At times, most of us look at vegetarians in puzzled bewilderment and wonder what on earth do they eat? Or maybe you might have come across someone, who all of a sudden has decided to become a vegetarian and you would be worried thinking, how they will manage to get the protein nutrients into their diet. Well, there is nothing as such! Even vegetarian diets add plenty of protein in terms of nutrition, if the right kind of foods is consumed. They can be even one of the healthiest foods. If consumed in a right manner, the food can be healthy and healing too. Embarking on a vegan diet at first may show signs of detoxification for the first few days. This is in the case when there is an excess accumulation of toxic food stuff in the body that needs to be released. The cleansing action is essential for all bodies to let the body get rid of the waste. This action of detoxification clears out the old and creates space for the new nutrients to enter within.
Eating the familiar type of meals in the beginning might make a novice get bored from being a vegan. In the beginning you can go to a health food store and explore the amazing range of substitutes created for meat. And, yes I am not mention just tofu here. Meat substitutes are much more than just buying tofu or soy. There are a lot many meat substitutes available like – sausages, burgers, cheese etc., that have been formulated to taste great and also somewhat literally close to their counterpart, but they are free from animal fat. There are products made from veggie combos that include grains from vital wheat gluten, seeds and nuts combined with veggies or grains and legumes. Other things to try as well include stuff like rice milk, cashew milk, hemp milk that you can make it all by yourself. It’s really simple to make them, all that you need is do a little bit of research on the same and you will find a variety of recipes and instructions to follow the same. You can even try for pastas available free from eggs. You will be surprised to know that these days, vegans can enjoy a lot of interesting, nutritional and balanced meals.
The option of salads is truly amazing as there is a variety of it that you can try and ensure that you add colours to your salad so that it looks peppy and at the same time nutritional. And, do not forget to garnish the same with sweet red peppers, non-gmo yellow corn or thinly sliced yellow squash, grated orange carrots, purple leaf lettuce and so much more. Include a lot of seawoods such as nori, kombu and helps to release the heavy metals from the body.
An interesting vegetarian menu idea is: Vegan pizza with assortment of veggies grilled on top, salad and green split pea soup. Another one is, Vegan pasta with falafel and humus spread along with a fresh vegetable salad. The list can actually go on!
Well, the basic idea is to be creative and use a variety of foods to create your meals. To be a vegan is not to starve or eat boring food. It’s all about enjoying and having good stuff!
By- Angelica Campbell