This report has general vegetarian nutrition guidelines, a step-by step approach to a delicious, nutritious diet for your vegetarian health and happiness.
This isn't your average vegetarian nutrition advice because Savvy Vegetarian takes a holistic view of nutrition. I talk about specific nutrients in context, but you won't find the usual lists of vitamins and minerals, and the vegetarian foods that have them.
For those who want their nutrition quantified, Savvy Veg has been quietly adding nutrition data to all the recipes over the last year. This has prompted us in many cases to make adjustments to the recipes - especially to the amounts of salt and fat. So adding nutrition data has had the benefit of making our recipes more nutritionally balanced.
While it's nice to see at a glance that you won't die of malnutrition on a vegetarian diet, you don’t have to stress yourself out about fat, sodium, carbs and protein to eat well on a vegetarian diet. The secret of good nutrition is learning the rules, then forgetting them and learning to pay attention to your body, and above all, to enjoy your food.
Most people are aware of the connection between health and diet. Most also think that healthy eating means throwing pleasure out the window. Become vegetarian, and it’s 'brown rice, seaweed, and skip the hot dog', to paraphrase Bob Dylan.
Not True. The people who suffer are those who eat meat, potatoes and iceberg lettuce or frozen peas day after day, year after year, and never know what they’re missing.
We are creatures of habit, and tend to settle on a few favorite and familiar foods. But, the same features that make a vegetarian diet nutritious also make it delicious. Becoming vegetarian is your chance to break out of your ruts and dull routines.
With a vegetarian diet, you can literally not eat the same dish twice for a year if you don't want to. You may not want to go that far, but the more varied your vegetarian diet, the better the nutrition, and the more you’ll enjoy it.