To bake packets, place on cookie sheet; bake at 450°F. for 15 to 20 minutes.
Meatless Cooking is becoming more mainstream in the U.S. as people realize that it's not just a statement, it's eating well. According to the American Dietetic Association, "Appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, are nutritionally adequate and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases." You needn't become a full-time vegetarian to reap some benefits; even one or two low-fat meatless meals a week helps.
• The key is "low-fat," since many meatless entrees include large amounts of eggs, cheese or butter, making them as high in fat, if not higher, than the meat courses they replace.
• Don't get hung up on protein intake. No single vegetable contains all the essential protein components, so it's important to eat a broad selection of legumes, grains and other vegetables. It's not necessary to eat complementary proteins at the same meal; different protein sources just need to be consumed over the course of a day.
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