First time vegetarian advice?
I’m 15 and currently becoming a vegetarian. I love meat and vegetables are like my enemies. I’m becoming a vegetarian for many reasons. I really need some help on good vegetarian food brands/recipes for someone who loves meat, but wants to stop eating it. I got veggie chicken nuggets yesterday that I have yet to try. Anyway, any good vegetarian food brands/recipes? What I should and shouldn’t do? Etc..
- Gryphyn39Lv 66 months ago
There are no such thing as veggie chicken nuggets. They are either not chicken and therefor cannot be chicken nuggets or it is chicken and the labeling is then lying claiming it is veggie.
A good recipe can be found easily by a google search. Search Vegetarian meat stew.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Humans are herbivores so don’t worrySource(s): Vegan , also you fucking animal abusers stop fucking eating pigs!!! , see I am so fucking vegan so kiss my vegan ass you fucking animal abusers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- PatriciaLv 76 months ago
Maybe realize we are omnivores who eat meat, and not totally vegetarians. In fact, a carnivore diet is much healthier than a vegetarian diet, by far
- JaneLv 76 months ago
Remember that when you eat vegetarian, you can eat carbs- rice, pasta, noodles etc. You can eat any vegetables and fruits ( fresh, canned, frozen). Any nuts, beans and lentils .Herbs and spices.Sugar, chocolate, cake and biscuits. Crisps, tortilla chips etc. Just check the ingredients, it's not hard..
Meat replacements can be really tasty, ready made or learning to use things like tofu..
When you get bored with chips, beans, baked potatoes and salad, learn to cook.
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- JanetLv 76 months ago
You MAKE yourself eat vegetables. If you are motivated to be a vegetarian, and remind yourself when you eat of how good this is, eventually you will get used to vegetables and like them.
Stop buying artificial "meat" substitutes. They are factory made and NOT good for you. Avoid them.
Instead, learn to cook vegetarian meals that are tasty. It takes a lot more cooking to eat healthy as a vegetarian. And it is more fattening too.
You will need protein. 50g a day.
Eggs, nuts, cheese, tofu, soybeans and quinoa are all complete proteins. Eggs are high in cholesterol, as is cheese, so go easy on those. Nuts are very healthy, but only a small amount on any given day unless you are a naturally-skinny person.
You will also be eating rice with legumes for your protein (legumes = black beans, pinto beans, navy beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans/chickpeas, and lentils). THESE will be your MAIN source of protein.
Buy recipe books. Go to your local bookstore. I have "Spilling the Beans" and that book has some excellent recipes.
I'm not a vegetarian, but I go meatless at least 1-2 times a week. And my sister used to teach vegetarian nutrition.
- 6 months ago
Take it slow. Go for smaller portions of meat until you get the flavor of vegetables. Also your digestive system needs to adjust it's flora to better utilize your new diet.
After awhile (a few weeks to a few months) your tastebuds will awaken from their meat-induced coma, and you will start to notice all the wonderful flavors of vegetables.
See your choice as an adventure. The vegetarian world is now before you. Explore, enjoy. Don't expect miraculous health benefits any time soon. But the older you get, the more you will notice how much healthier you are than your few surviving carnivorous acquaintances.
- DimoLv 56 months ago
Oy Vey! WHY do you want to go vegetarian? AFAIK, the only reasons to go vegetarian is because of Religion, believing the lies of about what is done to food animals, or believing the lies of various diet gurus.
If you really do love your food, enjoy the flavor of meats, you will *NOT* accept the vegetarian fake meat.
- forte88engLv 76 months ago
linda mcartney does good veggie burgers, pastries and sausages (freezer aisle) if you're still eating cheese and not worried about fat in the pastry, chicago town 4 cheese pizza are cheap 2 packs in freezer, also microwaveable. tofu and soy protein are made by many brands into passable veggie foods, you can even get bacon in freezer section. falafels and hummus are two very nourishing veggie foods not pretending to be meat and good served with grated raw vegs which will be softer, tastier and easier to digest if veg are mixed together and then kept overnight in spoonful of apple cider vinegar. also steaming chopped vegs and then dousing with ground black pepper and fresh citrus juice changes taste substantially and you might find you like. try cucumber, courgettes and celery, celeriac in raw or cooked mixes and fresh or dried chilli flakes spice things up, and root ginger, mmmmmmmmmm with cooked lentils ideal balanced with white rice.
- 6 months ago
so long as you still eat the right kind of meat... you will be fine