A vegetarian dish includes vegetables, fruits, dried beans and peas, grains, seeds and nuts. People who follow vegetarian diets can get all the nutrients they need from these. However, they must be careful to eat a wide variety of foods to meet their nutritional needs.
The vegetarian diet has gained widespread popularity in recent years. In Zambia, many restaurateurs are supporting the veganism trend despite some initially seeing it as a threat. The number of restaurants opening that focus exclusively on plant-based diets has grown rapidly in the past decade or so.
There are various forms of vegetarianism, each of which differs in their restrictions. The most common types include:
Why choose a vegetarian diet?
Apart from the ethical and environmental benefits of cutting meat from your diet, a well-planned vegetarian diet may also reduce your risk of chronic disease, support weight loss and improve the quality of your diet.
A well-planned vegetarian diet can meet your nutrition needs. It may help you:
Adobo Mushroom Tacos
Meaty mushrooms get spiced to perfection and roasted until crisp before they're tucked into warm corn tortillas.
Coconut Tofu Stir-Fry
Crispy, bite-sized green beans and coconutty tofu are a match made in heaven in this quick weeknight meal.
Leave the hassle of deep-frying cauliflower to the restaurants! You’ll still get beautifully crispy florets by popping them into the oven.
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Garlic Fried Rice
This is one of those times when just a few ingredients pay out big, resulting in a rice dish that bursts with garlic flavor.
Smashed Cucumber Salad
This refreshing, saucy cucumber salad will cool you down all summer and is fun to make with kids in the kitchen.