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Kerri Ann Jennings's Blog (Page 7)

May 3, 2012 - 12:11pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Are you planning to continue eating meatless? Congratulations! If you’re transitioning to a mostly or totally meatless diet, then it’s important to know what key nutrients meat, poultry and fish—and dairy and eggs, if you’re skipping those too—contain and how to get them from other foods sources. Check out the 8 key nutrients vegetarians need and keep planning balanced meals.

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May 3, 2012 - 12:07pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

A common concern when people cut back on—or eliminate—meat from their diet is whether they are getting enough protein. But actually, as long as you have a varied diet it’s not hard to get enough protein, especially if you’re eating milk and eggs. In general, most people need 0.8 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 gram per pound. To account for differences in the way the body processes plant proteins, nutrition experts sometimes up this a bit—to 1 g/kg or 0.45 g/lb—for vegans. (You can easily meet these needs by including some source of protein—beans and other legumes, whole grains, nuts, fortified “milks”—at every meal and snack.)

Find out why vegetarian protein sources are healthier for you and the environment....

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May 3, 2012 - 12:03pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Need to convince your significant other or even yourself that meatless meals can be as filling and flavorful as meaty ones? Try these five tips to make satisfying meatless meals.

Pictured Recipe: Lasagna with Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

*Make sure to visit the Meatless Challenge page to participate in today’s Lundberg giveaway.

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May 3, 2012 - 11:53am
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Especially if you’re not used to cooking without meat, it can be hard to make a vegetarian meal on the fly. Browse some recipes and find things to cook in the next week:

Pictured Recipe—Feta & Spinach Couscous Patties

Slimming Vegetarian Dinners

20-Minute Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

5-Ingredient Vegetarian Recipes

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May 3, 2012 - 11:46am
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Making quick and delicious meatless meals is easy when you have key ingredients on hand. Stock up on these must-have vegetarian pantry staples.

*Make sure to visit the Meatless Challenge page to participate in today’s Lundberg giveaway.

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