Want to Stop Eating Meat? 10 Healthy Tips to Go Vegetarian

The health benefits of becoming a vegetarian are numerous -- a lower risk of diabetes and cancer, better heart health -- and making the transition is easier than you think. Here's how (11 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:45PM

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Want to Stop Eating Meat? 10 Healthy Tips to Go Vegetarian

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Eat Fruit or Veggies at Every Meal

Make your plate 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 whole grains, and 1/4 protein in order to achieve your daily nutritional requirements, says Sheth. Does that sound like a lot of vegetables? It’s not as hard as it sounds. Add chopped tomatoes and avocado chunks to scrambled eggs. Mix up a smoothie with berries, a banana, skim milk, ice cubes and 1/2 cup of juice, or toss some shredded veggies into tomato sauces and soups. Use pureed pumpkin or carrots to keep muffins and quick-breads moist. And for dessert, serve baked apples or pears with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

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