Our protein flip will move animal foods to the edges of your plate, so vegetables, beans, and grains can steal the spotlight.
Flip Your Protein
Most of us eat more than enough protein—more than 100 grams each day, twice the recommended amount. About 85% of that protein comes from animal sources. Meanwhile, only 14% of Americans are eating enough plants, which not only have vitamins and satiating fiber but also lots of protein—and far less saturated fat than most animal proteins. Let's shift our plates to focus more on plant-based proteins. The good news is we don’t have to give up meat entirely, but we can use it as more of a flavor booster than the star of the plate. Eating plant-based proteins is associated with a lower risk of disease, and they have a smaller carbon footprint, too. But the best part? Vegetables are downright tasty. Read on to find out how to flip your protein.