We have a guest post tonight while I finish out my relaxing Labor Day by doing nothing but watching Secret Life of an American Teenager this evening. Jess is a vegetarian, who wants to share a way to go vegetarian without feeling hungry all the time! Jess is not a health professional, but is sharing what she has learned works best for her body. The key is balance, folks! I hope you enjoy!
Hi Clean Eating Chelsey Fans! My name is Jess and I blog over at Jess Go Bananas!
I am a healthy living blogger who blogs about delicious eats and fabulous fitness! Also, there is some fashion thrown in every now and then, but mainly I am a total foodie!
Today I am here to talk about how to go veg the right way. I know that when some people go veg all they think is that they can have access to eat is to tons of cheese, ice cream, and eggs. I am here to tell you that that is not, nor never will be the case!
Becoming part of the vegetarian community opens the taste-buds to amazing new foods and cleanses the body of all lingering toxins, leaving you with a heck of a lot more energy and a bowl full much more full of happiness than before!
*Vegetarianism is not a cure-all for depression, it may give you a better outlook, however.*
Let’s start out with balancing out plates here ladies and gents!
1.Pick your starch! Let’s make it a whole grain or grain product!
Your choice can stem from a whole grain cereal, pilaf, noodles, bread, or tortillas. Grains are the best way to go with brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, barley, rolled oats, and wheat berries. Brown rice is a total superfood; rich in magnesium, has the power to regulate blood sugar levels, contain 70 antioxidants that may protect against cellular damage and preserve youthfulness and many many more wow-factors!
2.Time for some protein…
Vegetarian proteins range from A-Z! There’s tofu, hemp seeds, tempeh, nutritional yeast, seitan, any type of bean, and of course, the ever faithful hummus (holla!)
Not So Cheesy Spinach Pasta Bake made by Chelsey! =]
3.Now it’s time for some Veggie Power!
Add an abundant amount of vegetables to your diet – some raw some cooked. Play around with the flavors and textures to make your meal more exciting and fun!
4 . There is always room for dessert!
Vegetarian desserts are hard to pass up! From Banana Soft-serve to Uncle Eddie’s Vegan cookies -whew I am drooling just thinking about! I say to never restrict yourself on dessert – if you want it, have it! Life is too short to pass it up! Well, maybe not too short if you follow this journey 😉
5.Some helpful additions…
Oils: Coconut and EVOO are my faves!, Nuts + Seeds: Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Cashews ( a vegetarians best frand!), Pumpkin Seeds; Go Crazy! Don’t forget to season your dish with some spices. Spice up your life with cayenne, sea salt, shoyu, vinegar, cinnamon, ginger, ground black pepper, and who can forget those precious herbs?!?!
Question: How do you keep vegetarian dishes filling and satisfying?