Health Tip: Eating Vegetarian
(HealthDay News) -- If you're eating a vegetarian diet, it's important to make sure you're getting enough nutrients and making healthy meat-free choices.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers these suggestions for vegetarians:
Don't load up on cheese. Instead, choose low-fat proteins such as rice, lentils or beans as a base for your meal.
Drink calcium-fortified soy milk to cut down on cholesterol and fat, without scrimping on calcium.
Substitute veggies in place of meat in dishes such as pasta, pizza, stir-fry or tacos.
Make burger-like patties from soy, beans or lentils.
Ask for a vegetarian substitution for dishes at restaurants.
- Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier
July 24, 2014
- Health Tip: Eating for Your Age
July 23, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.