People sometimes assume that healthy eating is expensive. It doesn’t have to be. Serving meatless meals a couple of times a week can help you save money and improve your health. Meatless meals are built around plant-based proteins like beans, lentils, vegetables and whole grains. These tend to be less expensive than meat and may offer many health benefits.
- reduced risk of diseases like cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes
- weight management
- improved nutrition
- reduced carbon footprint
Last night for dinner we had Butter Chickpeas from Canadian Living magazine. Yet another new recipe. I can’t help myself. It is a running joke in my family that you never get to eat the same thing twice… even if you’d like to. It was easy to prepare and very tasty. The only change I made was to blend the sauce after it reduced. I served it with brown rice (made in my Instant Pot) and a mini wholewheat naan bread.
I used no-name brand chickpeas and tomatoes, which added to my savings.