06 February, 2015

20th century vegetarian.

Do you prefer vegetarianism the old-fashioned way or the new way? Since there weren't so many meat alternatives being created or advertised back in the day, people had to use their imagination and make nutritious and delicious meals with more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains. Tofu and soy existed, but they weren't consumed as much as some vegetarians of today. Why, these two products were hidden in some corner of the grocery store for several years until the recent "go organic" and health and fitness craze came in. So if you're a vegetarian reading this, what do you consider yourself to be, a 20th century vegetarian or a modern age vegetarian?

Maybe you never thought about that, but it's very easy to tell. I'm more of a 20th century vegetarian. I eat my veggies without tofu or faux meats. I'll occasionaly eat one about once a month or once every two months. A modern vegetarian dives deep into the new food choices and might put tofu or some other form of faux meat in most of their meals. If you eat more f.v.l.g (fruits, veggies, legumes, and grains) than meat alternatives, you're old school. If you eat more meat alternatives than f.v.l.g, you're new school. If you're closer to the modern side, make sure you add a little more veggies to your food; it can even be half and half (half veggies and half faux meat mixed into one meal).

I'll leave you all with this episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood at the very end of this post where he briefly shows and talks about soy products and tofu! (Skip to 13:03 if you don't want to watch the whole episode. ;P)


¿Prefieres el vegetarianismo como los tiempos de antes o como tiempo moderno? Porque antes no avía  tantos alternativos de carne, la gente tuvo que usar su imaginación y construir comida nutritiva y deliciosa con más frutas, vegetales, frijoles, y granos. Tofu y soya existían, pero no fueron consumidas tanto como los vegetarianos de hoy. Pues, estos dos productos estaban escondidos en un rincón del mercado por muchos años hasta que recientemente la manía de salud y aptitud entro. ¿Entonces, si tu eres vegetariano, te consideras uno del siglo 20 o un vegetariano moderno?

Ala mejor nunca lo pensaste así, pero es muy fácil de saber. Yo soy mas como vegetariana del siglo 20. Como mis vegetales sin tofu o carnes faux. Ocasionalmente como uno al mes o uno cada dos meses. Un vegetariano moderno come de todos los nuevos alternativos de carne, poniéndole tofu  en su comida. Si comes mas f.v.f.g (frutas, vegetales, frijoles, y granos) que alternativos de carne, eres un vegetariano de los tiempos de antes. Si comes mas alternativos de carne que f.v.f.g, eres vegetariano/a moderno/a.  Si eres más cerca al lado moderno, asegúrate que le pongas un poco mas vegetales a tu comida; también puede ser mitad y mitad (mitad vegetales y mitad alternativa de carne mezclada en tu comida).

Los dejare con este episodio de Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood donde enseña y habla un poco sobre los productos de soya, tofu, y alternativas de carne! (Pueden omitir a 13:03 si no quieren ver todo el episodio. ;P)

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8 comments:

  1. I think I prefer a bit of both. I love making my own vegetarian dishes but some of the things like quorn bacon and soya sausages are really nice.
    Lynne x

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    1. My favorite meat alternatives used to be veggie chicken nuggets and BBQ ribs. I haven't had them in years though. I had also tried the soya sausages. :)

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  2. i actually love meat alternatives, makes it a bit easier to come up with different things to eat!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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    1. True, especially if there aren't many things to make at home.

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  3. YOU ARE SO GORGEOUS!!! :-O ❤❤❤
    Love your hair!!

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    1. Aww shucks; you're gorgeous too.<3
      Thank you!

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  4. I'm a pescatarian, but I do eat vegetarian most of the time. I don't miss meat products at all so I can go without faux meat. My family has bought some before, though, so that I'm not left out in grill parties. Since my mother is Asian, I grew up with tofu, soy sprouts, tempeh, etc, so to me these products have always been a staple in the kitchen!

    -Maja

    majatheaztec.blogspot.com

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    1. How thoughtful of them. :) Sounds like you grew up with an amazing variety of food. :9
      It's great that you can live with and without meat alternatives!

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