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Old 02-28-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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True. Thanks for the warning!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Buy all the Morning Star products if you'd like. They on the expensive side though. It's a whole line vegetarian food. Just make sures she's getting all the nutrients she needs that fish and meat provide. Has she given up seafood too?
Try these sites to learn a new diet for her:
Tips for Becoming a Vegetarian: Enjoy Vegan Alternatives and Substitutes | ChooseVeg.com

Ugh.... seeing those videos on that site makes me want to become vegetarian again. I think I might switch back.
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The thing you have to watch out about with the prepackaged "vegetarian" foods are that a lot of the time they're absolutely LOADED with sodium, sugar, and fats in order to make them taste better. Just because something says "vegetarian" on the label does not mean that it's in any way healthful for you.
Thank you!
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Just because something says "vegetarian" on the label does not mean that it's in any way healthful for you.
That's certainly true. It just means that it doesn't contain meat.

A large order of fries and a shake from McDonalds is a "vegetarian meal".
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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All great points! I am usually one to check nutrition facts just so I know what and how much of it I am putting into my body but I can honestly say that I don't think I've ever checked the veggie stuff other than to satisfy my curiosity of seeing what they made it out of.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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That's certainly true. It just means that it doesn't contain meat.

A large order of fries and a shake from McDonalds is a "vegetarian meal".
Yep! lol...

But they can taste gooooood (okay, maybe not from McDonalds...but shakes and fries can be good)
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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nic529 - how vegetarian is she going? No dairy too? Just make sure she gets her protein from somewhere. Eating grainy breads, wheat pasta, bean & rice dishes. Tofu is a great source of good stuff - throw it in anything and it assumes the flavor of what you make. I toss it on pizza with some veggies - really great and even my husband the carnivore eats it . Good warnings on the veggie burgers from others above. I like the "Boca Burgers" but don't eat too often. Get her to take a multi vitamin too to make sure she's getting all her growing body needs. Chocolate soy milk is super yummy!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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Well actually speaking of vegetarians and fats food, i mean fast food restaurants....

when I was younger and a vegetarian (my goodness I wish there was a shortcut to that word)...
I used to go to Burger King at lunch and order the Whopper w/ out the meat. It was soooooo good. This was before they started coming out with the veggie burgers and stuff at those establishments.

It was all the toppings; cheese, mayo ketchup, mustard, blah blah blah but just take out the patty. I even got my meat eating friends to switch to our way of eating it.

Not the healthiest or even healthy-er thing to eat but I was lovin' every minute of it.

Anyone ever do that? Probably not but speaking on a whim, here...
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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nic529 - Tofu is a great source of good stuff - throw it in anything and it assumes the flavor of what you make.
mmmmm tofu. I used to fry that up with the smallest tinge of those chicken seasoning packets that come from Ramen noodles and just eat it up with my fingers. Is that gross? It was yummy though.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Our favorite way of cooking tofu is to cut it in cubes about 3/4 and fry it.

Sometimes we will shake it in flour and spices like you might do fish or chicken, or sometimes just plain and add spices while it's frying. I like to sprinkle soy sauce on it while it cooks, or maybe cajun or creole spices.

Fried sweet and sour tofu is great, so is fried tofu in barbecue sauce, or fried tofu in sweet chili sauce.

Sometime we make a tarter sauce or a hot sauce to dip it in.

Of course we add it to stir fry also, but I like to fry it first to give it a little more flavor and to help it hold together in the stir fry.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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Our favorite way of cooking tofu is to cut it in cubes about 3/4 and fry it.

Sometimes we will shake it in flour and spices like you might do fish or chicken, or sometimes just plain and add spices while it's frying. I like to sprinkle soy sauce on it while it cooks, or maybe cajun or creole spices.
oh gosh.... yummy yummy yummy. Haven't tried flour yet but you can be sure I will next time!

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Fried sweet and sour tofu is great, so is fried tofu in barbecue sauce, or fried tofu in sweet chili sauce. .
These are interesting. So it's the cubes fried up and then smothred in these diff sauces?
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