Meatless Meals: Kicking the Meat Habit

giftarist By giftarist, 3rd Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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You can satisfy your appetite on a meat-free diet. It may take a while to adjust, but eventually this way of eating becomes acceptable, and then preferable.

Kicking the Meat Habit

The evidence keeps mounting that a diet built around whole-plant foods is superior to a meat-based diet. Meat is high in fat and cholesterol. It also lacks the fiber found in grown foods. In populations around the world, vegetarians have better health, are thinner, and live longer.

Many who have made meat and dairy products the center of their meals feel at a loss when trying to plan a meatless menu. For a while their meals seem incomplete without flesh foods.

You can satisfy your appetite on a meat-free diet. It may take a while to adjust, but eventually this way of eating becomes acceptable, and then preferable.

Sample Menu

Here is a sample menu to get you started planning delicious meat-free meals:

Breakfast
1. Cooked cereal (seven-grain cereal) or cold cereal (shredded wheat, Nutrigrain) with skim milk or milk substitute, and half of a banana or other fresh fruit sliced on top
2. Citrus fruit: orange or grapefruit - peel and eat the whole fruit
3. Three slices of whole-wheat toast with "mashed" banana topped with pineapple ring or slice of kiwi
4. Herbal tea

Lunch
1. Two whole-wheat pita (pocket) breads stuffed with lettuce, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, and some low-fat cottage cheese or its tofu equivalent
2. Split-pea soup with pearl barley or rice
3. Fresh fruit such as papaya, pear, apple, or mango

Dinner
1. Whole-wheat spaghetti and tomato sauce
2. Tossed salad with a low-calorie Italian dressing
3. Slice of whole-grain bread

Dessert
1. Baked apple (microwaved) with date and a walnut.

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Appetite, Breakfast, Delicious, Dessert, Diet, Dinner, Food, Fruit, Habit, Health, Lunch, Meals, Meat-Free, Meatless, Menu, Vegan, Vegetarian

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
4th Feb 2011 (#)

Excellent, I shall Facebook this. My wife and I are not vegetarians, but have taken to having several meatless days every week. This is great info for all!
Animal friendly, and healthy.

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author avatar Denise O
4th Feb 2011 (#)

Love the menu, count me in. I was a vegetarian for years but, I do have meat in my diet now, just limited. Good read. Thank you for becoming a follower. I am on a vacation of sorts, I just have to (sadly) delete other folks articles. If not then, my relic of a puter will not work. You took the time to follow me, thank you. See ya in about a week. I have to get back to my vacation. Thank you for sharing. :)

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

Been a vegetarian all my life and every time I have seen the meat scares I have been glad to be a vegie; eventhough this leaves me menu challenged whenever visiting any restaurant.

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