Vegetarianism - following a vegetarian type of diet
Often a vegetarian diet is not low sodium. Especially when using processed foods like vegetarian cheese, soups, salad dressings, etc.
You will find listed here different types of vegetarian diets.
- Vegetarians - Do not eat meat but the most popular vegetarian diet eat both dairy products and eggs.
- Pescetarian - also called pesco-vegetarian eat fish but no other type of meats
- Lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs; this is the most common type of vegetarian diet.
- Lacto-vegetarians - eat dairy products but avoid eggs.
- Ovo-vegetarians - do not eat meat or dairy products but do eat eggs.
- Vegans - do not eat dairy products, eggs, or any other products which are derived from animals often including honey, or processed foods containing these or other animal-derived ingredients such as gelatin.
- Restricted SOS Vegans - follow the SOS diet. No salt, oil or sugar
- More restricted Sofas vegans - follow the Sofas diet, No salt, oil, fat, alcohol, sugar
- Flexitarian - a newer term - mostly vegetarian but occasionally eat meat - (a pollo-vegetarian, a pesco-vegetarian, and a lacto-ovo-vegetarian) is someone who will not eat the flesh of any red meat mammals but does include chicken, turkey, and other poultry. They may or may not also exclude fish, seafood or products like eggs and dairy from their diet.
- Pollo-pescetarian - this diet is similar to a flexitarian diet, with the added restriction that you eat only poultry, fish and seafood. To comfortably progress to this diet, start by replacing all red meats with poultry, fish, and seafood.
- Raw Vegan - Raw foodism (or following a raw food diet) is the dietary practice of eating only, or mostly, uncooked, unprocessed foods. Depending on the philosophy, or type of lifestyle and the desired results, raw food diets include a selection of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sometimes legumes, grains, eggs, fish, meat, and dairy products are included in the diet.
- Fruitarian - a person who lives on fruit
Low Sodium Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe
This doesn't taste exactly like the real thing but it is pretty good.
2 Tablespoons No or Low Sodium vegetable broth or stock
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons molasses
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup boiling water
If needed, add Table Tasty salt substitute, to taste
Combine all of the ingredients and let sit for about an hour for the flavors to mingle. Use sauce as is, or for a thicker sauce, let simmer to reduce sauce to about 3 Tablespoons (about half).