Healthy vegetarian food just got taken to a whole new level of flavor and excitement. This simple salad is so delicious that it will have meat eaters in line for seconds. In addition to getting a five-star rating for flavor, this dish also contains important sources of plant-based protein, found in the cannellini beans and edamame. For just 110 calories, this vegetarian paradise provides 6 grams of protein, in addition to 3 grams of fiber.
Researchers have long been aware of the benefits of eating a vegetarian diet and a meta-analysis, released this past week, further mounted on that evidence. The researchers evaluated findings from seven clinical trials (strongest evidence) and 32 observational studies. Findings from the clinical trials and observational suggest an association with a vegetarian lifestyle and lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. For people trying to improve their heart health and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, this Edamame, Cannellini and Pepper Salad might just be the perfect fit for your new vegetarian lifestyle. Get the recipe here!