Hi Ashley! I've recently started the switch over as well and discovered the website "vegweb.com". They have TONZ of recipes! I've been cooking up a storm since I just finsihed my last exam this term. So far I've made a lot of delicioius stuff! I reccommend you start experimenting with bean dishes and include some healthy grains in your diet like brown rice, oats, quinoa/bulgur, barley :D They have a lot of nutrients that your body needs and also PROTEIN!!! As for healthy fats eat nuts, seeds, and use vegetable oils. It's easy to go extremely low fat when you start to switch over - it can make you constipated! You can also search for "vegetarian food guide" sources to help you in plan your new diet (by diet I mean way of eating - everyone is on a diet!).
Edited by: _MISSFIT_ at: 4/26/2013 (04:48)
Fitness Minutes: (388) Posts: 3 4/9/13 2:09 P
Hi Ashley and Congratulations on making progress towards a vegetarian diet. I've been a pesc for 13 years and like you I was stuck eating the same things. I eat a lot of salmon and cod but many other seafood because of the cholesterol. I eat lots of avocados, lentils, fresh veggies and fruits and nuts. good luck to you!
Fitness Minutes: (401) Posts: 19 4/8/13 12:41 P
Hi all! I recently made the decision to work toward becoming a vegetarian. I'm starting out with being a pescetarian. I talked to a few people about becoming a vegetarian, and from the feedback I received it is easier to progress to a vegetarian lifestyle and stick with it by going that way first. I may still end up eating some seafood in the end (bad I know), but only the seafood that my dad catches. I'm new to the vegetarian diets and lifestyles, but I really believe this lifestyle will be better for me, both health-wise and ethically. Any advice is welcome! I will continue to eat dairy and egg products, so I guess I would be a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I get eggs from my parents small farm, and those chickens really do roam free in their yard. I already drink organic milk from a company that I know has free range cows. I think I'll just do my research on companies and their products before I buy and consume them. Sorry I'm talking so much about what I want to end up like, but I've decided not to tell anyone in my life, except for my significant other, about my choice and transition. I wanted to wait a while before telling people about it because just a month or so ago I was still eating meat. So, if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it. I'm kind of stuck with my recipes and diet. Right now I'm stuck eating asparagus every night with a mushroom and spinach fritata, spinach and berry salad for lunch, and yogurt for breakfast. Pretty much every day. So, I need some recipes and ideas!
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