Sweet and Sour Tempeh and many more.
Jackfruit or kathal is a great food to increase nutrients and a one of best alternative to animal meat.
Jackfruit is low in calories, good source of dietary fibres, protein along with Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and antioxidants and is considered an instant energy booster.
It is quite odd to consider a fruit as a substitute for meat, but the taste of jackfruit is actually quite similar to chicken.
Though this tropical fruit looks frighten from the outside, it’s available and sold in supermarkets in cans and you may find jackfruit in the refrigerated section with meat substitutes.
Brinjal offers a meaty texture and an earthy, savory (umami) flavor. Brinjal can be prepared many ways, from grilling and baking to frying and stuffing.
Brinjal or eggplant is mostly used in india cuisine. Infact it is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is purple colored with a whitish, hard flesh
It becomes very tender when cooked.
Consuming brinjal as raw gives bitter taste, so better to rinse and salt it before preparing or cooking. It is known to absorb a lot of fat, salting it also helps in lesser absorption of oil while it is being cooked. In England it is known as aubergine and in America it is known as eggplant.
Aubergine is known to reduce the risk of cancer. It contains a high amount of water which makes it good for skin and hair. It contains phytonutrients that lend anti-oxidant properties. It a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese and copper.