Vegetarian Diet Plan, Complete Protein Combinations & Great Menu Ideas
Here are some great healthy vegetarian menu ideas which create complete protein combinations by pairing legumes, grains and dairy together for a complete vegetarian diet plan.
Here are some examples of protein combinations which create a complete protein:
-Legumes with Grains
-Legumes with Nuts
-Legumes with Seeds
-Nuts/Seeds with Legumes
-Grains with Dairy
-Nuts/Seeds with Dairy
-Legumes with Dairy
-Dairy with Nuts/Seeds and Legumes
So, let's get more specific – what would you have to eat to get the most (nutritionally) out of a meal?
I know, right about now you're asking yourself all sorts of questions. Like…..Is this food-combining stuff going to make eating out difficult? Does being vegetarian mean I have to always be aware of what I'm eating? This all sounds so complicated and picky. How am I going to manage it all?
Well, believe it or not, it's not all that hard and most of us combine proteins without actually being aware we're doing it.
Some examples of complete protein combinations - Grains and Dairy – Pasta with grated cheese or macaroni and cheese (not the packaged stuff) Legumes and Grains – Rice and Beans Grains & Dairy - Pizza
But being vegetarian means we have to be aware of our body's nutritional needs. We all love junk food so don't ever feel that if you are being nutritiously conscience then you have to give up all those good snack foods altogether.
Truth is, you'll probably start cutting back on them when you start discovering healthy alternatives. Personally, I like munching on bean sprouts rather than popcorn or chips. I also only buy whole grain bread or crackers so when I want a snack, cucumber dip or hummus dip with whole grain crackers or pita makes a complete protein and a healthy snack (instead of chips or popcorn).
Craving something sweet - have you tried Halva? It's made from sesame seeds - it's fattening but has healthy ingredients and is really, really good! Get the idea? Just look for foods that fit your needs and cravings but that add some nutritional value as well.
So, here are some menu ideas using these protein combinations and recipes from simply-vegetarian.com. Of course, these are just a few samples, some recommended ideas – you can combine anything together to get your daily proteins.
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My friend Nicole has a beautiful site for all things Vegan. She has great information and really nice all-vegan recipes. It's worth taking a look at Savvy Vegan.
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Welcome to Simply-Vegetarian.com where you'll find simple, nutritious and delicious meatless recipes.
I'm Mimi and this is my collection of vegetarian recipes. I love to be creative, love to cook and love to entertain. I want to share with you some of my favourite recipes, from soups and starters to holiday main dishes and desserts as well as some tips and suggestions for healthy eating.
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