Priding ourselves on a 55-foot- salad bar of fresh veggies, tossed salads and prepared salads makes our restaurants very popular with vegetarians. In addition to our plentiful salad bar we offer eight made-from-scratch soups daily that always feature at least two vegetarian options. Our pasta bar highlights three pasta every day and one is always vegetarian. Sometimes we even add veggies to our muffins, our zucchini nut is the favorite thus far.
Some that don’t keep to a vegetarian lifestyle might have some questions on the why’s and how’s. We hope to answer some of these for you. A vegetarian eating pattern is based on a variety of foods that are satisfying, delicious and healthful. Vegetarians avoid meat, fish and poultry. Vegetarian meals are typically low in saturated fat and have little cholesterol. Vegetarians typically have lower blood sugar, help control diabetes and help prevent cancer.
The San Francisco Vegetarian Society has come up with a three step way to go vegetarian.
1. think of three vegetarian meals that you really enjoy. Pasta, vegetable stir-fry, vegetable stew or chili.
2. Think of three recipes that you prepare regularly that can be adapted to a vegetarian menu. Ie- a chili recipe with the meat replaced a vegetable protein such as tofu or additional beans.
3. Check out some vegetarian cookbooks from the library or online and experiment with the recipes for a week.
With minimal changes to menus, you can adapt to a vegetarian diet in no time.