Health and Wellness

Menu for Great Health

Chef Tom Castrigno

Menu for Great Health – The Vegetarian Athlete

So you want to be physically active AND be a vegetarian? No problem! These two healthy lifestyles can go hand in hand. Finding alternative sources of protein to support your body is one thing. Finding delicious, creative ways to get them into your diet can be another.

From beans to grains to nuts, there are a surprising number of great recipes to bring variety and interest into your meals. Ever made a Pasta sauce using almond milk? How about white beans disguised as cookie bars? It may sound strange, but tasting is believing!

This week we talk with Julie Draguns, CFO of High Country Health Care. Julie is a marathon runner who has turned to a vegan diet to help her stay fit and get the energy she needs to run every day. Her creative cooking is so good, even her omnivore husband loves it!

Tune in to hear ways you can expand the varieties of foods you eat to include alternative sources of protein. Get out of your rut and make cooking fun and interesting. As always, you’ll hear specific food choices and recipes for cooking easy, healthy dishes. For more healthy eating ideas visit Chef Tom’s blog, The Confidence Diet.