Even if you're not a strict vegetarian, opting for the vegetarian option at a restaurant or a wedding can sometimes prove to be the healthier and tastier way to go. If you're new to vegetarian fare, here's a newsflash: you're already eating many of its staples, including delicious greens and hearty beans.
Oftentimes the vegetarian option is fresher than the meat-alternative, with many heavily relying on fresh vegetables. This means that you don't have to question the restaurant's food handling standards. You know what you're eating is your freshest choice.
Experts have long touted "Meatless Mondays" or how eating more vegetables can be healthy for your health and your waistline. Try experimenting with different vegetarian options at restaurants or affairs and you might just find a new favorite.
Vegetarian cuisine is almost always lower in calories and fat than its counterparts. Those concerned with getting enough protein can rest assured. Beans, nuts, legumes and seeds provide enough for your body to function in its optimum capacity.