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‘Vegetarian Lifestyle’ Archive

How Can I Eat Out in Restaurants if I’m vegetarian?

There is no reason why vegetarians cannot eat out in restaurants. Some restaurants now serve vegetarian food or are strictly vegetarian, and provide a relaxing haven where vegetarians can order anything on the menu. Even that great American symbol of beef and cholesterol, McDonald’s, has Caesar salad, side salad, and its snack size fruit and […]

Can I Eat All the Fruits and Vegetables I Want?

Unfortunately, fruits and vegetables do have some calories. Eating must be planned and limited even on a vegetarian diet. The good news is that a plant-based diet tends to have less fat and fewer calories than the same amount of meat. An ounce of fried bacon, for instance, has about the same number of calories […]

How To Make Raw Spaghetti

I had requests to show how to make some great raw dishes so I’m sharing one of my favorites that’s also super easy and fast to make, Raw Spaghetti! In this dish I don’t use spaghetti noodles, I use zucchini instead. Check out the video to see how I do this. It’s pretty amazing and […]

Soaking Nuts, Seeds, and Beans For Optimal Health

Why soak nuts and seeds? Seeds, nuts and beans can just lie around for months when dry – without sprouting – because they contain enzyme inhibitors to stop that process. But once they make contact with water, they become alive and the enzyme inhibitors are released – like Gremlins! The sprouting enzymes become active in […]

The Role of Fat in the Easy Veggie Lifestyle

Fat is ESSENTIAL for the proper functioning of the body. Fats provide essential fatty acids, which are not made by the body and must be obtained from food. The essential fatty acids are linoleic and linolenic acid. The body needs at least 15 grams of Essential Fatty Acids (Efra’s) per day, which can be obtained […]

Vegetarian Carbohydrates For Weight Loss

While everyone is scared about not getting enough protein, most dieters are equally scared about getting TOO MANY carbohydrates. So let’s take a look at proper carbohydrate intake when using the Easy Veggie Meal Plans to lose weight. The FIRST rule is to build your diet based around fruits and vegetables. Not only are they […]

My Vegetable Oil Fuel Car

Today we’re cruising in my veggie car to go skiing at Mammoth Mountain here in California. I’m looking forward to snowboarding and traveling a healthy way. As some of you may know, my car runs on vegetable oil. Yes, that’s right, fry oil from restaurants!  It’s been filtered, so it’s safe to use in my […]

The Best Sources of Vegetarian Protein

Most foods have some combination of protein, carbohydrates and fat – even vegetables contain all three macronutrients! So here’s a list of some whole foods and their protein, carbohydrate, and fat content. The reason I am showing you the three macronutrients is because people tend to eat too much of the wrong foods and they […]

The Truth About Vegetarian Protein

The most common question people ask me about my vegetarian diet is, “How do you get enough protein?”. You have a toned body and how do you build muscle without eating meat?” Well, while I agree it is important to have protein in your diet, there are two things to know. 1. We really DON’T […]

Avoiding Vegetarian Pitfalls

I hope you’re ready for this one because a LOT of vegetarians are about to be SHOCKED (and maybe even disgusted) by what I’m about to reveal. Everyday there are millions of vegetarians and even vegan dieters who are unknowingly consuming animal products – and even meat! Yes, that’s right; there are many hidden animal […]