There's nothing difficult or complicated about converting many of your regular recipes when you use these 5 hassle free tips for vegetarian/vegan recipe conversion. You'll be eating healthy food in no time!
When you want to eat healthy, become a vegetarian or possibly go vegan as part of your ageless lifestyle after 50, there are two ways to go when you stop eating meat. You can use veggies and nuts as substitutes for meat in your old recipes or you can go with packaged fake meat. It may be easier to use fake meat to wean yourself, but they aren't the healthiest way to go long term.
Almost 30 years ago I stopped eating meat. A few months later I moved to a small town in Mexico where I didn't have the option of meat substitutes, so I went cold turkey. Now there are vegetarian and vegan substitutes for just about anything. Be careful with processed foods though. Read the ingredients carefully. Just because it's vegan doesn't mean it's healthy!
It's your choice whether you ease into the switch or go cold turkey depending on your motivation for moving away from meat. Going vegan means no eggs, or dairy either. You can get vegan cheese and yogurt along with several different vegan egg substitutes depending on how you want to use the 'eggs'.
Here's 5 hassle free tips for vegetarian/vegan recipe conversion that will make your transition easier.
Search recipes on Pinterest by searching for a particular fruit or veggie you have in mind. Also check out boards that are vegetarian or vegan. Search healthy breakfast, healthy eating, etc. On my Pinterest I have several healthy boards, and on some recipes I suggest substitutions to make them healthier.
This is the best overall starting place I've found for becoming vegetarian or vegan, covering what to buy, what to make and where to eat out.
There's also recipes and general information here.
And a great infographic tells you where all your nutrition comes from.
Here's my personal favorite substitutions!
This will give yo plenty to get started with. I'm always here to answer any questions you have.