Food Comparison

March 2018 Issue

Smart Swaps for Meat

People are changing their diets—they’re eating less meat. Whether to improve health, the environment, or the economy, movements aimed to reduce meat intake, such as Meatless Monday and flexitarianism are gaining traction. More of us are interested in limiting or eliminating meat from our diets. With today’s multitude of meat alternative possibilities, from “Harmless Ham” and “Benevolent Bacon” to “Chick’n,” it’s easy to find a plant-based meat replacement to satisfy almost any taste. But how do they stack up nutritionally? Are they on par for protein? Can their calories, saturated fat, and sodium fit into a healthy eating plan?

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