National Vegetarian Month

As the month of October comes to an end, it’s not too late to celebrate National Vegetarian Month!  Did you know that being a vegetarian can be more than simply eliminating meat from your diet?  While most vegetarians eat fruit, vegetables, grains, dried beans and peas, nuts and seeds.  There are many levels of vegetarianism. 

  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarian: includes dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc) and eggs
  • Lacto-vegetarian: includes dairy products, but no eggs
  • Ovo-vegetarian: includes eggs, but not dairy products
  • Pesci-vegetarian: includes fish
  • Semi-vegetarian: includes both fish and poultry
  • Vegan:  includes only food from plant sources.  No eggs, dairy products or honey

Below are some great vegetarian cookbooks and resources! 

Adventures in veggieland : help your kids learn to love vegetables with 101 easy activities and recipes / Melanie Potock (ebook)

The China Study Cookbook : over 120 whole food, plant-based recipes / LeAnne Campbell (DB80190)

Cool beans : 125 recipes for the world’s most versatile plant-based protein / Joe Yonan (eBook)

Eat to live : the amazing nutrient-rich program for fast and sustained weight loss / Joel Fuhrman (DB75601)

Kale and coffee : a renegade’s approach to guilt-free health, happiness, longevity / Kevin Gianni (eBook)

Main Street Vegan : everything you need to know to eat healthfully and live compassionately in the real world / Victoria Moran (DB75001)

The mindful carnivore : a vegetarian’s hunt for sustenance / Tovar Cerulli (DB76169)

Vegetarian grilling : 60 recipes for a meatless summer / Karen Schulz (eBook)

Whole : rethinking the science of nutrition / T. Colin Campbell, PhD (eBook)

Are you a vegetarian?  What kind of vegetarian do you consider yourself to be?  We’d love to hear about any recipes or tips you have in the comments!

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