News Roundup: Ways to Incorporate Vegetarian Meals into your Diet

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In conjunction with the Army H.E.A.L.T.H. blog post earlier this week, this week’s news roundup brings to you a collection of articles and blog posts related to incorporating a few vegetarian meals into your diet.

6 Sneaky Ways to Get More Protein Without Meat. Greatist. “Too often, when people give up meat they end up eating more carbohydrates and not-so-healthy snacks in order to feel full. But a diet high in simple carbohydrates (such as white bread or pasta) can cause spikes and drops in blood sugar, which leads to hunger and cravings.”

Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal: Myths and Facts. Eatright.org. “If you are forgoing dairy, ensure that you get the recommended daily 1,000 mg of calcium by spreading your green vegetable intake throughout the day and choosing calcium-fortified foods such as non-dairy milk, ready-to-eat cereals, orange juice and tofu.”

Six Simple Ways to Incorporate More Vegetarian Meals into Your Diet. JennPike.com. “Look for a rainbow of colors at every meal. Seeing 2-3 different colors; yellows, oranges, purples, reds and dark leafy greens will ensure that you are getting loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from your meals.”

3 Easy Ways to Add a Little Vegetarian to your Diet This Month. Healthy Dining Finder. “We’re not saying to do anything drastic…carnivore to vegan in a day may not be the best idea. The good news is that even going meatless just one day a week or opting for several vegetarian meals over the course of the week can help you to improve your health. Meatless Monday is a campaign devoted to this one-day-a-week idea, and their website is a good resource for tips and recipes geared towards the occasional vegetarian.”

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