As a vegetarian, you must adjust to an entirely new vegetarian food pyramid. Years of eating patterns must be re-programmed.
The golden rule of vegetarianism is that you need protein to feel full. If you’re still hungry after a meal, then you probably didn’t eat enough protein. Many new vegetarians gain weight because they find themselves not getting full after a meal. In turn, they eat more and start snacking.
Vegetarian meat substitutes
As a new vegetarian, you must make an active effort to replace meat, not just remove it, from your diet. If you are unsure how to replace meat in your diet, go to the store and buy a few different meat substitutes to try at home. Meat substitutes can typically be found in the frozen food, produce, or canned food sections.
Vegetarian protein shakes, bars and powders
To replace meat, consider adding your favorite protein shake, bar, or powder to your daily routine. While meat substitutes are easy to add to your routine, they do not typically contain enough protein to satisfy your total daily requirement. To supplement the fake meat in your diet, you will need to diversify.
Many protein supplements are best consumed for breakfast. With most people skipping breakfast anyway, a quick protein drink or bar is an easy way to get your morning boost and your protein.
Don’t forget to vary your proteins. Most meat substitutes are made of soy. Try to therefore consume a protein product that includes whey as well. Many new vegetarians add “egg white powder” to protein smoothies they make. Remember, all the protein is in the yolk!
Always be prepared!
As a new vegetarian, you may find yourself over at a friend’s house at meal time with nothing to eat. You don’t want your host to have to make you something special, so be prepared. Carry a jar of almonds, cashews, or peanuts in the car. They are high in protein, won’t melt (like many protein bars), and don’t have expiration dates. Having an alternative snack with you at all times will help you reduce temptations to have meat and fast food and will make eating away from home less stressful.
Here are some of the recipes that you will find inside the "Vegetarian Recipes" e-book:
Haricot Bean Soup
Braized Cucumber with Tomato Sauce
Baked Potato Stew
Spanish Onion Stew
Savoury Almond Fritters
Egg and Tomato Fritters
Haricot Bean Croquettes
Asparagus and Egg on Toast
Rolled Batter Stuffed with Forcemeat
Boiled Savoury Batter
Savoury Eggs on Toast
Baked Potatoes with Sage and Onion
Vegetable Marrow Rings with Tomato Batter
Fresh Green Pea Soufflé
Curried Beetroot and Cucumber
Artichokes with Sauce Royale
So, go ahead and grab your free app on vegetarian recipes now.