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Tips for becoming a vegetarian?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on May. 28, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Go slowly. I took out one type of meat at a time. I would start with pork. Then red meats, then chicken , then seafood. As you take one thing out, add or try a new meat or protien alternative or recipe. There are tons of things you can try from health food stores. Quorn products are a great substitute for chicken (for stirfry's, soups ect.) Morningstar veggie burgers are great and they also make a ground beef substitute that you can use for spaghetti sauce, tacos, ect... And start eating a lot of beans/lentils and rice. That's pretty much all your amino acids right there. Eating a variety of nuts and seeds is also good. I didn't really use a lot of cookbooks. I just found substitutes for the meats that I used in regular recipies.

    Answer by moniquinha at 6:45 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Having been a vegetarian all my life, there are plenty of possibilities for nutrition: beans, nuts, whole grain, veggies, fruits, pastas, rice, etc...

    Just Google vegetarian recipes to find results. Good luck!

    Answer by mypreciousbabe at 6:52 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Steer clear of meat. Sorry that's all i've got. Oh, and don't set any mousetraps in your house.

    Answer by lowencope at 6:52 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • This is a good article:

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • make sure you stock up on multivitamins so you don't develop deficiencies

    Answer by aliishott2 at 7:23 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Welcome to the light side!!

    Just like with meateaters, balance is key

     I try to build our meals/snacks around: 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, in at least 3 different colors. 5-6 servings of whole grains a day. At least two servings of legumes a day

    The best  book for your is probably The
    China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

    You can find great nutritional information here: and here:

    I have a ton of recipes that I would be happy to forward to you; feel free to send me a message offlist if you are interested.

    There are great vegetarian recipe exchange groups on CafeMom!


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:49 AM on May. 29, 2010

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