When first transitioning into a plant-based diet, many people have trouble getting creative with meal preparation. As a result, you might be thinking about buying that new Impossible Burger or Beyond products to substitute meat.
Substitute meat products are convenient. However, these processed “vegan” products can add up the cost to your grocery budget, and the chemicals are not that great for your body in the long run.
In this post, We gathered 5 Simple Ideas On How To Use Beans And Legumes To Substitute Meat, Dairy, and Egg. These ideas are not only healthier but will also satisfy your old cravings and save you money!
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Substitute Meat & Dairy:
Use chickpeas with pickles, chopped celery, onions and lemon juice with vegan mayo to substitute fish.
Mayo can be easily made from cashews, coconut milk, lime juice and vinegar.
Mix potato/cassava flour with white Kidney Beans or Mung Beans and coconut yogurt, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper and oil to create the consistency and replace eggs.
BEAN NACHO BOWL
Use Black Beans with garlic, onion, olive oil, eggplant, capsicum and tomatoes plus smoked paprika to replace cow.
Use Tempeh and Lentils or Black Beans with flax seeds, quinoa, bread crumbs, garlic and onion powder to replace cow, pig, and chicken.
ALMOND, CASHEW, COCONUT & SOY MILK
Lots of dessert recipes use eggs and milk. You can have another choice.
Did you know that nut milk actually has MORE PROTEIN and nutritional values than animal milk? It’s also really easy to MILK your own nut milk.
If you are allergic to nuts, coconut milk is a great substitute. (Coco”nut” is not a nut but fruit I believe!)
Soak the nuts of your preference overnight, blend in a blender, milk and strain it in a cheese cloth or towel.
Easy Peasy! No need to take milk from calves.
Mix Black Beans, Kidney Beans, Green Peas, Chickpeas or Lentils with rice/oats/flax seeds, carrots, onions/shallots, garlic and some other vegetables like eggplant and bell peppers + your favorite herbs/spices.
No more sacrificing cows, chickens and pigs!
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We would love to remind you that cooking is an art, not a science. Don’t get too hung up on the measurements and have fun being creative!
For all of the ideas above, add salt & pepper as needed.
How many whole-food meat, dairy, or egg substitutes have you tried to make yourself?
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