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Vegetarian Food photos on Instagram are gorgeous

By Madison Malone Kircher | October 5, 2015 If you’ve ever thought vegetarians eat nothing but salad, think again. From hot dogs to BLT sandwiches, vegetarians have created meatless alternatives to popular foods. And they might even be more tasty than the originals. So whether you’re a long time vegetarian or just thinking about changing your diet, Instagram is a great place to get food inspiration. In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month, Instagram is currently featuring photography …

Taco Bell now offers an AVA certified vegetarian and vegan menu! 

… of fatty and fried foods on the vegetarian diet.(2) Vegetarian diet has lower risk for heart disease, colorectal, ovarian, and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension! Taco Bell, like most fast food restaurants, are typically known for fatty and fried foods.  According to a press release, they may now be featuring items that are certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).  Taco Bell reports that they are the first fast food restaurant to do this. (3) As of October 2, …

Extreme Eats: Texas-Sized Dosa | Houstonia

By Megha Tejpal | September 18, 2015 MAYBE I HAVE LIVED IN TEXAS so long or maybe my eyes are indeed bigger than my stomach, but I have simply gotten used to the fact that jumbo-sized foods are the new normal. Everything is bigger in Texas right? Right. But there’s big, and then there’s too big for your plate. And let’s face it, sometimes we crave exactly such an extreme meal. In the way of these extreme eats, there seems to be an overabundance of carnivorous options—whether it’s …

Is It Safe To Follow A Vegan Diet During Pregnancy?

By Tania Lombrozo | August 24, 2015 When I was pregnant with my first child, friends and family inevitably asked about my diet. “Are you sticking to vegan food?” they wondered, with variable admiration or anxiety. For some, the curiosity was about cravings. One mother told me she was irresistibly (and unexpectedly) drawn to hot dogs her third trimester; another confessed her sudden fascination with red meat. Surely, I’d crave things beyond the vegan sections ofWhole foods? (I …

Vegan restaurants convince consumers that the vegan trend is here to stay! • The Raw Food World News

… as Beyond Meats and Impossible foods are creating products that closely resemble meat products for meat lovers, and many restaurants are offering vegetarian or vegan items on the menus. (2) There has never been a better time in history to take the plunge into the vegetarian lifestyle! A worldwide coffee and sandwich shop asked their customers if they would like to have a meat-free shop.  The UK based, Pret A Manger, has sites in the UK, US, France, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.  CEO, Clive Schlee, …

For vegetarians and vegans, it’s a new world of appealing options – LA Times

By Mary MacVean | August 22, 2015 In his new book, environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. argues that poverty is only partly to blame for hunger. Prosperity also plays a role: When people have more money, they tend to eat more meat and dairy foods. And that, he says, will increase the severity of the problem. “More than two-thirds of the world’s agricultural land is already used to grow feed for livestock, [and] world meat consumption is on track to double by 2020,” …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

… First “Your body has digestive enzymes that handle the proteins in both meat and plants, and that doesn’t change when you stop eating meat,” explains Liz Applegate, PhD, director of sports nutrition at the University of California, Davis. However, she says, all the indigestible carbohydrates in plant protein sources and other plant-based foods can alter the bacterial profile in your intestines. And researchers believe the new carbs can help boost the population of healthy …

Vegetarian Frozen-Food Company Is Shaking Up the Fast-Food Status Quo

By Josh Scherer | July 9, 2015   As beef prices continue to rise and McDonald’s hemorrhages profits, new players are jumping into the burger game. Chipotle’s vegan tofu and chile Sofritas went national about a year ago, White Castle officially made its veggie sliders a permanent menu item in March, and Wendy’s is fresh off a single-city black-bean burger test run that was so successful it went viral. Plant-based foods are coming in hot to the quick-serve game—whether it’s …

Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans

… following proteins as supply me with enough protein and also give me enough energy to train with. Legumes foods in the legume family are good sources of vegetarian protein. Peas are a good example. One cup contains 10 grams – about the same as a cup of milk. Quinoa Most grains contain a small amount of protein, but quinoa, technically a seed, is unique in that it contains more than 8 grams per cup, including all nine essential amino acids that the body needs for growth and repair, but cannot …

Practical Nutrition: Making nutritious vegetarian meals – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Practical Nutrition Advice With Mary Jo Sawyer

By Mary-Jo Sawyer | July 7, 2015 I moved to the Richmond area partly because of all the cultural opportunities the city has to offer. Last month, I finally made it to the Richmond Vegetarian Festival. One of my favorite foods was a vegan taco from Don’t Look Back in Carytown. I chose a soft corn tortilla filled with pinto beans, a variety of veggies, and seasoned with spices, cilantro and lime. TVP, textured vegetable protein, was another filling of soy crumbles seasoned with Mexican spices. …

Sweet Dream bagels and Good Food and Wine Show – The West Australian

By Berlinda Conti | July 2, 2015 It’s been a whirlwind year for David Whorrall and his dream team since setting up his bagel business, Sweet Dream foods, last year. His Montreal-style bagels are now sold at more than a dozen community markets around Perth. The range has expanded to include on-trend flavours and some Perth cafes have adopted them as a regular breakfast staple. Mr Whorrall, Canadian by birth and a devout vegetarian, has forged a loyal following for his bagels, which are …

Step Aside Big Mac, Vegetarian Gets the Drive-Thru Treatment | The Range: The Tucson Weekly’s Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly

By Jamie Verwys | June 23, 2015   Fast food joints have a place in our culinary history, if we like it or not. Some would say it started as far back as 1921 when White Castle opened its doors in Wichita, Kansas. Others say McDonalds, the Mac Daddy of fast food, was the originator in 1948. Whatever its true origins, perception and quality of cheap burgers, fries and shakes delivered through a convenient window, have declined. The crusade against GMO foods and low quality ingredients is being …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

… quality of protein consumed. There are 22 types of amino acids, which can be divided into essential and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body, and so need to be consumed through food. “While there is no doubt that the proteins we get from animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy) are of better quality than what vegetarian sources tend to have, it is a big myth that vegetarian foods, particularly vegetables, are completely devoid of any protein,” says …

Eating local, thinking global: L.I. chef and food activist Bhavani Jaroff | Long Island Report

… ever since I became a vegetarian at age 16,” Jaroff said. What started as an effort to be a more informed and responsible citizen, quickly grew into something more. “As time went on I started finding out more and more about things that were being done to my food that I was not aware of, and I started becoming very alarmed and concerned.” Jaroff’s career as a natural foods chef took off while attending the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University. When she got there, vegetarians had …

Amy’s Kitchen Is Starting a Vegetarian Drive-Thru | TIME

By Alice Park | June 2, 2015 The frozen food company will launch a fast food drive-thru this summer Amy’s Kitchen wants to be more than just a frozen food company. In late June, it will launch its first drive-thru restaurant in Rohnert Park, Cal. to provide the same freshly prepared vegetarian foods the company is known for—but fast. “Everybody said we couldn’t do it,” says Andy Berliner who co-founded the company with his wife Rachel (and named it after their daughter). Prepping and …

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

… conditions. And since these proteins are lower on the food chain, they’re a more planet-friendly way to eat. Here are four plant-based proteins to add to your shopping cart. All have proven health benefits plus at least as much protein as an egg! Peas Pea protein is popping in ingredient lists, from breads and snack foods to breakfast cereals and protein powders. A cup of cooked split peas packs in about 16 grams of protein compared to six grams in regular green peas. If you’re …

Italian court tells veggie mum: feed your son meat – The Local

… consulting him and that the diet put his son’s health at risk, the Eco di Bergamo reported. Despite the mother’s dietary regime, the father took his son out for meals at McDonalds and prepared desserts, meat and dairy dishes on weekends, when he had custody of the child. The father’s mother, the boy’s grandmother, also fed him foods which broke the diet, including gorgonzola and sausages. According to the child’s mother, the boy would come home after the weekend with a stomach …

Gluten-free vegetarian spring rolls | WWLP.com

By Michelle Misiaszek | May 21, 2015 CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Fresh vegetarian spring rolls are a quick meal and are surprisingly easy to make. Wellness Coach and Chef Leslie Cerier from LeslieCerier.com, showed us how to make them. Gluten-Free Vegetable Spring Rolls Ingredients: 2- 2.8 Ounce packages Organic Lotus foods Forbidden Rice Ramen Noodles 1 cup grated carrots 1 thinnly sliced avocado 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves 8 8-inch, spring roll rice paper …

No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain SECRET animal products  | Daily Mail Online

By Anucyia Victor for MailOnLine | May 20, 2015 Karin Ridgers, founder of VeggieVision TV, has identified stealthy foods Bananas can sometimes be sprayed with a pesticide which has shellfish When pollinating figs, wasps can die in the fruit and become part of it Think bananas, figs and miso soup are perfect foods for vegetarians? Think again. A range of foods, from fruit and packaged cereal to beer and even figs, are assumed to be safe to eat, yet an expert warns that these items can …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

From MedicalPress | May 15, 2015 Vegetarian foods are positioned for success in the marketplace as public health advocates highlight the benefits of plant-based diets and a growing number of consumers embrace meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyles. Earlier this year, for example, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report included adopting a vegetarian diet among its recommended approaches to healthful eating. So it’s hardly surprising that mainstream food industry brands …

Egg white to fish: 5 superb foods for fabulous, shiny and strong nails

… micro-nutrient which isn’t easily available in foods. However, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and oats are rich sources,” says Singh. Zinc deficiency is common, and therefore, can lead to brittle, fragile nails and also white spots on the nails. Eating roasted pumpkin seeds can provide a healthy dose of this micro-nutrients. Source: Egg white to fish: 5 superb foods for fabulous, shiny and strong nails …

Peruvian Cuisine Today — Fusion Flavors and Superfoods | Manuel Villacorta

… dishes, and currently has more chef schools than any other city in the world. The diversity of stunning restaurants there has attracted top chefs such as Gastón Acurio, a gastronomic powerhouse who also endorsed my book Peruvian Power foods. On my recent trip to Peru, local vegetarian gourmet Roger Loayza helped me find some of the very best restaurants — including those using Peruvian superfoods. The traditional Peruvian diet is based on whole foods and mostly gluten-free. Chefs in the …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

Stefanie Angstadt – Thought for Food | April 22, 2015 Lentils are one of those great foods that are healthy and filling. As someone who eats a little meat, sometimes, depending on where it’s from, I have come to depend on lentils for a source of protein, flavor and heartiness in my cooking. Lentils are one of the earliest foods known to humans, and perhaps they’ve stuck around because of their outstanding health benefits. They contain cholesterol-lowering fiber, help manage blood-sugar …

5 Muscle-Building Foods For Vegetarians

HuffPost India | By Aashmita Nayar | April 21, 2015 If you’re a vegetarian looking to gain muscle mass, don’t let animal protein stop you from achieving your body goals. “Most vegetarian foods provide carbs, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals in ample amounts, but not protein,” says nutritionist Krupa Mhatre of Gold’s Gym India. Mhatre has observed that several vegetarians who work out rely on protein supplements. “But there there are several vegetarian foods, …

Vegetarian recipes for modern tastes – Winston-Salem Journal: Food

… strikes the perfect balance of filling, healthy and exciting food. That’s what makes the title so apt: More people are realizing that they need lighter food and more vegetables, but they want dishes that are just as fun and satisfying to eat as the heavier meat and starchy foods that they are replacing. Jones points out that while the number of vegetarians may be rising slowly, the number of people cutting back on meat is skyrocketing. Brits, Americans and people all over the world are waking …

Vegetarian diet promotes growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria – Mizo News

From Mizonews.Net | April 20, 2015 – Featured Contributor: By Maneka Gandhi, Parliametarian & Animal Rights Activist The contents of your intestines are vital for your health .Within the intestine live trillions of organisms known as the gut microflora. Their many functions include: completing the digestion of foods through fermentation, protecting against disease causing bacteria, synthesizing water soluble vitamins, and stimulating development of the immune system. The health of …

Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol Gets Lean and Strong Without Much Meat – WSJ

By Jen Murphy | April 13, 2015 Most people go to Barcelona, one of the world’s great food cities, and forget their diets. When Marc Gasol, the Memphis Grizzlies star center, was there last summer, he lost 20 pounds. Mr. Gasol, 30, stopped eating refined sugar and processed foods and cut back carbs and red meat. Mr. Gasol is originally from Barcelona and spends the off-season back home with his wife and daughter. He describes his new diet as semi-vegetarian, or flexitarian, and says weight loss …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

By Arti Patel | April 6, 2015 At some point in their lives, vegetarians and vegans have all been asked how they keep up their energy levels without meat in their diets. And because energy is essentially measured in calories from protein, fat, and carbs, it can get tricky to find the healthiest foods that will also give you a natural boost. “Total energy, or calorie, needs would not differ between vegans — someone who eats only plant foods — and vegetarians — someone who may not avoid …

New science on cholesterol, eggs and vegetarian diets | The Seattle Times

… recommendations that we limit dietary cholesterol to no more than 300 milligrams per day, in light of research suggesting that dietary cholesterol doesn’t have a major effect on our blood-cholesterol levels. This is a significant reversal, because for decades, it was thought that eating cholesterol-containing foods, such as the much-maligned egg, contributed to higher levels of blood cholesterol, then to cardiovascular disease. Before you start eating eggs morning, noon and night, remember …

5 Habits Of Vegetarians You Should Steal

By Health | April 1, 2015 More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Even semi-vegetarians weigh less, and have lower risks of high blood pressure and diabetes. Plus, taking the focus off meat can be a simple way to boost your intake of plant-based foods you may not be eating enough of. Here are five healthy …

Food for Thought: ‘Vegetarian’ shouldn’t scare you off

By Donna Maurillo, Food for Thought | March 31, 2015 Scientists have just announced that eating grilled beef every day has been shown to speed up weight loss. Who thought? And I just read that the newly formulated Snickers bar now contains all your daily nutrients in one convenient snack. On top of that good news, here’s more. Next week, Dole foods is introducing a line of vegetables that taste like lemon, chocolate, or cherry pies. Now I can jump up and yell, “April Fools!” But seriously, …

Chef Wendell shares vegetarian recipes from his new cookbook | WISH-TV

By wishpeggymcclelland | March 25, 2015 Chef Wendell shares vegetarian recipes from his new cookbook and some advice on how to select the best foods for your body. Chef Wendell starts off by making a flavored water for those water haters. In a ball jar, muddle strawberries, basil leaves, and lemons then pour it through a strainer into a glass. Stevia would be his sweetener of choice. “When Hoosiers are thirsty, they drink ‘everything’ but water, the most important human nutrient.” Why …

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal | Fox News

… have lower risks of high blood pressure and diabetes. Plus, taking the focus off meat can be a simple way to boost your intake of plant-based foods you may not be eating enough of. Here are five healthy veg-based habits you can adopt, even if you aren’t interested in embracing a total vegetarian lifestyle. Make veggies the main attraction When I ask most of my omnivore clients what they had for dinner last night, they typically reply with meat first (e.g. “I had chicken with…”). Veggies …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… opposite end of the vegan spectrum is the so-called “junk food vegan.” It sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s not. Junk food vegans eat fast food, potato chips, vegan doughnuts and milk-free candy bars without restraint. In my experience, these vegans tend to be young and lack cooking skills. But most new vegans fall somewhere in between – they eat whole foods and from-scratch cooked meals, but they also eat vegan grocery items like packaged meat analogs, nondairy cream cheese, tofu …

“Vegetarian” Cocoa Puffs: Boston School Cafs on the Front Lines of the Food Wars – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly

By Susan Raab, Posted 18 March 2015 School lunch is big business, and the meals provided by school cafeterias are both critical for some students and challenging to fund for school districts that supply them. Debates have raged nationally for decades about which foods to serve, whether to supply hot meals as well as cold, and how to entice kids to make better food choices in the lunch line. First Lady Michelle Obama has made the fight to provide healthy meals in school her cornerstone …

7 vegetarian breakfast ideas that aren’t quiche | MNN – Mother Nature Network

By Ali Berman, posted 11 March 2015 7 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas That Aren’t Quiche From chickpeas in maple syrup to tofu in hot pockets, a vegetaran breakfast can be filling and delicious. Experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and yet the most common breakfast foods tend to be sugary cereals or simple carbs in the form of pancakes, bagels and muffins. Few people think of vegetables as an integral part of the breakfast experience. To help address the problem, …

‘Test Kitchen’: How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami | 88.9 KETR

… fish — and it’s recognized as one of the five tastes, along with sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Umami “incites our taste receptors on our tongue to kind of pick up that savory note from foods,” Lancaster, the executive food editor of the Test Kitchen, tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. And umami isn’t limited to meat. Mushrooms, tomatoes and soy sauce are foods that are high in glutamates, which are the natural compounds that stimulate our umami receptors. “As a …

Alert: A vegetarian diet’s hidden gifts and super traps – Idaho Press-Tribune: Members

… or vegan diet. Researchers at George Washington University School of Medicine found that you may drop 7.5 to 10 pounds relatively quickly without counting calories. However, you need to realize that you can go all-veggie these days and still end up eating nothing but nutritionally deficient, processed foods that won’t reduce belly fat, give you more energy or help you lose weight! A healthy vegetarian diet focuses on foods with lots of nutrients, fiber, healthy fats and no added sugars and …

Vegetarian diet cuts risk of cancers but eating fish gives extra protection | Executive Living | The Australian

… follow up for a longer period. According to the researchers, vegetarians might be protected from colorectal cancer not only because they eat less meat, but because they eat more plants. “Diets high in fiber are linked with decreased risk, and fiber comes from whole plant foods, so this could be a major reason why the risk is much lower,” said Dr Orlich. The vegetarian groups also ate fewer fatty foods and snacks in general than the nonvegetarians. This helps reduce excess levels of insulin …

More than one good reason for eating mainly plant foods

… vegetarians and studies of healthy long-lived populations all show modest consumption of red meats. Clearly, advice to favour plant-based foods and reduce meat intake should now be considered part of healthy dietary advice given by doctors and nutritionists. Especially because myths that a vegetarian diet leads to inadequate levels or iron or protein have been dispelled. But a recent report by a US nutrition advisory committee that suggests exactly this has come under fire. Under attack The …

Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% – Mirror Online

… 20% less at risk than those where it made up less than 45% of their diet. Lead researcher Dr Camille Lassale, of Imperial College London’s School of Public Health, said: “Instead of drastic avoidance of animal-based foods, substituting some of the meat in your diet with plant-based sources may be a very simple, useful way to lower cardiovascular mortality.” The research took account other factors such as age, smoking and obesity. It comes just days after a study found drinking three cups …

Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom

… positively freak, and your job becomes not freaking out on them. If you have a kid who’s reluctant to eat what once was living, take the honest approach. Explain which foods come from what animals, and honestly address concerns. Differentiate between animals bred for consumption versus animals we enjoy as pets, and reassure your child that the beloved family dog will not end up on the table. Yeah, that’s really a concern of some younger kids. Ownership over eating Some kids respond …

Why the paleo diet isn’t really paleo : TreeHugger

… interpretation of what our Paleolithic ancestors ate actually is. I’ve heard the counterarguments: “This is a Paleo-inspired diet! It’s more about eliminating processed foods from the diet than eating like an actual caveman.” Call it semantics if you will, but maybe the diet needs a new name. The real thing was nothing like the modern interpretations, particularly when it comes to the quantity of meat consumed. First of all, our Paleolithic ancestors were very flexible. This is a funny …

Ecocentric | Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Share a Vegetarian Hotpot!

… ingredients, even colors and textures, all play important symbolic rolls in the ringing in of good fortune, luck, longevity and happiness for the New Year. foods such as the New Year Rice Cakes (年糕) are prepared and consumed because the pronunciation of rice cake in Mandarin sounds similar to the phrase: yearly progress. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are used similarly. The pronounciation of Spinach sounds like expansion. The sound of the word pineapple brings to mind “burning …

Record sales for vegetarian food company Quorn | BreakingNews.ie

Meat-free producer Quorn foods said it racked up record sales last month as consumers ditched fad diets in favour of healthy long-term options. The England-based firm, which employs 650, said sales lifted 8% to £14.6m in January as it sold more of its meat free sausages, mince and chicken style fillets. It said sales in the UK rose 6% to £10.9m in January, adding that revenues jumped 64% last month in the United States. The firm directly exports to 15 countries including Australia, Switzerland …

Protein Plus – Livemint

… Batra, clinical nutritionist, Fortis La Femme, New Delhi. Consumption of plant rather than animal proteins can, in fact, contribute to reduced risk of obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. “In comparison to protein foods of animal origin, most plant-protein sources are lower in saturated fat, free of cholesterol, higher in fibre, and a good source of antioxidants and phytochemicals. All this helps contribute to better health and reduced disease risk,” says Niti …

Recipe Revamp: How to Make Any Recipe Vegan or Vegetarian: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

… the kind of heartier flavor you’d find in beef, turn to mushroom broth. As with any packaged broth, look for low-sodium varieties. Recommended: Pacific foods Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth Pacific foods Organic Mushroom Broth Instead of: Butter Use: Coconut butter or soy margarine Both of these alternatives are free of cholesterol. Coconut butter is rich in flavor, while soy margarine is milder. Use soy margarine in recipes where you don’t want the butter competing with other strong …

10 Vegetarian Foods That Increase Metabolism – Boldsky

Vegetables are considered extremely healthy. They burn the extra calories in our body, thereby converting the food we eat into energy. This process is called metabolism. There are many vegetarian foods that increase metabolism. Healthy foods that increase metabolism can help in weight reduction. The more vegetables you consume, the more healthy you can live. Diet Mistakes That Slow Down Metabolism In The Body Vegetarian foods that increase metabolism can be consumed as salads or soups. The top …

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I’m not vegetarian but love veggie meals (From Swindon Advertiser)

… to be a cheesecake. Which foods did you hate as a child? Do you eat them now? Sprouts, sprouts, sprouts. They are my favourite veg now. What is your favourite drink? Alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Drambuie for the alcoholic and boring old water for the non-alcoholic. Marmite: yes or no? NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!! What is your guilty pleasure when it comes to food… something you know you shouldn’t eat, but do anyway? Anything chocolate! via FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I’m not vegetarian but love veggie …

Here are some New Year’s Revolutions

… chili to heightened nutritional standards isn’t that hard. Banish the notion that cooking takes time by identifying foods that cook themselves, while you’re doing something else. Make a big pot every Sunday — the aforementioned hearty soup, stew, chili, baked pasta for emergency meals throughout the week. What a lifesaver. What a moneysaver. Eat a big breakfast. This will set you up for the day, curb Pooh’s “elevenses”. No time? Stop grumbling and look in the right places. Waiting in …

Helpful Tips for Vegetarians : NUTRITION&FOOD : Youth Health Magzine

Think about protein. Your protein needs can easily be met by eating a variety of plant foods. Sources of protein for vegetarians include beans and peas, nuts, and soy products (such as tofu, tempeh). Lacto-ovo vegetarians also get protein from eggs and dairy foods. Bone up on sources of calcium. Calcium is used for building bones and teeth. Some vegetarians consume dairy products, which are excellent sources of calcium. Other sources of calcium for vegetarians include calcium-fortified …

seMissourian.com: Features: Recipes so packed with flavor, you won’t even notice they’re vegetarian (01/04/15)

My dear friend Cheryl Mothes is trying to help us all start off the New Year on a healthy note after all of the very rich foods we have eaten over the holiday. She has contributed a few vegetarian recipes for us to try. I have tried several of the recipes she has given me and they are all delicious. She always says they are so packed with flavor you won’t even know they are vegetarian, and she’s right. Give these recipes a try to kickstart your New Year. Pleae click on this link if …

Burger King bigwig goes for veggie startup

Sweet Earth Natural foods touts its natural ingredients, like nourishing grains, plant-based proteins and vegetables. From the looks of its products, which include seitan, veggie burritos, and quinoa and lentil burgers, it would be hard to guess that its founder was once a board chairman of Burger King  and a top executive at PepsiCo . That’s exactly what founder Brian Swette was, until he was introduced to the movement in sustainable foods. “I was kind of on the dark side of …

Peanut butter: the vegetarian conspiracy | OUPblog

… their health, and many fell in love with the foods served there—particularly peanut butter. It soon became a passion with health-food advocates nationwide, and newspapers and magazines quoted vegetarians extolling its virtues. A vegetarianism advocate, Ellen Goodell Smith, published the first recipe for a peanut butter sandwich in her Practical Cook and Text Book for General Use (1896). Homemade peanut butter was initially ground in a mortar and pestle, but this required considerable effort. …

A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight – Miami diet and exercise | Examiner.com

… also referred to as pescetarians. They were allowed to eat all the fruits and vegetables, plus fish. The fourth group ate a semi- vegetarian diet. They were allowed to eat chicken up to five times a week and red meat once a week for protein. They could eat fruits and vegetables liberally. The fifth and last group ate an omnivorous diet. They were able to eat whatever foods they wanted- fruit, vegetable or meat products. via A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Rice, Beet and Kale Salad With Cider Dressing – NYTimes.com

… an adventure, particularly around the holidays. Her advice: keep it simple. She chooses naturally gluten-free and vegetarian foods like vegetables, beans and whole grains. This delicious salad, made with rice, beets and kale and topped with a cider dressing, resulted from an effort to create a hearty-vegetarian dish for herself, while at the same time offering a delicious gluten-free option that the whole family would enjoy. She added the cider and flaxseed oil dressing because she liked the …

6 Year Study Shows that People Live Longer with a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet • The Raw Food World News

(TRFW News) Vegan and vegetarian diets are the recommended dietary choices for longevity and heart health. A low-fat whole foods, plant-based diet is now enthusiastically suggested for those managing or trying to prevent diabetes. (1,2) Recent research has found that most any form of a vegetarian diet, vegan or not, lowers adult mortality.  The key for longer life is to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and low amounts of animal products. (3) What Does the Research Say …

Vegetarian tagine recipe will make believers out of carnivores | The Miami Herald

Since I grew up in a half-Sephardic household, traditional Jewish foods meant to me something different from what they meant to my mainly Ashkenazi Hebrew school classmates. Sephardim are Jews that settled in Southern Europe and Northern Africa after the Diaspora . Ashkenazi Jews are from Eastern Europe and Russia, and they make up the vast majority  of the American Jewish population. As opposed to heavily Russian-influenced  Ashkenazi fare, Sephardic food takes on a Mediterranean flavor, …

Foods for prostate health – News – JamaicaObserver.com

… cancer while living in the West. He also said if Western fast food and Western-styled foods are moved to the Far East, “then we are beginning to see a rise in prostate cancer, so we believe that foods do play a part”. Besides animal fat, which Dr Wan told the Sunday Observer seems to be the main problem, which most people get from red meat, especially if the meat is cooked at very high temperatures, milk is another product that seems to increase the risk for developing prostate …

VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT

Waterloo Region Record Liaison College Kitchener is the premier culinary school in the Kitchener area, a place where potential chefs can learn all there is to know about food preparation. One of the most important lessons they teach is that everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes good food and, more importantly, what foods are actually part of a good, healthy diet. Vegetarianism for example, is an ever-increasing practice for people who believe eating meat is either unhealthy or …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

All humanity is at the point of having to make a very difficult choice. We either end our consumption of animal foods or face two consequences: the planet not being able to feed people sufficiently to maintain good health into the future, and the destruction of our environments that have provided for life for hundreds of millions of years. Here’s the present situation and future expectation. We have to recognize that the world has an increasing number of people who want and expect enough …

Weeknight Vegetarian: Quinoa strategies, cont’d. – The Washington Post

Every so often, I come back to quinoa. For those who remember what I’ve said about it before, this is perhaps surprising. But the fact is, it’s hard to escape this little pseudo-grain (really a seed), which tends to turn up just about everywhere you look. That’s especially true when it comes to vegetarian recipes. And for good reason: Too many vegetarians are really carb-etarians, and if you’re looking for foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates, sooner than later you’ll run …

Living life without meat

… pressure, lower bad cholesterol, and less heart disease. Vegetarians tend to maintain a healthier weight, which leads to less inflammation and fewer incidences of stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and dementia. The vegetarian diet also typically has increased fiber intake because vegetarians eat more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are all fiber-rich foods. “Just not eating meat isn’t what makes being a vegetarian lifestyle healthy,” Garza said. “You …

Judaism: Vegetarian and Kosher

… are vegetarian and it is almost impossible for them to be prepared and served in vegetarian utensils. To claim these foods are vegetarian is nothing short of a confidence trick. Even so-called vegetarian restaurants are not necessarily without major problems; for instance, many brands of bread, oil, cheese, margarine, fat, mayonnaise and even chocolates or other sweets contain meat derivatives. So-called health food shops frequently sell non-kosher meat items. When vegetarians go shopping it …

Jennifer Lopez goes vegan: I feel great on my plant-based diet

Wow – what can you say! Jennifer looks amazing – no matter her age!   Jennifer Lopez has switched to a vegan diet and has never felt better. Lopez, 44, was vegetarian for a while but recently decided to eliminate eggs, dairy, and other animal-derived foods from her diet, saying the 100% plant-based eating plan gives her energy. “You do feel better,” Lopez told Z100 radio. “I do recommend the vegan diet because you wake up and feel great! Being vegan, …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

The following article was written by RACHEL HEINEN and is handy to have on hand for those occasions when people ask you that inevitable question: “But how do you get your protein?” If you follow the link below you’ll also find a recipe she has provided for Vegetarian Southwest Egg Rolls Are Vegetarians Missing Something? A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat or seafood, or products containing these foods. Vegetarian or vegan diets are often associated with a number …

GP’s view: Vegetarianism

Is vegetarianism healthier than a carnivorous diet? Dr Cindy Pan gives her view. The most honest answer I can give to this is, “It depends”. If being a vegetarian means you eat a lot of vegetables and fruits as well as plenty of lentils, wholegrain cereals, nuts, tofu, eggs, low-fat dairy products and other nutritious foods, which make up for the lack of meat and fish, then yes, this could result in a very healthy diet. But it would not necessarily be healthier than a similar diet …

Watch: Manchester United legend Phil Neville gives meat the red card in new PETA video

The Reds star extols the virtues of his new vegetarian diet in a video for animal rights charity PETA. He describes how he now gets all his protein from plant-based foods such as quinoa (although he can’t quite pronounce it – it’s keen-wah, Phil) – after being inspired by his wife to turn vegetarian. He said: “I always used to think as a footballer, as a sportsman, that it was so important for me to eat meat, to have that in my diet. “I thought if I became a vegetarian that …

Try Vegan Nut Butter to Support a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

… mainly of plant-based foods, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Incorporating nut butter into a vegan diet for a source of healthy protein is likely to be a sensible option for many people. Nut butters benefit a vegan diet That’s why Once Again Nut Butter’s naturally vegan peanut butter—full of protein, vitamin E, fiber and magnesium—is a great choice to support a vegan or vegetarian diet. In addition to our peanut butter, Once Again Nut Butter also offers vegan nut butters …

What Did Ancient Egyptians Really Eat?

… out the relative amounts of the different foods they ate. Was their daily bread really daily? Did they binge on eggplants and garlic? Why didn’t someone spear a fish? A French research team figured out that by looking at the carbon atoms in mummies that had lived in Egypt between 3500 B.C. and 600 A.D. you could find out what they ate. All carbon atoms are taken in by plants from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by the process of photosynthesis. By eating plants, and the animals that had …

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