For those of you who may be interested in starting up a vegetarian lifestyle, this blog is for you. I feel like more often than none people want to try something different but they don't know how to go about it or how it works. I have known people in the past who have started up being vegetarian and either soon became vegan or decided it wasn't for them. Nonetheless, I feel as though no matter which path you choose; this may help you decide how serious you want to take this lifestyle and if it fits what you want to achieve.  In the meantime, for those of you who are not necessarily wanting to go vegetarian but want an understanding of this lifestyle choice, this will be a good blog for you as well. 


Vegetarianism- Choose to not eat meat, fish or poultry. 


There are multiple forms of vegetarianism, but we will talk about those in a later post (vegan, etc)



  • Depending on what works best for you, some people gradually start to become vegetarians or move into it rapidly. Do what is easiest for you.
  • Vegetarians can have optimum amounts of protein as long as they eat a variety of foods and consume enough calories to maintain their weight
  • Most vegetarians have a better understanding on weight control and are less likely of becoming obese (doesn't mean they cannot be obese
  • Most vegetarians are vegetarians because of their religion, morals or health reasons. Some choose this lifestyle based on their own personal reasons
  • Reading labels is key, depending on how far you take your vegetarianism.. since some things may be animal by-products
  • Find support, this may seem odd, but not everyone will support your decision to be a vegetarian and so it is a good thing to surround yourself with others who a support your lifestyle.

Sample of Vegetarian Food choices:

  • nuts
  • seeds
  • legumes
  • whole grains
  • fruits
  • veggies
  • peanuts
  • soy foods
  • peas
  • lentils
  • dairy products and eggs

Sample Vegetarian Dishes:

  • fruit salad
  • peanut butter and jam
  • oatmeal
  • pancakes
  • corn flakes
  • french toast
  • vegetable soup
  • pizzas- no meats
  • spaghetti - meatless
  • bean tacos and burritos
  • fruit shakes
  • yogurt
  • mac and cheese
  • french fries
  • grilled cheese
  • vegetable pot pies
  • vegetable lo mein
  • tofu 
  • soy burgers

Now those are just samples, obviously a small list compared to what it is out there. This particular vegetarian lifestyle would suffice for someone who is a "lacto-ovo vegetarian" and this means they eat dairy products. I will discuss in later post the other 2 categories of vegetarianism

Published by Shay-Lon Moss