Adopting a healthy vegetarian diet isn’t just taking meat off your plate and eating plain meal. You need to take extra steps to ensure you’re meeting your daily nutritional needs.
A well-balanced vegetarian diet consists mostly of plant-based foods, such as fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, and legumes like carrots, green peas, Irish potatoes as well as nuts and seeds.
Vegetables and fruits provide nutrients and vitamins. Dark, leafy greens such as spinach and its like-minded counterparts tend to have plenty of iron. Eat vegetables that are colorful and fresh. The more color and variety the more vitamins and nutrients you are ingesting. Since most people take in more protein than is actually necessary you don’t have to worry about replacing all the protein you give up with meat.