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A Vegetarian's/Vegan's Guide: Helpful Links

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      I see a lot of similar topics popping up here lately. I hope that these links to information can help some of you.

      Vegetarian/Vegan Nutrition:

      Here you will find nutrition information for many things, including protein, calcium & iron:

      http://www.vegetarian-diet.info/

      Lots of great veggie nutrition facts! :
      http://www.vegsoc.org/info/foodfacts.html

      Veggie Food Pyramid:
      http://veggietable.allinfo-about.com/articles/veggiepyramid.html

      You can get adequate nutrition through a vegetarian diet. Just think through your meals and make sure that you're eating things that are good for you.

      Extra nutritional info can be found at this site:

      The World's Healthiest Foods:

      http://www.whfoods.com/

      Stuck in a rut and need some recipe help to implement these foods?

      Try these sites:

      http://www.vegweb.com

      http://www.vrg.org/

      http://www.vegsoc.org/cordonvert/recipes/index.html

      http://www.ivu.org/recipes/northam/

      http://www.vegcooking.com/searchrecipes.asp

      Or try http://www.google.com and enter in "Vegetarian Recipes" and see what comes up!

      Don't have much time and need some pre-packaged foods?

      Try these links or find these brands in your local supermarket or health food store:

      http://fantasticfoods.com/ - Carries many vegetarian & vegan foods that are easy to prepare.

      http://amys.com/ - All vegetarian

      Various other food links:

      http://www.vegecyber.com/
      http://www.vnv.org.au/Products.htm - Just click on the different links.
      http://www.vegparadise.com/foodmakers.html - A nice listing of companies who offer vegetarian or vegan products.
      http://www.fieldroast.com/
      http://www.tofurky.com/

      And again try http://www.google.com if what you're looking for is not listed. (Or you can pm me or reply here and I can try to find it for you.)

      Want to find vegetarian/vegan alternatives for clothing? :

      http://www.freerangers.co.uk/shop/

      http://www.ethicalwares.com/

      http://www.downbound.com/category_s/3.htm

      http://www.alternativeoutfitters.com/

      http://www.veganstore.com/

      Or try:

      http://www.vegbay.com/

      And lastly...

      Interested in activism, message boards or various information on animals?

      Try these:

      http://www.vivausa.org/ and
      http://viva.org.uk/

      http://vegan-clothing.dropsoul.com/

      http://www.veganoutreach.org/

      http://peta.org/

      And again, try http://www.google.com for more information.

      Also...Are you a new vegetarian/vegan? Need extra advice? Try these free starter kits: (You can also print them out!)

      http://www.veganoutreach.org/starterpack/

      http://www.goveg.com/order.asp

      I hope you all find these links helpful. Again though if you need any further help, please post it here or send me a pm.

      Here's to a healthy veggie/vegan lifestyle!

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          Thanks a lot for some great links...will definitely check them out!

            Anytime.

            I'm just hoping that these will help some of you out.

            If I left something out, feel free to post it.

              Time to add a new link!

              For those who may think that vegans have can't get their protein, check out these vegan body builders! :

              http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/

              Talk about role models.

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                  Thanks!
                  I don't think a lot of people realize how easy it is to go veggie, an not deplete your body of what it needs.

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                    Is it just me or has this forum been a bit slow the last few days?

                      Starshine:Another *bump*

                      Is it just me or has this forum been a bit slow the last few days?

                      forum has been slow
                      question for you starshine - as you seem extremely knowledgable in this topic
                      as you can tell, the likelihood of me going vegetarian is getting closer and closer to being fact.
                      i was looking at one of the sites you posted and it showed the bread and whole grains being at the bottom of the food pyramid
                      i thought that the fruits and veggies would be what you wanted more of in your daily intake
                      they sure didnt teach this stuff in nursing school, if you eat 6-11 servings of whole grains and cereals , well i guess that seems like alot to me is all
                      thanks audrey

                        audrey:

                        Starshine:Another *bump*

                        Is it just me or has this forum been a bit slow the last few days?

                        forum has been slow
                        question for you starshine - as you seem extremely knowledgable in this topic
                        as you can tell, the likelihood of me going vegetarian is getting closer and closer to being fact.
                        i was looking at one of the sites you posted and it showed the bread and whole grains being at the bottom of the food pyramid
                        i thought that the fruits and veggies would be what you wanted more of in your daily intake
                        they sure didnt teach this stuff in nursing school, if you eat 6-11 servings of whole grains and cereals , well i guess that seems like alot to me is all
                        thanks audrey

                        Thanks for bumping my thread.

                        As for the grains, whole grains are very good for you and just as important as eating your fruits and veggies.
                        But grains are not just bread, it's also rice, cereals and pasta. (People tend to eat veggies with both pasta and rice anyway)

                        When you think about it you probably already meet the requirements for this as grains is already a large part of almost any veggie's diet. (and for them to be whole grains is very important)

                        But don't forget that the USDA Food Pyramid also recommends a similar amount of whole grains per day.

                        Here's a page about grains:

                        http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/grains.html

                          thanks so much starshine. i love your suggestions and as one who does not prefer to go to the commercial sites, i really appreciate the .gov sites.
                          and this is great..... popcorn is a grain
                          learn something new every day, they really should teach this stuff in nursing school, i realize i am not a dietician, but i deal with vegetarians, diabetics, folks in renal failure and am stumped when it comes to dietary recommendations
                          counting carbs gives me a headache, and we are supposed to teach this to kids when diagnosed with diabetes...... still working on that one
                          audrey

                            Great sites....thanks for posting. I will be referring to them often!

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                                great sites starshine! I always refer back ot those!!

                                  great post

                                    I'm raising this useful thread to the head of the forum for Agnetha's attention - although it may be of use to others as well.

                                    Martin

                                      As a vegatarian I thrive on TVP. Textured Vegetable protien. I couldn't make chili without it.
                                      I must keep lots of cheeses in the house too.

                                        martinput:I'm raising this useful thread to the head of the forum for Agnetha's attention - although it may be of use to others as well.

                                        Martin

                                        And again for Paola

                                        Martin

                                          Thanks Starshine for the recipes and sites. Really helpful and useful.
                                          pam [ rannoch]

                                            Thanks for posting these links Starshine!! I have been wondering recently about my vegetarian diet in regard to nutrition. This is very helpful!!

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