Holiday season is in full swing, and all us vegetarians want for Christmas (and Chanukah and Kwanzaa and New Year's and Festivus) is a guarantee that there will be something satisfying for us to eat at the many parties we're getting ready to attend. Sure, we love chips and guacamole, but there's got to be something more...like our crispy roasted chickpeas.
Sesame seeds are packed with protein, iron, and calcium—nutrients all vegetarians, especially teenage ones, need to look out for. But how many meals can you sprinkle the little guys on? We combined a few simple ingredients to turn sesame superseeds into an easy peasy chocolate-y topping that would taste great on toast, as a dip for carrot sticks, or mixed into plain oatmeal.
So. Thanksgiving is coming. You’re not eating turkey. But what are you going to have? Sure, you can build a meat-free meal of stuffing, yams, and string beans. But there’s something about overloading on sides that can make you feel kind of empty. We've compiled a round up of protein-rich dishes that will keep you satisfied and be a welcome addition at any holiday table.
We were so busy with work (deadlines!), fun (National Kale Day!), and interviews (we chatted about vegetarian teenagers, secret smoothie ingredients, hemp seeds showing up on drug tests with Samantha Heller on her awesome Sirius XM Doctor Radio Nutrition and Fitness show!) that we totally forgot to post this on Friday. Without any further ado, all the vegetarian-related news, recipes, and tips you’ve been craving.
Have you had a snack lately? If you have, you're not alone. On any given day, eighty-six percent of teenagers have had at least one snack, according to research from the United States Department of Agriculture. And while many people assume that snacking is a bad thing, I don't agree with that—smart snacks can be key to eating a healthy diet, particularly for vegetarians.