Eating Healthy Vegetarian

Carol asks…

How do i eat healthy being a vegetarian?

I’m in highschool, I work at fastfood. It’s hard to eat healthy especially being a vegetarian having limited options. What can I eat to lnot gain weight & be healthy?

yummy answers:

You can eat healthy… Just sub dry beans, nuts, cheeses, milk, yogurt, peanutbutter, etc…. =)
Eat your baked potatoes, carrots, salads, broccoli, whole grain cereals ~Scooters/Cheerios, Oat Blenders w/almonds/Honey Bunches of Oats w/almonds (or no almonds) in a bowl w/milk, peas (good protein), many veggies & fruit have natural fiber, apples! (red delicious has 14% fiber: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-asda-red-delicious-apples-i69445) vs gala apples only have 6% fiber, bananas have 12% fiber, squash, etc… Just type the food in the calorie count database search to find the nutritional value if you’re looking for good sources of protein &/or fiber…. Also whfoods.com http://whfoods.com/ is a good site. =)

You can eat their salads, potatoes… Are you the type of veggan that can eat eggs? Cuz breads & many other things are made with eggs….

Make Peanut Butter Balls:

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
stir well, wait a few minutes to dissolve, stir again, then add:
1 cup peanut butter ~good source of protein & fiber
stir well, next add:
1 cup wheat bran (organic bulk foods usually by produce & really cheap) ~excellent source of fiber & protein: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-wheat-bran-crude-i20077
stir well, lastly add:
1 1/4 non-fat powdered milk ~good source of protein, too.

Store in a 4 cup covered container at room temp. Use a measuring tablespoon to form balls when needed.

They taste great alone, with chocolate pudding, or animal crackers…
Mini little peanut butter sammies w/milk, on the go! =D

These are yummy…. I make them all the time now… My boys & I have one or two or three balls a day….

~the peanut butter balls are my very own personal recipe! =D

Here’s an excellent Belgian Waffle recipe (I think they taste awesome plain, too, & very low in sugar!)

Wheat Belgian Waffles:

1 cup AP flour
1 cup wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
stir well, then in a separate bowl; combine (stir well):
2 cups 2% milk (I use prepared non-fat milk for this sometimes)
1 egg ~beaten
1 Tbsp melted Country Crock margarine
Add the wet to the dry & stir well… Let rest a few minutes to let the baking powder activate & bubble, then stir again. Now your batter’s ready.
Put 1/3 cup batter on hot belgian waffle maker plate.
They taste great plain or with a little marg. Or a little grape jelly (how my boys like it sometimes but they love ‘em plain, too!) =)

I usually make a double batch so I can freeze a bunch, then you pull ‘em out and toast medium or nuke in the micro til warm… =)

~this was a recipe that came with my Salton Belgian Waffle maker that I tweaked… =)

Eggs have 6g of protein, wheat flour has 4, & white flour has 3…. Wheat flour also has 3g fiber which is 12% of your recommended daily value…. White flour has only 3%

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