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Types of vegetarian.
Explore the diﬀerent types of vegetarianism. A few are listed below. Which are you most likely to try? • Pescatarian • Flexitarian • Vegetarian (ovo-lacto, lacto or ovo) • Vegan • Raw Vegan • Macrobiotic • Fruitarians2.
Adjusting your favorites.
Look at your favorite recipes. By following your type above, what items can you replace and still make your favorite recipes? Try one or two and see how they taste. Make sure you write down what you’re changing so you can repeat the recipe. You may ﬁnd you like the recipe better with your adjustments.3.
Try it twice.
If you didn’t like the recipe with the adjusted ingredients, don’t stop experimenting. Try adding herbs, spices, seasonings, etc. to change the ﬂavor. Perhaps try a diﬀerent way of preparing the recipe to see if that improves the taste. 4.
Try a few new prepackaged or prepared foods that are per your chosen vegetarian type. Look at the grocery store for foods that are advertised as “vegetarian.” Check the content list before you buy. It might be good for one type of vegetarian, but not another. Don’t forget to try health food stores as well. What new foods do you enjoy?5.
Explore the oﬀerings of your local farmers market to see what fruits and vegetables you can get locally. Try grocery stores, specialty markets and health food stores to ﬁnd new fruits and vegetables that you’d not considered eating before.6.
Ask your friends and family.
You might not realize that some of your friends and family are vegetarians or might know someone who is. Talk to them or ﬁnd someone local to discuss the reasons they chose to become a vegetarian and what they allow themselves to eat.7.
Vegetarian part time.
Some people are vegetarian part of the time. By limiting themselves to eating meat once or twice a week, they still get the protein but are trying to help the planet by reducing their meat intake. If you feel you can’t stick to a strict vegetarian lifestyle, try this alternative.
Do you know there are a variety of ways to “be vegetarian”? Let’s explore how diﬀerent people choose to “go vegetarian.” You might even decide to incorporate this into your lifestyle.