Becoming a vegetarian can be tough, and it may be easy to sell out and eat pasta everyday, but that doesn’t make for a healthy lifestyle.
This will introduce a very basic vegetarian diet plan that is a healthier starting point.
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It gives you that energy you need to keep going. As a vegetarian, breakfast is pretty easy. Eggs are a great source of protein. Oatmeal, yogurt with fruit, granola, and even some toast with avocado are all healthy options. I must admit working brunch at my job was the toughest part of transforming into a vegetarian. There is bacon surrounding you, taunting you, everywhere. It would be so easy to pick it up, but practicing self control is a reward.
Lunch: For me, a good salad is the way to go. It can be tough to get all the vitamins you need when subtracting meat from your diet. That’s why I try to have a spinach salad for lunch most days. Spinach is packed with nutrients, energy, and iron. While salads are healthy for the most part, it is easy to overlook the addicting taste of salad dressings. Pick a lighter balsamic or just drizzle oil and vinegar. That way you can taste the veggies better.
Lunch Recipes: (Other than salads)
Dinner: Pasta! Yes while eating pasta for every meal is bad, it’s okay if you make healthier choices when it comes to preparing your spaghetti. Choose whole gran noodles instead of white noodles. Fry up some zucchini to add extra nutrients and veggies in the dish. Only use a small amount of pasta sauce.
There you have it! That should get you started in the kitchen. By following a meal plan that isn’t all bread and pasta, and is packed with vegetables, you will be meat free and healthy! Your vegetarian diet plan will expand that more you get used to cooking with vegetables. You will become more creative and before you know it you will be inventing the recipes!