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French lawmaker is proposing all schools go vegetarian! • The Raw Food World News

… have plenty of choices.  It appears that U.S. schools are not obligated to provide meal options that meet requirements of religious beliefs or even dietary beliefs outside of allergies or health concerns. (2) In the U.S., we have laws that protect religious beliefs in regards to dress and grooming, yet our schools do not take religious dietary needs into account! It appears that France will be taking this step!  A lawmaker will introduce a draft bill asking that vegetarian meals be obligatory …

7 ways to make family dinners work when your child is a vegetarian – The Washington Post

… vegetarians today. It’s hard to dictate what another person can and can’t eat. Other parents are cautiously supportive but nervous that they will have to cook two meals every night, and concerned that they don’t know how to cook enough meatless recipes to keep their children well nourished. Or, they may worry that their children won’t eat beans, nuts, eggs, tofu, and other sources of protein that vegetarians need for a balanced diet. To continue reading this article, please click on the …

Frozen food fave Amy’s Kitchen opens drive thru

From KOIN 6 News Staff | August 24, 2015 ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (KOIN) — Popular frozen food brand Amy’s Kitchen, known for its vegan and vegetarian meals, opened a game changing ‘anti-fast food’ restaurant in California this summer. Amy’s Drive Thru in Rohnert Park is a restaurant that isn’t following in the footsteps of its not-so-healthy fast food counterparts. The restaurant provides non-GMO, organic, gluten free and vegan options for those looking to grab a bite on the go. Menu …

The effect vegetarians have on the meat of the matter

… vegetarian and vegan options than ever before. Recently, the world’s first vegetarian drive-thru opened in California, and some airlines now offer seven different varieties of vegetarian options for longer flights, including raw and lacto-ovo meals. Similar changes have been made in the hospitality and tourism industries. Despite these advances, however, it remains unclear if more consumers have opted to go completely meat-free, or have adopted a more “vegetarian-inclined” …

French Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Vegetarian Menu at School – ABC News

By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | August 21, 2015 France has been grappling with how to reconcile religious beliefs with secular values when it comes to pork in school lunches. One lawmaker’s solution: vegetarian meals. After banning Muslim headscarves in classrooms in 2004, France is now tackling what to put on the plates of observant Muslim and Jewish schoolchildren, who by tradition don’t eat pork. The proposal by lawmaker Yves Jego to serve vegetarian meals as the mandatory …

American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past | Smart News | Smithsonian

… people’s health and morals were being eroded by sexual desire brought on by fatty, flavorful, meat-based meals. To fight what he saw as the decaying morals of American society, Graham devised a diet of appropriately bland food to get to the core of the problem, Adee Braun writes for The Atlantic. The core of his diet? The eponymous cracker, which Graham designed as a meat substitute for his followers, the Grahamites. The original Graham cracker was nothing like the sweet, …

Vegetarian Barbecue – Food – Forward.com

… I even RSVP “yes,” I’ve accepted that I’ll be eating a lot of chips and salsa. When I’m in the privacy of my own backyard, though, I love to grill portabello mushrooms . They’re easy to prepare, and their meaty texture reassures me that I belong next to the grill, even if I’m not cooking meat. Delicious as mushrooms are, though, there are many ways to get creative with meatless summer meals cooked on the grill. I’ve always wanted to make homemade veggie burgers, but the task …

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

… “The creamy texture comes from the proportions and the slow churn of the gelato process, which incorporates very little air.” To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Practical Nutrition: Making nutritious vegetarian meals – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Practical Nutrition Advice With Mary Jo Sawyer …

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

… meals at the Good Food & Wine Show, including their bestselling sandwich bagels — avocado and fetta smash and kasundi haloumi, and the popular vegetarian breakfast bagel (eggs, “facon”, cheese and sauce). Bagel chips and the bakery’s distinctive yeast-free doughnuts — sour cream, and buttermilk and chocolate — are worth checking out too. Source: Sweet Dream bagels and Good Food and Wine Show – The West Australian …

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Tastes of Turkey and Ethiopia give meatless diners some global options | The Star Telegram The Star Telegram

… the dining rooms. The menu naturally highlights a lot of kebabs, lamb chops and cubed-meat entrees. But for vegetarians, the attraction is all in the appetizers, or meze’ler. Fortunately, they’re numerous, good-sized and varied enough to make many different meals over time. You’ll find three choices of eggplant dishes, starting with imam bayildi (meaning “the imam fainted”— some of the names are quite fun), which is whole baby eggplant stuffed with tomato, onion and garlic, and …

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

… Earth Burger became the first all vegetarian fast food restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, complete with a drive-thru. Their menu is strikingly comparable to the namesakes we know so well. They offer meatless burgers, ranging from $5.25 for a single patty to $7.25 for a double, tofu “fish” sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and fries. They even offer kids meals for $5. Customers are eating it up, enjoying the reasonable prices, convenience, taste and the fact that all ingredients are GMO free and as …

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

… cooking an entirely vegetarian menu of burgers, pizzas and tortillas in under three minutes is a tall task, after all. “But we set up a test kitchen in our warehouse space and we did it. We learned how to do it from scratch very quickly.” MORE: Transforming the Meaning of Fast Food The company sources many of its ingredients for its packaged frozen food products from organic farmers, and that mission will continue with its drive thru. Drive-thru diners will have a choice of ordering meals …

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

By Julie Upton | May 29, 2015 Move over, meat! Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, shows us how to give our meals a meat-free protein boost. You don’t need to follow a Paleo diet rich in red meat, eggs, and poultry to get enough protein to build muscle and tamp down hunger. There are plenty of plant-based protein sources, like soy, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and even some veggies, that not only provide protein but also contain nutrients that may help fend off chronic …

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 …

Living a healthy lifestyle in polluted Jakarta | The Jakarta Post

From The Jakarta Post, Jakarta |May 25, 2015 A live harp and violin performance by Lisa Gracia and Jonny Hutagalung accompanied 20 people who were enjoying vegetarian meals at the second newly opened vegan gourmet restaurant, Burgreens, on the rooftop balcony of the Organik Klub organic grocery store in Tebet, South Jakarta. Hanging out in the restaurant means giving a treat to your eyes, too, as the expansion unit on the balcony is overlooking the city-owned 1,800-square-meter Honda Park. The …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

… increase in demand for healthy, plant-based packaged foods and meals in restaurants.” An expected rise in the number of people seeking to eat less animal-based food on health or sustainability grounds can also be regarded as an opportunity for manufacturers of vegetarian packaged foods, Hu said. The DGAC report was welcome news for Nancy Chapman, registered dietitian and executive director of the Soyfoods Assoc. of North America. “The report offered suggestions on increasing …

Meeting in the middle when meat divides a household – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… If the meat-eating housemate doesn’t cook and the veg one does, the home’s meals naturally become vegetarian. However, things work differently in the kitchen longtime vegetarian Kristen Scarcelli shares with her meat-eating husband. “He makes his part of the meal, and I make my part of the meal,” said Scarcelli, 58, who lives in Portland. “We meet over the greens.” The shared vegetable might be sautéed kale with onions and balsamic vinegar or a simple baked potato. “I don’t cook …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

By Paula Pant | April 21, 2015 After housing and transportation, food is typically the third-largest expense for many American families. A recent Gallup poll shows that Americans spend an average of $151 a week on food ($7,852 a year). One of one of the fastest and easiest ways to reduce your food bill is by removing one of the most expensive ingredients from your meals: meat. Meat (particularly red meat) is a pricey addition to your meals. You don’t have to turn into a full-blown …

Pamela Anderson Praises Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Vegetarian Prison Meals – Breitbart

by BREITBART NEWS | 15 Apr 2015 | Pheonix, AZ PHOENIX (AP)—Some inmates at the Maricopa County Jail did a double-take after seeing actress Pamela Anderson serving their lunches. The former “Baywatch” star was in town Wednesday to help promote Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s all-vegetarian meal program. Arpaio says cutting meat from the meals served to the more than 8,000 inmates has saved an estimated $200,000 per year. The jail has been serving vegetarian meals for 16 months now. Source: Pamela …

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

… wouldn’t all that be the perfect news? I’ll bet someday it will happen, but probably after I’ve put on a few more decades and can’t remember what I had for lunch, anyway. However, if you’re really into healthful stuff, you should dig into “The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook” (America’s Test Kitchen, 464 pages; $29.95 soft cover). But before you turn up your nose, listen to this. You don’t have to be vegetarian to appreciate meatless meals. I’ll bet you already enjoy them …

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal | Fox News

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD. Published March 24 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. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: It’s the Great American Meat-Out, and getting on board can be a great opportunity to improve your health. Even semi-vegetarians weigh less, and …

Chickpea, avocado and pesto salad sandwich is delightful vegetarian recipe – The Winchester Sun: Features

… of Better Homes and Gardens magazines. Anyhow, cooking dinner for both my husband and myself is always an experience because I have to cook two completely different meals. Sometimes I’ll put the meat on the side so we can eat the same thing, and once in a blue moon, he’ll eat what I’m eating, but it’s rare. My smashed chickpea, avocado and pesto salad sandwich this week certainly did not appeal to him. I was a little hesitant myself fixing it. My husband and I are expecting our first …

This is why I love being vegetarian | Stuff.co.nz

… just a case of learning about how to make nutritious vegan meals and working up the mental strength to say goodbye to Tip Top ice cream. I’m perfectly healthy on a vegetarian diet. My iron levels have always been fine. I have mild arthritis and actually noticed an improvement in this once I stopped eating meat. It might have been a placebo effect, as I had read about the benefits of a vegetarian diet for arthritis before I made the change, but I’ll take a placebo effect if it means …

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 …

10 Vegetarian Sweet Potato Recipes to Make for Dinner

By Erin Alderson, Posted March 13 2015 With spring produce coming into season, you may be tempted to ditch what’s left in your kitchen and start fresh. However, if you’re like me and always overload on sweet potatoes, you may have a few still hiding in your kitchen, ready to make one of these delicious vegetarian meals! Sweet Potato Feta Dinner Skillet via A Couple Cooks One skillet dinners are always top on my list for quick, go-to meals. This sweet potato skillet is packed with flavor and …

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

… well when you offer eating autonomy. Get your kids involved in the kitchen, and let them help prepare meals. When kids have a say in family meals, they’re much more likely to eat what everyone else is eating. Some kids rebel against meat not out of moral indignation, but as an attempt to control their diet. As a parent, you have to parse out where your child’s ethical dilemma ends and their stubbornness begins. For older teenagers, you might consider letting them try out a vegetarian …

Why this Lower Parel restaurant will thrill vegetarians – Life and style

I’ve added this article because of the amazing images. Click on the link below for inspirational ideas on how to serve your Vegetarian meals. Very imaginative. By Krutika Behrawala |Posted 25-Feb-2015 With its versatile Mediterranean fusion menu and traditional fare served with a twist, Lower Parel’s Ithaka is a vegetarian’s delight We walked into Lower Parel’s newly-opened eatery, Ithaka: Veg Lebanese Kitchen the sister concern of Riso that’s a floor below with a sense of …

Tips for making the switch to a plant-based diet – The Globe and Mail

… somewhat, but have good intentions of getting fully back on track. While not everyone is willing to go vegan, for those who are, it’s not something you do overnight or without guidance. Here are some tips on making the transition: Start with the familiar Identify plant-based meals you are already eating (e.g., chickpea curry, veggie burgers, tofu stir-fry, black-bean tacos or a green salad with lentils) and rotate them into your menu more often. Even a breakfast of fruit and whole-grain toast …

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour | Jennifer Segal

Jennifer Segal, Chef, Recipe Developer, Busy Mom – Posted: 02/22/2015 8:52 am EST Whether you are expecting a vegetarian guest or just want to mix up your family’s dinner routine, you’ll wow everyone with these meatless meals. 1. White Bean Ragout A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main course. Serve it with a green salad and garlic bread for sopping up the broth, and dinner is done! …

3 Vegetarian Meals That Will Fill You Up | The Daily Meal

February 18, 2015 | 03:44 PM By Kristie Collado, Editor These high-protein vegetarian meals will keep you full Biryani is an Indian dish, typically made with meat. This version is just as delicious and totally meat-free. It’s seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and garlic for a fragrant and filling vegetarian meal. Hard-boiled eggs give the dish extra protein.  Hazelnut Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers This delicious recipe will keep you full thanks to protein-packed quinoa. Shallots and hazelnuts …

Second Public School in the U.S. Goes Vegetarian | Ecorazzi

BY NATALIA LIMA FEBRUARY 12, 2015 Following the footsteps of a public elementary school in Flushing, Queens, another public school in New York City has decided to go vegetarian. The Peck Slip School in lower Manhattan announced Monday that it will only be serving students plant-based meals due to its benefits not only for the kids but the planet as well, becoming the second non-charter public school in the U.S. to do so. “We decided to implement the vegetarian menu because of the health …

Chef Scott: Vegetarian Cheese and Tortellini Chowder | WQAD.com

BY JIM MERTENS – POSTED 11:15 AM, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 It’s easy to make your meals healthier. “Vegetarian dishes are really popular these days,” says Chef Brad Scott, director of the Scott Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Center. “We’re going to make a Cheese Tortellini Chowder, but we’re going to get rid of the whole milk.” “I’ve used almond milk in place of it and you’re going to love it.” “I’m also adding cheese to it, so it isn’t …

6 Tips for Tastier Vegetarian Food

Cooking great vegetarian food is not rocket science. In fact, some of our favorite chefs—like Yotam Ottelenghi—embrace a veggie-forward menu, proving that we don’t need meat for flavor or substance. Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian, a fan of Meatless Monday, or begrudgingly eat your greens, there are a few tricks of the trade for making meat-free meals more satisfying. 1. Embrace Alterna-Protein This (hopefully) goes without saying: A vegetarian meal needn’t be comprised …

A Vegetarian’s Guide To Proteins – The New Indian Express

… against infections. Another staple in an Indian’s diet is curd or yoghurt. A powerhouse in the protein department with about 15 grams in a small bowl, yoghurt can be enjoyed with meals and can be converted to a condiment or a side dish like raita. It can also be mixed with sugar to form a sweet and sour dessert. via A Vegetarian’s Guide To Proteins – The New Indian Express. …

63 Hearty Vegetarian Recipes That’ll Fill You Right Up

In a world with mores kinds of vegetables than minutes in a day, the possibilities for delicious vegetarian meals are limited only by the imagination. If variety is the spice of life, then vegetables certainly jazz things up. Naysayers of plant-based diets may argue that vegetarian dishes lack a little something — whether it be nutrients (no, y’all), flavor (nope) or the ability to keep hunger at bay (enough already). Vegetarian dishes embrace every flavor under the sun, and one of …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

… in a crate and are turned into veal. “That just really affected me. And it’s the same way with chickens too,” she said. “It’s just nightmarish, the whole thing, for me.” Karches said she decided to really examine her diet and nutrition. “I was really a junk food vegetarian. It’s kind of embarrassing. Candy was a major food group,” she said. With the support of her husband, Todd, she decided to become a vegan, eliminating dairy from her meals and adopting a plant-based diet. She …

Portobello and Beans Vegetarian Chili, Meatless Friday

… joined by other volunteers. All of us would weed, prune, water, and plant. Our labor of love was in service to Our Lord to help bring souls to God. We wanted to offer an outdoor space where people could pray. We trusted the Holy Spirit to do the rest. At the end of the gardening season there was the traditional pot luck. All the volunteers, their families and friends were invited. Claudia and Kathy usually coordinated those meals, and some were epic! You can bet that throughout the years a lot …

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

Rosemarie Orwin, 52, Okus, life model and founder of Modelled me UK, tells us about her life with food Do you cook a lot yourself? What is your failsafe dish? I don’t tend to do the cooking but when I do, my failsafe dish is Spaghetti Bolognese. Where do you like to eat out? How often? When I’ve got the money, Bistro Les Chats. What do you always hope to find on a menu? For starter? Main course? Dessert? Risotto or a vegetarian dish (I’m not vegetarian but love veggie meals). Dessert has …

No meat? No problem: Vegetarian recipes the whole family will love | Things to do in Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times

… that eating red meat every other day, instead of daily, can substantially reduce heart disease risk. But it’s not just health. The Meatless Monday campaign says it saves money, both in doctor bills by reducing health risks, and because meals built around vegetables, beans and grains tend to be less expensive. As for the environment, the water and fossil fuel needs of livestock are much greater than those of vegetables and grains. One fewer burger a week for a year would be the equivalent …

Meals on Wheels adds vegetarian options to menu

meals on Wheels People will launch a daily vegetarian meal option for homebound clients beginning Monday, Jan. 19. Vegetarian meals have been available at the organization’s 34 neighborhood dining centers for several years, but not in the packaged meals delivered each day to senior citizens and others. “We are receiving more requests for a vegetable-based diet from our homebound clients,” said Suzanne Washington, meals on Wheels People executive director. “We deliver nearly 3,000 meals …

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 …

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn’t Just For Meat

… day of work, coming inside from a day out in the cold or waking up when it’s still dark out, to find a hot, fully cooked meal waiting for you in the pot. Just take one look at the first recipe on our list and you’ll see what we mean. There are a million vegetarian meals you can make in your slow cooker, and we narrowed it down to 33 to get you started. via Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn’t Just For Meat. …

Tofurky’s 20th Anniversary: Founder Seth Tibbott’s Favorite Vegetarian Turkey Recipe: Glamour.com

To some folks, it’s just a goofy-sounding word and a cute umbrella-term used to poke fun at vegetarians—but for 400,000 consumers who go out of their way to secure a roast every year, Tofurky is no laughing matter: It’s a delicious alternative to meat-centric special-occasion meals. In honor of the soy meat’s 20th anniversary—and the first-ever official pardoning of a Tofurky this weekend by Seattle’s mayor (for serious)—I caught up with Seth Tibbott, the inventor …

6 Vegetarian Crock-Pot Recipes So Good, You’ll Gladly Skip The Meat | Bustle

… vegetarian, whether by choice or just because, opens your tastebuds up to a whole new flavor palate. They’re full of fresh spices and combinations, like butternut squash and curry, and quinoa with poblanos. Vegetarian meals are exciting, bursting with color and spunk, full of personality. But what sets these heavenly mealtime menus apart from the rest isn’t just the fact that they’re meatless, it’s the fact that they’re the kind of recipes that I like to call dump-n-dash: Dump …

A vegetarian in France | LearnEnglishTeens

I absolutely love French cuisine, and the food available in the south of France is one of the highlights of living here so far. Ingredients are good quality, fresh and very tasty, and eating in restaurants (although more expensive than I am used to) is an amazing experience! Even at tiny corner shops or bakeries, the vegetables are locally sourced and the bread was baked that very morning. This country does not survive on microwave meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways. However, the only …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

At a time when more than a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices. In fact, nearly 16 million Americans are vegetarian and about a third say they’re choosing vegan or vegetarian meals more often, according to a Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group. “Part of the reason this is going mainstream is that vegetarian diets are proven to be …

Make one of these vegetarian and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from this London chef’s new cookbook. – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More | Epicurious.com

… dishes and luscious desserts, Plenty More is a must-have for vegetarians and omnivores alike. This visually stunning collection will change the way you cook and eat vegetables. via Make one of these vegetarian and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from this London chef’s new cookbook. – Five Days, Five meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More – Five Days, Five meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More | Epicurious.com. …

VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT

… unethical. When you’re running a restaurant and want to appeal to as broad a demographic as possible, you have to consider the appetites and concerns of both vegetarians and their more conservative vegan counterparts. This means creating specialty menu items that appeal to this particular segment of the population as well as diners with a curious palate. For consumers looking to make healthier choices in the home, vegetarian meals are also becoming a popular alternative to the traditional meat …

Meatless meals even meat eaters will love – St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: Life

… She knows it’s difficult to embrace meat-free meals, so she’s glad that many vegetables are hearty enough to fill you up without feeling like you’re missing something. “Once you broaden the idea of a satisfying meal, the possibilities for a main course (are) endless,” she says. Mushrooms, eggplant, squash and cauliflower are a few examples of vegetables that can hold their own in an entree. They tend to have a thicker, “meatier” texture and absorb whatever savory flavors they are …

What Do You Eat? The Staples of a Vegetarian Diet

… that eating vegetarian, even if it’s only a few meals a week, can open you up your diet to variety of new, healthy foods. Instead of focusing on limitations, you can focus on finding foods naturally rich in protein, healthy fats and fiber, getting creative with fruits and veggies in the kitchen. via What Do You Eat? The Staples of a Vegetarian Diet. …

How to deal when your child wants to be a vegetarian

For the average meat-eating family, this statement could cause parental panic. How will their child get all the nutrients they need? And will every mealtime involve twice the cooking? Here’s how to cope when your child wants to become a vegetarian Planning meals Dietitian Kate Di Prima, co-author of More Peas Please: Solutions for Feeding Fussy Eaters (Allen & Unwin), agrees that a vegetarian diet can be a nutritious way to go with kids. However, she has a warning for anyone …

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