This recipe was sent in by Meatout Mondays reader Krys Kagan, whose quiche is pictured here with a side of roasted sweet potatoes. She says this recipe is “simple and quite tasty and uses fresh greens from our garden.” As for the health benefits of this meal, “mustard greens contain calcium and magnesium, the chickpeas are a source of protein, fiber and folic acid, and sweet potatoes offer beta carotene and vitamin C.”
1 package silken tofu (the vacuum packed kind)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
oil (for sautéing)
1 head mustard greens, leaves only (remove stems)
1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1Tbs. curry powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
¼ cup plain soymilk
1 vegan pie crust
In a skillet, heat oil and sauté onion and garlic until tender.
Transfer to a food processor with all other ingredients except the pie crust; purée in food processor until relatively smooth (you can leave a few chunks).
Pour into pie crust, smoothing over the top.
Bake for 45-55 minutes at 350 F, until top is firm and crust is golden.
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Middle school children who regularly eat school lunches are more likely to be overweight or obese, develop poorer eating habits, and have high levels of “bad” cholesterol compared to those who bring lunches from home, according to new University of Michigan Health System research.
Researchers collected and analyzed health behavior questionnaires completed by 1,297 sixth graders at Michigan public schools over a period of almost three years. They discovered that children who consume school lunches were more likely to be overweight or obese (38.8 percent vs. 24.4 percent), more than twice as likely to consume fatty meats (25.8 percent vs. 11.4 percent) and sugary drinks (36 percent vs. 14.5 percent), while also eating fewer fruits and vegetables (16.3 percent vs. 91.2 percent), and had higher levels of low-density lipid cholesterol (or “bad cholesterol”) than their home-fed counterparts. Students reported on what they consumed throughout the day—not just at lunchtime.
This study demonstrates the importance of efforts such as the Healthy School Lunch Campaign, which encourages schools to offer more healthy low-fat, cholesterol-free options.
Every summer, nearly a thousand inspiring individuals gather at the Animal Rights National Conference to network, learn, educate, celebrate, and much more. This year the conference will take place in Washington, DC on July 15-19th.
The four-day program features nearly 100 presenters from more than 60 organizations, appearing in plenary sessions, workshops, campaign reports, and rap sessions. Other elements include celebrity awards, exhibits, videos, newcomer orientations, and entertainment by animal-friendly musicians.
Get inspired! The Animal Rights National Conference is a great way to learn about the issues and have a great time. Register today to take part in an unforgettable experience. Meatout Mondays subscribers the current discounted rate extended until May 10th!