Wundernuggets Veggie Kebab in the Flexitarian way!
Let's go 'Flexitarian' with this amazing veggies skewer
Eat more veggies, eat less chicken
Let's talk flexitarian. If you're thinking, "Flexi-what??," know that you are not alone. Flexitarian combines two words representing two different dietary principles: flexible and vegetarian. Eating a "flexitarian diet" is gaining tremendous popularity among health-conscious individuals and for good reason. If you follow such a diet, you are eating A LOT of plants, but occasionally including quality sources of animal protein from things like wild caught fish and grass-fed meat.
This approach to eating is touted as both environmentally friendly and health conscious by wellness professionals. This is because the flexitarian diet is mostly comprised of food from whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruit, rather than a meat-heavy diet, which can have negative effects on your health and the environment if consumed regularly. Instead, think of eating meat as an occasional side dish.
So now that you have an idea of what a flexitarian diet looks like, this is a great time to introduce why
Crafty Counter is embracing the flexitarian diet approach wholly.
Crafty Counter makes nuggets that are both entirely plant-based and that contain chicken, however, all varieties are packed with veggies!
Here is a super easy recipe to kickstart the flexitarian eating- Wundernuggets Veggie Kebabs
1 bag of Minty Lentil Wundernuggets
1 medium organic red bell pepper, washed, seeded, and cut into 2-inch squares
1 medium organic green bell pepper, washed, seeded, and cut into 2-inch squares
6-8 baby purple potatoes washed and sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. avocado oil
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
2. Once all the veggies are washed and cut, gently toss them in oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder
3. Grill, air-fry, or bake your veggies until golden-brown
4. While the veggies are being cooked, bake the Minty Lentil Wundernuggets in the conventional toaster oven for 8 minutes
5. Once cooked, skewer nuggets and veggies on kebab sticks.
Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days!
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