Nowadays being a vegetarian is easier than even due in part to the many meat substitutes available on the market. There are many delicious items to eat that are nothing like milk and eggs as well as products that are made to look and taste like the real thing. The following are some tips on how to stay vegetarian using alternatives to egg and meat.
First, you can choose to eat the alternatives that try to actually simulate meat. Morningstar Farms is a big company that makes fake meat products such as simulated chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, meat pieces, chicken pieces, ribs, sausage and more. Some of their products are vegetarian while others are the more strict vegan. Tofurkey tastes like cold cut turkey while a reasonable approximation to salmon can be purchased. Some of these taste more authentic than others, and many do very well, especially when used inside dishes such as stews, stir fry’s and casseroles.
There are many other alternatives to egg and meat that you can use that do not try to resemble meat. Tofu can be used in many items in the place of meat. You can eat a lot of vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, carrots and corn, which are very good for you. You can also eat a lot of healthy fruits such as apples, bananas, melons and more. You can make a variety of varied salads and add in items such as different types nuts for flavor and proteins.
Cheese is a good way to get protein, and although a vegan won’t eat cheese, a vegetarian will. You can use this as a base in sandwiches instead of meat as well as use it in various other dishes. Pasta is a great dish for vegetarians because it is filling, can be found in many restaurants, is generally inexpensive and easy to make and can be made in a variety of different and delicious ways. You can make items such as vegetarian lasagna, basked ziti, pasta in garlic and oil, etc. In addition to pasta, potatoes can be made into many delicious dishes from simple loaded baked potatoes (minus the bacon, of course) to roasted potatoes.
There are many other main dishes that you can make with ingredients other than eggs and meat. You can make a delicious vegetarian chili using beans instead of meat as well as tomatoes and spices. You can make a casserole or stew. They sell a wide variety of vegetarian cookbooks that present many meatless entrees or you can just be creative and do your own.
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