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I'd like to reduce my meat consumption but every time I think about going vegetarian, I imagine a pound of cheese for dinner, with another pound of lasagna noodles. I've heard beans are good for you, but do they fill you up? I'd like a sample dinner recipe (or 10!) if you have any.

Wed. Feb 7, 10:27am

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Beans are way more filling than you'd think; they have a good amount of protein in them (like, say, chicken). I cook with a lot of beans, but usually I use meat too; I'd be very interested in hearing more recipes.

One that I really liked in college was making a box of Zatarain's Red Beans and Rice, or Black Beans and Rice. That'd be about 2 meals, if I remember correctly. But, that's over-processed, over-salted, etc., and might not be the best veggie meal. Though, it'd be a good small side dish, along with a main course of something with less carbohydrates, like maybe some grilled portabellas or tofu? I love grilled portabellas, but I'd usually make my rice and beans on the side of a chicken breast or fish fillet, so I'm not much use!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007, 10:45 AM

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General low calorie recipes

here's a list of the reipes from the calorie wiki here. The black bean, zucchini pancakes look very yummy. needs to be broken down for veggie though.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007, 10:51 AM

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Yes! Being a vegetarian does not mean eating pounds of cheese!!

I have been vegetarian for about 8 years now. One thing that I will admit about being veg and restricting calories is that I DO need to supplement protein and iron. (Part of this is that because I'm relatively small, my calories needed are low.) Beans are relatively calorie-dense, although very healthy when eaten in combination with a grain, such as brown rice. But I do supplement with protein powder, which made a huge difference in how hungry I got; after becoming borderline anemic I started taking a vitamin pill w/ iron (hey, there's only so much iron-rich veggie one can eat without going over-calories for the day).

Wednesday, February 07, 2007, 11:43 AM

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I'm also a vegetarian and I rarely eat cheese or pasta. My meals tend to consist of beans, whole grains, fresh fruit and any type of veggie I can find. I do eat 3-5 eggs per week and take a multivitamin to help with the protein/iron issues.

For the beginner vegetarian or for people just interested in cutting back in meat consumption is a really useful site to browse thru. Lots of recipes and other healthy living info.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007, 2:34 PM

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If you go easy on the meat, please do not substitute cheese for the meat. Try a vegan light approach where you focus on limiting animal foods in general- meat and dairy. Fish is really fine, but you might want to go easy on that as well. Beans are your friend like someone else said. Beans are a fantastic source of iron, and are probably the best direct replacement for meat. I sautee garlic in a little olive oil, throw in some salt, pepper and onions. Get that grilled up. Then I put in one can of black beans. I'll heat that up an usually add rice. I'll eat that with some tomatoes and salad. Really fills you up. Fruit, Veggies, Greens, Beans. Whole grains like Quinoa are a great addition as well.

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 2:25 PM

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