Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to Be Vegetarian

Vegetarian: following a plant based diet, lacking meat products yet including maybe some dairy or eggs

Why live like a vegetarian?  Most foods cost less than those made with meat.  You reduce your environmental footprint by using less fossil fuels, water and decrease grain production.  Meat typically contains about 14% more pesticides than plant foods which can lead to disease.  It's also nice to respect nature since most Americans consume around 24 animals a year.

Recipe Ideas:
Egg Salad Sandwich
Miso soup
Grilled Lentil Burger
Hummus sandwich wraps
Tofu and veggie stir-fry
Potato salad
Roasted Eggplant

Non-Meat Protein:
Low fat, plan Greek Yogut (6 oz= 18g)
Lentils (1 cup= 18g)
Edamame (1 cup= 17g)
Kidney beans (1 cup= 13g)
Eggs (2 large= 12g)
Hemp seeds (1/4 cup = 11g)
Tofu (3 oz= 9g)
Quinoa (1 cup cooked= 8g)