When a person decides on a particular diet, a number of factors are considered. The decision influences the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and social well being of the person. Each person then must decide for his or herself how important and feasible each factor is for them.
When a person decides on a particular diet, a number of factors are considered. The decision influences the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and social well being of the person.
I try to do what I feel is best for me. I have chosen to be a vegetarian, not consume sugar, and eat fresh homegrown, homemade foods. But, school and work put restrictions on my efforts. So in order to survive, I found a way, a lifestyle, that would facilitate my wishes.
Grains and beans include: wheat, rye, masa, buckwheat, millet, cornmeal, kidney, garbanzo, pinto, navy, and soy beans, lentil, pea and peanut butter. The creative combinations are endless.
Walnuts, almonds, sesame and sunflower seeds are rich nutrient sources we like to include in our diet. Three tablespoons of sesame compare with one cup of milk on a calcium to kcal ratio. You have to remember to chew them well or grind them.
Ground sesame or nutritional yeast loaded with B vitamins and protein are great salad toppers. Dressings of garlic, spices, ground seeds and vegetables with oitl and vinegar are common.
Robbie likes to mix up a little granola for breakfasts and snacking. Inside are oats, wheat flakes, sesame and sunflower seeds, nuts, coconut, spices and homemade applesauce to sweeten it up.
Sprouts, yogurt and bread are big items. Since sprouts are seeds starting to grow, their nutritional content has increased considerably. Protein is even 2-4 grams per cup. Our favorites are alfalfa, mung, lentil and wheat.
Yogurt and bread go really fast around here. The bread is homemade with whole wheat flour. Sometimes we add rye, oats, wheat berries, nuts or seeds.
Sandwiches made with lentil spread, soy butter, pea soup or cheese make fine combinations – stuffed with sprouts and sweet carrots of course.