This week (May 16 – 22) is National Vegetarian Awareness Week; a time set aside to celebrate plant-based diets and raising awareness about the many benefits of vegetarianism.
A vegetarian diet can lower your risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes, and it is also more environmentally sustainable than a meat-based diet. If you’re considering giving vegetarianism a try, we’ve put together some of the best and tastiest recipes to get you started.
1. Homemade tasty vegetarian pizza recipe
2. Vegetarian Fried Tofu Sushi
3. Vegan Chipotle Mexican Bean Salad Recipe
4. Turmeric Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters Recipe
5. Creamy Mango Smoothie Recipe
6. Barley Stew With Root Vegetables Recipe
7. Vegan Avocado Pancakes With Chipotle And Cilantro Sauce Recipe
8. Vegetarian Rogan Josh Recipe
9. Creamy Vegan Pesto Spaghetti Pumpkin Recipe
10. Vegan Baked Falafel Recipe
The vegetarian lifestyle
According to a recent study, there are now more vegetarians in the United States than ever before. In fact, it is estimated that up to 7.3 million Americans have adopted a vegetarian lifestyle.
There are many reasons why people choose not to eat meat, including health concerns, environmental concerns and ethical concerns. For many people, the decision to become vegetarian is a way of taking a stand against the cruel treatment of animals. Others see it as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and do their part to protect the environment.
Whatever the reason, it’s clear that the number of vegetarians in America is increasing. And with more and more people looking for meat-free alternatives, it seems likely that the trend will continue.
Over the years, GreenerIdeal has addressed some of the issues surrounding vegetarianism. Here’s the top five:
1. The Beef With Meat: Looks at some aspects of meat production (i.e. environmental impact, animal welfare), shows how meat contributes to environmental problems (water pollution, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions) and how meat can be harmful to health.
2. Reducing Weekly Meat Intake: Meat is a common food and source of protein for many people, but it can contribute to health problems such as obesity and heart disease. You probably eat meat every day, maybe more than once a day. However, eating that much meat affects your health in the long run. Check out these simple tips to reduce your weekly meat intake.
3. Dealing With Non-Veg Holidays: Vegans are sometimes characterized by a sense of superiority over non-vegans. This isn’t entirely true, but some vegans just beg to be labeled. So, what do you do on holidays, especially where meat is usually the main course? Here are some simple guidelines to follow during such vacations.
4. How Vegetarianism Can Help Save The Planet: A vegetarian diet is good for your health and that of the planet. This piece explores the many benefits of going vegan for the planet.
5. How To Supplement Your Vegetarian Diet?: A vegetarian diet comes with a number of challenges. For example, meat provides an easy way for the body to get a large amount of protein. It is also the only source of vitamin B12, an essential nutrient in red blood cell production. Deficiencies in vitamin B12 can lead to loss of certain nerve functions, so it is vital that vegetarians get enough B12 in their diet. The piece explores a few ways you can supplement your vegan diet to ensure you’re getting all the essential nutrients.
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