Healthy eating can take many forms: paleo, vegan, vegetarian, pesetarian, flexibilist, oh, the list goes on. With such a wide choice of diets, there is a real headache as you go through them all to find out what works best for you and your body. But what if we told you that it does not have to be so black and white and you do not just have to pick one? Cue drum roll …
Mark Hyman's 2014 Peganer diet combines the best of the paleo diet and veganism into a more relaxed way of eating. Rather than combining the strictest elements of both (because our first thought was actually an all-you-can-eat buffet), veganism's restrictions are loosened and the emphasis on animal proteins, usually associated with Paleo, relaxed.
This means that you can eat some meat (this should be grassed, organic, etc.), but Dr. Hyman recommends looking at it as a side dish or spice instead of thinking about the center of the meal. The same applies to gluten-free grains and everything that is sweet … consume them sparingly. Dairy products are a no-no, but a bit of goat cheese or Greek yogurt with full fat is fine. Are you looking at the pattern here?
The goal of peganism is to focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods ̵
You probably made a version of this dish before, but Brussels sprouts with bacon is a perfect example of how to use meat as a spice. It is also a great way to increase the taste without the potentially negative effects associated with eating too much animal protein. I mean, really, you could sprinkle a bit of bacon on any vegetable-based meal, and it would still be considered a pegan (just choose organic or sustainably grown). Seems almost too good to be true … but it is not!
Breakfast can be difficult with a strict diet as we focus on grain-centered options such as cereal or toast. This sweet potato dish saves the day because it gives you the strongest satisfaction you desire, and the added egg is a hearty bonus.
We all probably agree that curry in every form is an amazing winter comfort food and this recipe definitely lives up to expectations. With the anti-inflammatory, immune-enhancing properties of ginger, turmeric, and cayenne pepper, it's a good meal to fight a cold. In addition, you can prepare a large amount and enjoy the rest for the rest of the week.
Another seasonal favorite is the butternut pumpkin soup, a classic dish that you definitely want to put in your arsenal of healthy recipes. What is normally considered completely vegan becomes a pervert by adding bone bouillon. Use herbal milk instead of low-fat food to bring this recipe to the pegan cuisine.
The introduction of a new diet can be very confusing, but if there is one thing you should focus on when trying to go pegan It eats more vegetables. One of the simplest (and tastiest) ways to cook vegetables is to fry them … just put them in the oven and you can go well. This recipe is a delicious mix of vegetables and cauliflower rice. And it is absolutely vegan (and pegan) tested.
Taco lover, rejoice! If you've ever had trouble finding a vegan option that mimics the consistency of ground beef or turkey, and that's not tofu, then you're in the right place. This clever recipe uses mushrooms, walnuts and cauliflower to create an aromatized taco filling that can even fool hard-bitten carnivores.
Salads are obviously a must-have pegan diet in the world of healthy eating, giving you a bit more flexibility in terms of ingredients to throw there. Now do not put candied walnuts and crackers on your pile of rocket (so tempting, we know), but add nuts, turnips and some goat's cheese as a tasty side dish. Everything is better with some goat cheese.