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
There’s more to Greek food than gyros, baklava and Greek salads. Many dishes include low-fat dips, but many desserts and pastries are loaded with fat. Overall, this is generally a healthy way to eat; even the higher calor... 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
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
Eating a vegetarian diet can be very healthful and rewarding. However, most vegetarians—including soon-to-be vegetarians and their meat-eating loved ones—are concerned about getting adequate protein. Most people are accustomed to getting... Read more
We have a thread about fruits and one about vegetables, so why not one about proteins? Meats, soy, beans, dairy, nuts, whatever your favorite form of protein is.
I've been eating quite a bit of salmon lately. A salmon 'burger' (no bread) yester... Read more
I just started using a protein powder in my smoothies. I'm using Garden of Life's Raw Vanilla Powder. The taste is ok, but always gives a chalky taste no matter what I mix it with. It is bearable, but I would rather not have it if there are other opt... Read more
I am looking for a decent tasting replacement or protein shake. I have tried Shakeology and had to cut it in half (too chocolately) plus the cost is a little much. Does anyone have any suggestions about one that actually tastes good and is not supe... Read more
Every day I run almost out of calories but still am low on protein, Any suggestions? I eat oatmeal for breakfast and usually 3 oz of meat at lunch, and 3 to 4 oz at dinner but I am always short. HELP... Read more
After reading the book, "The Eat Clean Diet" by Tosca Reno for the 2nd time (LOL), I TRULY began to understand the benefits of eating more protein---with every meal (including snacks). Besides drinking more water, protein will help shed those extra p... Read more
Not sure how to meet your protein needs without meat? Look no further! We've rounded up a variety of resources to help you learn all you ever wanted to know about vegetarian protein.
Reference Guide for Proteins
How to Meet Your Protein Nee... Read more
Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark will feature a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. It looks a bit like cereal, but it smells saltier and tastes... Read more
I stopped eating red meat about 2 years ago when I got pregnant with my daughter. I simply got violently sick to my stomach every time i ate beef. I am completely allergic to fish and seafood. So I pretty much eat nothing for protein except turkey... Read more
I am a vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy. I'm always looking for ways to get more protein into my diet. Any suggestions? 38
Here are some of my favorites:
Morning Star frozen foods- ribs, chicken patties, hotdogs.
Black... Read more
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