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New Life Promise for Vegetarians

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The meal plans found in New Life Promise are not vegetarian or vegan. We include all wholesome, natural foods, and that does include some naturally raised beef, poultry, fish, and eggs. But that doesn't mean you can't follow this program if you don't eat meat! This post provides some guidance for how you can make the meal plans work for you while following a plant-based diet.

Plant-Based Protein Sources

Plant-Based Protein Sources

The graphic above includes some of the best plant-based protein sources you can use in place of the animal protein found in the New Life Promise meal plans. Here are some additional foods that are high in protein and can be an excellent addition to your meal plans:

  • Quinoa - This gluten-free grain is one of the few plant-based foods that contains all nine essential amino acids.
  • Green Peas, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Broccoli - These vegetables contain more protein than most.
  • Spinach - While this leafy green isn't packed with protein, it does contain all the essential amino acids.
  • Avocado - This fruit is a decent source of protein and an excellent healthy fat.

Vegetarian Recipes

We make it easy to adjust the New Life Promise meal plans for a plant-based lifestyle with a number of vegetarian recipes. You can find these in the Units section of the New Life Promise Family group once you become a New Life Promise member. Here's a sneak peek to give you an idea of the delicious plant-based recipes you'll find there.

Chickpea and Avocado Salad
Ingredients
1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, sliced and quartered
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 avocados, chopped
¼ cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lemon or lime

Directions
Rinse chickpeas and place in a large bowl. Cut grape tomatoes and cucumbers and add to bowl with chickpeas. Add olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Mix veggies so that everything is covered evenly. Cover and let sit in refrigerator for thirty minutes. Add avocado and cilantro to your liking and top with lemon or lime juice.

*You can also add black beans and/or onions to this salad to make it even more colorful and flavorful.

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