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Now that you’ve been incorporating Meatless Mondays into your regular routine you are probably wondering how you can continue to come up with tasty recipes for all future Meatless Mondays. Our friends at Meatless Monday have developed a series of Ebooks with plenty of healthy and delicious meatless recipes. You can download them from this link!
In most parts of the world there is no distinction between bananas and plantains. In Europe and North America however, the term banana usually refers to soft, sweet, dessert bananas. The Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called plantains. In other regions of the world, many more kinds of banana are grown and eaten, so this distinction is not used.
Chiquita, a banana producer and distributor provides American consumers with product information claiming “a plantain is not a banana”. The primary differences are that plantains are starchier and less sweet; are eaten cooked rather than raw; have thicker skin, which may be green, yellow or black; and they can be used at any stage of ripeness.
Take the Stairs Too. It can lower your bad cholesterol levels and raise your good cholesterol levels. It also relieves tension and stress that can have adverse effects on your heart.
Pile on lettuce, sprouts, tomato, cucumber, onions, avocado, cucumber, bell peppers. You can even skip the meat and do an all veggie version.
You can veggie up your standard tuna salad by adding shredded carrots, diced celery and onions and top it all off with lettuce or spinach and avocado. Chicken salad can be spruced up by adding celery, lettuce, grapes, apples or your favorite dried fruit.
Use your imagination. Use greens besides iceberg lettuce. Choose deep green romaine lettuce, spicy arugula, tender spinach. Try different types of sprouts or sprinkle on some edamame for an added crunch.
Tomato (or pasta sauce) is one way we excel at eating veggies and cooking tomatoes really helps activate the lycopene. But, tomato sauce is a really easy way to add extra veggies to your daily routine.
Onions, garlic and mushrooms are obvious choices but you can also add shredded carrots, or summer squash, finely chopped winter squash, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, kale, or rainbow chard.