Health Tip: Going Meatless

(HealthDay News) -- If you're ready to stop eating meat, it's time to start figuring out your new menu that includes all of the necessary nutrients.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice:

  • Take inventory of the favorite meals in your meat-filled diet, and incorporate any veggie favorites into your new rotation.
  • Include plenty of whole grains, vegetables and fruits in your new meal plan.
  • Add vegetables to your favorite pasta or rice dishes.
  • Get ideas from vegetarian cookbooks or from websites that feature vegetarian recipes.
  • Watch your waistline. Even vegetarians can eat foods that contain too many fats, sugars and empty calories.

-- Diana Kohnle

MedicalNews
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