Protein-packed beans are a perfect substitute for breakfast porridge with a drizzle of honey, and white beans make an excellent binder for protein bars. Other uncommon ways to use beans include salad dressing, meatless pate and pureed into a sandwich spread.
Miso paste is essential to the traditional Japanese miso soup, but the protein-packed fermented food can be used in myriad other dishes. Miso paste creates a tasty glaze on vegetables and fish and can also liven up salad dressings and dips.
Fad diets are a temporary solution to a lifelong problem and are not plans that people can follow long term, registered dietitian Lori Granich says. RD Kristin Coffman says a fad diet is a plan that restricts a food or food groups, which can lead to unbalanced nutrition.
Cassoulet traditionalists may insist on using only French ingredients, but American substitutes work just as well for the hearty, bean-based dish. Cannellini or Great Northern beans offer just as much flavor and texture to the pot as French Tarbais beans, and braised turkey makes a great stand-in for duck or goose confit.
Clients who want a quick fix to a weight problem can be guided to a sensible solution with research data on dieting, a discussion about what others have experienced and through motivational interview techniques, registered dietitian Marci Anderson writes. Anderson also advises dietitians to develop a mantra that they can confidently share with clients.