Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Don't Forget Your salad With Dinner Tonight

By Chris Lee

Salads, when eaten daily, can significantly help you to improve your health. If you have not had your salad today, then consider adding it to your dinner. If you were to visit a restaurant, you would be offered a pre-dinner salad. So, if you eat salad when dining out, then why not enjoy one when you are eating at home?.

One of the healthiest things that you can do is to enjoy a salad every day. While many people are looking for the best diet, they are simply overlooking the things that work. Enjoying a dinner salad every night will in fact help you with all your health-related goals. It helps to fill you up, while providing you with a host of vitamins and nutrients. Salads are crunchy, which not only helps to fill you up, but they are just fun to eat.

Salads are fun to eat and even children enjoy digging in to those fresh, crispy vegetables at dinnertime. You can prepare your salad at home just the way you like it. You should however, keep in mind that not everything you can put on a salad is healthy. Be sure that you are not destroying the health potential in your salad by putting in things like bacon and high fat cheeses. Particularly if you are eating your salad with dinner, you should avoid things that are high in fat.

You can add a variety of vegetables and even fruits if you like. Be sure that your lettuce is fresh, for that wonderful crunch and flavor. While Iceberg lettuce is perfectly healthy, Romaine lettuce is actually healthier. If you like the taste of Romaine, then you are enjoying a much healthier salad. Mix it up and add as many vegetables as you like. You can also add a variety of mushrooms to add more color and healthy properties to your salad.

Whether you are eating beef, chicken or even pizza, a small salad makes an excellent addition to dinner. You can add things to your salad that will complement whatever you are having. Fruits such as grapes and cranberries are excellent in salads and compliment a variety of dinner dishes. Having a dinner salad every day will give you needed vegetable servings. In addition, salad is one of the easiest side dishes to prepare. You can even find pre-mixed salads at most grocery stores. Simply wash your veggies and throw them together in a bowl. You can prepare your dinner salad in just a few minutes and have a side dish that the whole family will love.

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