There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
"What do you eat?!” may be the question most often heard by vegetarians, as if meat is the only food group available. Obviously, as the five million thriving vegetarians in America have shown, there’s a lot to eat, without choosing m... Read more
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
I find two things keep me on track:
1 - I have to weigh myself everyday - it keeps me honest
2 - I have to have a menu plan and go to the grocery with a list. If I don't do that I will eat whatever and everything in the pantry.... Read more
I was at the bookstore today, and I saw a book about this 2 day diet plan. From the looks of it, you eat low carb (50 grams or less) two days a week (not sure if consecutive or if that matters). The rest of the week, you eat eat lean protein, whole g... Read more
I have a Pinterest board with over 200 recipes pinned to it, but rarely go back and make or re-make something once it's been pinned on the board for awhile.
Today I just had a brainstorm on how this can help me for meal planning. I simply made... Read more
So I took Spanish proficiency exam and didn't walk around a lot. I ate a lot of things that I shouldn't have had to award myself. I got 2 pounds monthly...what do you do during exam to avoid getting fat during exams?... Read more
Hi! I am new to this group. I know that if I lose weight I will feel better and it is in my favor health issues. I don't do too bad at home but when I got to work and eat there which is already prepared for me; I have no clue of how many calories... Read more
On sunday nights, while cooking that nights meal, I also cook a healthy vegetarian meal for the week's lunches. I portion it out when cool, and have a ready to grab-and-go lunch that I like and is healthy for me. Plus the added benefit of making sure... Read more
I had been trying to lose the same 10 pounds for 10 years with little to no luck. When my sister suggested I try a vegan diet, I was skeptical. I was already vegetarian and thought my diet was healthy enough. I switched to a vegan diet for 3 months a... Read more
A new children's book entitled Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action was released last week with mixed reviews over concerns about the books use of graphic images and a potentially unhealthy diet message. Author and illustrator Ruby Roth&... Read more
Vegetarian Awareness Month is wrapping up, but the meat-free mealtime fun doesn't have to end! In addition to giving away 5 copies of our e-book "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Ba... Read more
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