Practical ways to explore and adapt a vegetarian lifestyle Are you considering a vegetarian diet for yourself or your family? Wondering if it's safe and how you'll get the right amount of nutrients? This authoritative guide has all the answers you need about living vegetarian, featuring healthful advice as well as delicious dishes involving vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy. Inside you'll find expert advice on adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, from creating a vegetarian shopping list and understanding the nutritional aspects of vegetarian eating, to using the right cooking supplies to vegetarian etiquette, eating out, and converting a kitchen-and your family's mindset-away from meat. You'll discover how to make it work when you're the only member of the house who is vegetarian, as well as how to support a family member, including a child. Provides the latest information on vegetarian diets as they relate to health, the environment, and other areas of our lives Includes tips for gradually reducing your meat intake Explains the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle Offers dozens of new recipes designed to ease the transition from omnivore to vegetarian Whether you're a long-time vegetarian or just starting out, Living Vegetarian For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your guide to evaluating and enjoying a meat-free lifestyle.
Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Being Vegetarian: What It’s All About. Chapter 1: Vegetarianism 101: Starting with the Basics. Chapter 2: Vegetarians Are Sprouting Up All Over: Why Meatless Makes Sense. Chapter 3: Nutrition Know-How for Living Vegetarian. Chapter 4: Supplement Savvy. Chapter 5: Making the Transition to Meat-Free. Part II: Planning and Preparing Your Vegetarian Kitchen. Chapter 6: Getting Familiar with Common Vegetarian Ingredients. Chapter 7: Shopping and Stocking Your Vegetarian Pantry. Chapter 8: Cooking Tools and Techniques. Part III: Meals Made Easy: Recipes for Everyone. Chapter 9: Beyond Cereal and Toast: Whipping Up Breakfast Basics. Chapter 10: Serving Simple Starters. Chapter 11: Enjoying Easy Soups, Salads, and Sides. Chapter 12: Making Meatless Main Dishes. Chapter 13: Baking Easy Breads and Rolls. Chapter 14: Dishing Out Delicious Desserts. Chapter 15: Celebrating the Holidays, Vegetarian-Style. Part IV: Living — and Loving — the Vegetarian Lifestyle. Chapter 16: Getting Along When You’re the Only Vegetarian in the House. Chapter 17: Vegetarian Etiquette in a Nonvegetarian World. Chapter 18: Dining Away from Home in Restaurants and Other Venues. Part V: Living Vegetarian for a Lifetime. Chapter 19: When You’re Expecting: Managing Your Vegetarian Pregnancy. Chapter 20: Raising Your Vegetarian Baby. Chapter 21: Meatless Meals for Children and Teens. Chapter 22: Aging Healthfully: Vegetarian Lifestyles for Adults of All Ages. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Sound Reasons for Going Vegetarian. Chapter 24: Ten Simple Substitutes for Vegetarian Dishes. Chapter 25: Ten Vegetarian Lunchbox Ideas. Index.
Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, MS, RD, a vegetarian for more than 30 years, is a registered and licensed dietitian, an editorial board member for Vegetarian Times magazine, and a nationally recognized author on issues relating to food, nutrition, and health policy. She is also a clinical associate professor at the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Learn to: Explore and adopt a vegetarian lifestyle Go vegetarian with a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet Be vegetarian and still shop in supermarkets and eat out at restaurants Cook easy and tasty vegetarian meals from the dozens of included recipes Your practical guide to a healthy vegetarian lifestyle Are you considering becoming a vegetarian? This comprehensive guide gives you all the expert advice you need to make the transition smooth, healthy, and happy for yourself and your family. Living Vegetarian For Dummies covers everything from converting your kitchen to a meat-free space to following basic vegetarian etiquette. Defining vegetarianism — the how and why of vegetarian living, benefits for you and the planet, proper nutritional guidance, and ways to make the transition Playing the name game — easy-to-understand explanations of lacto ovo vegetarianism, veganism, flexitarianism, and more Equipping a vegetarian kitchen — information on common ingredients, how to keep your shopping costs low, and cooking tools and techniques Cooking vegetarian — dozens of tasty recipes the whole family will enjoy, from soups, salads, and sides to hearty main dishes Living vegetarian for life — tips for moving through life while living and eating among meat eaters, dating nonvegetarians, managing pregnancy, and aging healthfully Replacing meat and meat byproducts — suggestions for using vegetarian substitutes and replacement ingredients in place of meat in your favorite traditional recipes Open the book and find: Health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle Nutrition know-how for living vegetarian Food shopping tips Tips on getting the vitamins and minerals you need Different approaches to ease your transition away from meat Basics of food label lingo Ways to eat vegetarian while dining out and on the go Practical advice on entertaining your nonvegetarian guests Meatless meals that the whole family will love