How to eat as a vegetarian…

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A friend of ours has recently decided to stop eating meat. That sounds simple, but if you’ve always eaten meat, it’s not as simple as it sounds. If you’ve never really thought too hard about what you eat, it could be a complete shock to the system. Our friend is definitely finding that to be the case.

Knowing that I am vegetarian, he has picked my brain a few times, and it has made me think that it could be an interesting post for anyone making the same change to their diet…

Removing meat means losing vital nutrients in your diet, all of which are easily replaceable as long as you know what you’re doing. The main one is obviously protein, but also vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc, iron, calcium and omega 3 fatty acids. These can all be easily found in vegetarian food choices. Eggs, dairy, nuts and seeds…

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8 thoughts on “How to eat as a vegetarian…

  1. marymtf

    Marvellous post, Elaine.
    Perhaps you are the one to advise me.. Frankly, a minestrone soup is nothing more than just another (healthy) vegetable soup without the pancetta. Stock isn’t the answer. Any suggestions?

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