Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?

 

· June 6th 2014 ·

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Nutritional quality indices show plant-based diets are the healthiest, but do vegetarians and vegans reach the recommended daily intake of protein?

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Fusili with Roasted Vegetables

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1 large red onion, halved and then sliced
2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 green or orange bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch strips
4 fresh plum tomatoes, cut in thin wedges

3 cloves garlic, quartered

1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1 and 1/2 tbsp. olive oil (or more) or canola oil
10 oz. spiral pasta
1/4 cup packed fresh basil, finely shredded
1 tbsp. grated Parmesan
1/2 cup white wine
Oven 400 degrees.  In large roasting pan, combine onions, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, thyme, pepper and olive oil.  Roast in oven for 40 minutes, tossing vegetables after 20 minutes.  Cook pasta – drain – toss with vegetables, wine, basil and Parmesan.
Serves 4.