If you are now wondering “How do I become a vegetarian?”, then we have compiled a quick fact sheet on everything you need to know about greening your plate. Click here for our vegetarian starter kit which is jam-packed with information on a plant-based diet while our 7-day vegetarian challenge* will help get your vegetarian diet into gear.
Types of vegetarian diets
Otherwise known as “semi-vegetarianism”, is a term used to describe diets that are vegetarian-based with the occasional consumption of meat. Whether you are trying to watch your weight or want to reduce your carbon footprint, reducing the amount of meat you eat each week will help you achieve this.
Vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry, seafood or game. They rather live on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Most western vegetarians are “Ovo-lacto” as they include dairy and eggs into their diet.
A vegan diet contains no animal products at all. Vegans eat no meat, fish, poultry, eggs or dairy. Vegans may also choose to abstain from honey, beeswax and clothing from animals, or any products tested on animals.
Making the Transition
For those who have been brought up in a household where your parents ate meat, it may be challenging to go from meat-eater to plant-eater overnight. The Fry’s Family Foods range caters for individuals who wish to have the taste of meat without the meat!
Don’t go cold turkey!
If you stop eating meat you can swop out a beef burger for our Traditional Burger or chicken pie for our Country Mushroom Pie. This means you will keep getting that meaty taste and easy protein but won’t have a stain on your conscious. From there you can eventually drop eggs and dairy from your diet and adopt an entirely animal-free diet.
Choose from over 100 delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes compiled by our loyal customers, the Fry’s Family and celebrity chef Jodi-Ann Pearton. Cooking vegetarian using our recipes will make the switch to a meat-free diet easy and you can do it without having to miss out on old favourites such as a Traditional South African Bobotie or Risotto.
Almost all restaurants offer vegetarian entrees on their menu. If not, ask your waiter what meat-free options are available. Most chefs will happily whip you up something delicious in no time, they might appreciate the challenge!
Many restaurants in South Africa offer our food as another option on the menu. You can find Fry’s at Steers, Spur, Kauai, Nino’s and Subway.
Get the right balance
People who follow a healthy vegetarian diet plan are more likely to consume the right amounts of essential nutrients than those following a typical diet. So don’t be a carbo-vore and download the Fry’s Vegetarian Starter Kit* for all the information you will ever need about finding the perfect combination of plant-based foods in your diet.
Then go to our 7-day vegetarian challenge and get the kick-start you need to make your veggie transition even easier!