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Living Vegetarian For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-52302-5
384 pages
December 2009
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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.

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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.

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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 Public Health.

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