Health Tip: Eating Vegetarian05/17/13
(HealthDay News) -- If you're eating a vegetarian diet, it's
important to make sure you're getting enough nutrients and making
healthy meat-free choices.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers these suggestions for
- Don't load up on cheese. Instead, choose low-fat proteins such
as rice, lentils or beans as a base for your meal.
- Drink calcium-fortified soy milk to cut down on cholesterol and
fat, without scrimping on calcium.
- Substitute veggies in place of meat in dishes such as pasta,
pizza, stir-fry or tacos.
- Make burger-like patties from soy, beans or lentils.
- Ask for a vegetarian substitution for dishes at
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