Try Plant-Based Protein…Directly on the Grill!

Food and nutrition

Published on 27 July 2020
by Isabelle Huot

 

Plant-based protein has become all the rage in recent years. Who would have thought it would become the star of the show, even on the grill? Several plant-based proteins are delicious on the barbecue.

 

Legumes

Grilled legumes on the grill? Absolutely, as long as you cook them first! Legumes can be shaped into perfect patties. You’ll get a filling meal at a fraction of the cost. Beans and lentils are the ideal choice for this type of meal!

 

Tofu

People who don’t like tofu often hold two things against it: its flavour and its texture. To win over the skeptics, marinate tofu for at least twelve hours. Then grill it! Cooking at high temperatures produces a crunchy tofu that promises to delight the entire family.

 

Burgers and sausages

Some store-bought ready-to-eat products easily replace meat and meat-based sausages. However, consumers need to be vigilant because some products are high in salt (including the famous Beyond Meat) and contain several additives. Take a close look at the Nutrition Facts and list of ingredients on the package to choose the best options.

 

 

Isabelle Huot
Doctor in nutrition, spokesperson for the Kilo Cardio weight loss program