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7 Vegetarian Eating Tips

7 Vegetarian Eating Tips

Cooking Light Way to Cook Vegetarian-the brand’s first-ever meat-free cookbook-breaks down the seven healthy eating principles for a well-rounded vegetarian diet. 1. Think About Protein You can easily meet your daily protein needs by eating an array of plant-based foods. Fill out your meals with beans, lentils, nuts, rice, and soy products like tofu and tempeh. Don’t rely on a hefty portion of cheese to fill the protein gap since cheeses often add saturated fat. 2. Consider Calcium Vegetarians can meet their calcium requirements by including calcium-rich dairy products (milk, cheese, and yogurt) in meals and snacks. If you’re lactose intolerant, a vegan, or simply want to incorporate other nondairy sources of calcium into your diet, you have options: fortified breakfast cereals, soy products and some green leafy vegetables. 3. Eat Plenty of Fruit When it comes to…

Should I Drink Milk?

Should I Drink Milk?

It also has an effect on how you’ll view my answer. Growing up I was forced (I hated milk) to drink 1 glass of milk a day to “create and keep bones strong and healthy”. Today I do not “force” my children to drink milk. Because obviously, healthy food is good for you. But Is milk really healthy for you? In fact in my refrigerator you will find: almond milk, coconut milk, organic 1 or 2% cow’s milk. I have a range of dairy and alternatives so that choices can be made. 50 years ago milk was considered liquid gold; it could heal everything!! Now it’s getting a bad rap from hearsay associations: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, chemicals and more. So, I just implied milk’s bad rap has not been earned…. No I am NOT saying it’s all…

How to make tofu actually taste nice, and other tips for going vegan without losing your mind

How to make tofu actually taste nice, and other tips for going vegan without losing your mind

“For the best texture, it’s important to press the excess water from tofu before cooking. I stick to two cooking methods: dry sauteing thin slices in a pan and tossing them in spicy chile-garlic sauce or making a tofu scramble like the Southwest Tofu Scramble in my book.” Veganism has gone from a niche lifestyle choice to a mainstream diet in just a decade, with a 360 per cent spike in the UK since 2006. But separate research suggests that those who choose a plant-based diet can struggle to commit, with one US-based study showing that 84% turn back to meat. Despite its popularity, the vegan diet is understandably tricky to stick to in a world where practically everything seems like it is dripping in melted cheese (thanks, Facebook food videos). When faced with a plate of bland,…

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