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Share your own recipe or share a link to a recipe which is vegetarian or vegan. Try to link to sites that provide nutrition information with their recipes.

These sites provide vegetarian or vegan recipes daily or very frequently

If vegetarian or vegan foods are important to you, don't forget about the HealthyFood wiki! There are two recipes listed per day, one of which is a veg''n option. Almost all of the recipes in our Winter Recipes Calendar (Jan-Mar) are under 400 calories and are also low in carbs.*


Consumer reports has some good bean/lentil recipes +ideas here ( but does anyone have any others? Trying to expand my diet a bit more and eat less meat


I typically add protein powder and kale to make shakes more filling, any other advice from shake drinkers in this sub? I want the shake to really fill me up.


I'm looking for recommendations on a recipe book that preferably contains a meal plan with science and research based recipes for a longevity and health focussed diet.

E.g. recommendations for diets high in Vegetables, grains, seeds, fatty fish 2xweek etc.

There is a lot of scientific research and articles online, but it would be great to have a book that ties everything in together nicely in a practical book or resource.


So I am trying to eat healthier. I have done my research on refined carbs and complex carbs. Apparently one is bad for you because it's too easy for your stomach to digest, so it causes spikes in your blood insulin levels, which I guess is bad.

So recently, I discovered the Glycemic index, which actually puts each food into a numerical value of just how much it spikes your blood sugar level. Here is the one I found:

So I have some first off......when I first discovered this good carbs vs bad carbs I followed the list of foods. However once I discovered the Glycemic index, I noticed some of it was bullshit.....unless there's something I am not getting. For example:

People say pasta is the brown rice instead. On the Glycemic index, pasta(called spaghetti on the chart) has a GI number of 48........brown rice is 68. However once again, everyone swears pasta is the devil of carbs.

Then there's whole grain bread which people swear is much healthier than white bread...again white bread has a GI value of 75, and whole wheat is 74...I get the whole has fiber which is needed for healthy digestion, but again, the whole argument of "good carbs vs bad carbs" is how much your insulin levels spike correct?

Potatoes are another one, people swear are great good/healthy carbs....GI score of 78......worse than the white bread.

My overall question is, does this good carb vs bad carb thing go beyond the GI score? What am I missing here? Because it seems like any carb can be good, as long as the GI score is is under 60, it's not bad. Anything over 60 is classified as potatoes/ whole wheat bread/brown rice.

EDIT: It seems like the Harvard source does not give any context on what's considered low/medium/high. Here is another one that does:

Thus for the whole day the classifications are:

Low:  45 or less

Moderate:  46-59

High:  60+


I’m vegetarian and it’s kinda hard for me to get protein so I want to eat quinoa since it’s a good source of protein but it tastes gross to me (i really don’t know what to eat it with). Any recommendations?

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