First things first: let’s define what we mean by healthy. It’s in our diet-crazy DNA to assume that if something is low calorie, low-fat, low-sugar, vegan–whatever your criteria of choice – that it must be better for you. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Fortunately, at the end of the day, nutrition is less about what isn’t in our food and more about what is.
Think of your body as a machine. When you eat nutrient-rich foods, it’s like depositing quality fuel. When you exercise, you’re teaching your body (and your brain) how to use that fuel. The more consistently you do these things, the better your machine functions. (Our bodies are, like, way smarter than we give them credit for.)
In summary, we’re not just sticking you with low-fat, low-calorie, low-fun meals here; we’re giving you quality fuel that packs a comforting punch.
Rice porridge loaded with nutrient-dense mushrooms and topped with our friendly neighborhood skin guardian, cilantro.
Delicious poached eggs, swimming in a sea of toasty antioxidants (see: tomatoes), and anti-inflammatory spices.
We love Beyond Meat’s “beef” patties as they are non-GMO, slightly lower in calories and fat than even lean beef, and generally higher in protein and a handful of vitamins, by volume.
Traditionally prepared with pork, this vegan take is great for a spicy little metabolic kickstart.
Grilled cheese is undeniably an American comfort food staple. This vegan version balances salty and sweet with a few sweet potato medallions.
Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. First of all, it’s delicious. Secondly, beets are nutritional powerhouses. Third, it has potatoes in it. (We love a good carb.)
This sweet, sweet pasta is nutritionally enriched with protein-and-fiber-packed beans, leafy greens, and other quality veggies.
This chili manages to achieve protein superhero status without a pinch of meat — not to mention loads of garlic and avocado to top!
If what they say is true — that the healthiest fruits and veggies have the brightest colors — then this dish takes the cake on wellness. Plus, it’s topped with cheese.
xx, The FabFitFun Team