This book offers practical ways to plan vegetarian menus that are healthy and balanced, providing variety and spicy flavors. You can use the guidelines and recipes to plan a fully vegetarian dietary regimen or supplement a part-time vegetarian plan with the recipes needed to provide essential nutrients to your diet.
Easy vegetarian menu planning is achieved using Food Exchange groups, with selection based on personal choices and preferences. Recipes are categorized into Food Exchange groups as follows:
• Cereal Group (Carbohydrate exchange)
• Lentil/Dairy Group (Protein exchange)
• Vegetable/Fruit Group (Fiber/Fluid exchange)
Recipes from each exchange group are provided, facilitating selection of Menus that are nutritionally healthy and balanced to obtain beneficial effects that the vegetarian diet offers.