Ok...so what do you do if you're a vegetarian or just want to change up what you're eating? Here's some good places to start:
LEGUMES: Garbanzo beans, Kidney beans, Lentils, Lima beans, Navy beans, Soybeans, Split peas
GRAINS: Barley, Brown rice, Buckwheat, Millet, Oatmeal, Rye, Wheat germ, Wheat, hard red, Wild rice
VEGETABLES: Artichokes, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green peas, Green pepper, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard green, Onions, Potatoes, Spinach, Tomatoes, Turnip greens, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini
FRUITS: Apple, Banana, Cantaloupe, Grape, Grapefruit, Honeydew melon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Strawberry, Tangerine, Watermelon
NUTS AND SEEDS: Almonds, Cashews, Filberts, Hemp Seeds, Peanuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts (black)
Vegetarian Protein Sources:www.immuneweb.org/lowcarb/food/protein.htm
Another good article with Charts: www.vegparadise.com/protein.html
Today's Challenge: Eat 1-2 servings of VEGETARIAN protein, 2 tsp of healthy oil PLUS 6 (8oz) glasses of liquid, drink/eat 2-3 servings of milk products and consume 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables. I know it sounds like a lot but you've been doing most of this for awhile now. Should becoming second nature to you!
Question of the day: Do you consider yourself a vegetarian? In general do you find yourself eating more vegetarian protein or animal protein?
For those of you who are new to this workshop, each day we have a little assignment and or question/task to do to help you better practice and understand the Healthy Guideline that we are working on. On the last day (Day 5) your task for the day will be to try a new source of protein that you never had before. I am telling you this NOW so that you can start thinking about it and have plenty of time to go shopping and purchase whatever it is that you're going to try. Please refrain from talking about it here on the boards until you see it listed as the day's assignment. That way nobody will feel lost or confused as to what we are working for the day.
Now, go eat your 1-2 servings of vegetarian protein, enjoy your oil, drink your liquids and eat your fruits and veggies as well as drink your milk and other dairy products! I look forward to hearing your thoughts/ideas on this subject.
Edited by: INKYINPA at: 2/11/2009 (22:50)
| Pounds lost: 107.0