Contributed by: NAPSA
Many Look For Foods That Satisfy Their Health-And The Earth's (NAPSA) - More Americans are choosing foods that have a positive impact on their health and the environment. According to a recent survey, 72 percent of Americans agree that certain food choices are good for both them and the environment, and 53 percent of people feel that choosing meat alternatives meets both of these needs.
Clearly, there is a demand for foods that can help people eat healthy and do something good for the environment without requiring huge compromises in either taste or lifestyle. But despite obvious concern among Americans about the environment, people still encounter many obstacles to making a difference. For example, the survey found that although Americans obviously care about the environment, 34 percent of them think they don't have enough time to help and 28 percent say they just don't know how.
But choosing to eat more meatless foods is one small but significant step to protect the environment, as veggie-based foods take less from the land than meat-based products. Consider this information from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
One easy solution is to look in the freezer, produce or dairy section of your grocery store. For example, Lightlife has unveiled Smart Stuffers, a new, all-natural line of great-tasting frozen vegetarian options that go quickly from the freezer to the microwave.
These meatless heat-and-eat options have nearly half the fat and one-third less calories per serving than their meat counterparts and come in three bold, familiar flavors that are perfect for every occasion, providing a quick and easy choice that's both good for one's health and the Earth-without sacrificing good taste:
Here's a winning recipe for a great-tasting, low-fat vegetarian chili made with Smart Ground (found in the produce or dairy section):
Saute the onion, green pepper and celery in a small amount of oil until cooked through and softened. Add the remainder of the ingredients and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Enjoy.
For more information, visit www.lightlife.com.
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