Best Meat Substitutes: Tempeh

If you’re looking for a protein-packed plant meat substitute that is as versatile as it is nutritious, try tempeh. It’s a fermented soybean product that is a prebiotic possessing a wide array of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants.

Low in carbs and sodium, tempeh is rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. Tempeh’s prebiotic properties may promote digestion and reduce inflammation. As a soy product, it may decrease cholesterol levels.

Obviously, stay away from tempeh if you’re allergic to soy or have thyroid issues. Otherwise, toss some into your salad or stir fry. Tempeh is easy to marinate, season, sauté, steam and bake as well.

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