The Glycemic Impact Diet – or low glycemic index diet – is not centered around excluding whole groups of food, or based around eating proteins exclusively. It is an ALL inclusive weight management program, which can be most certainly followed by vegetarian and non-vegetarian eaters alike while achieving the very same successful results: eat healthier and lose unwanted weight.
Being vegetarian does not mean having a reduced selection of dishes to prepare under the low glycemic diet. On the contrary, there is a wide variety of creative meals that can be included in your daily meal plan. Here are some tasty recipe ideas:
Glycemic Table Vegetarian Meal Plan
Mix in a blender, 1 banana, 1 Cup skimmed milk, four or five ice cubes and 2 scoops of protein powder.
Herbal or green tea, sweetened with one teaspoon of honey
Carrot And Barley Soup (make ahead):
– 3 large carrots (approx 10oz/300g)
– 2 tablespoons/30g butter
– 1/2 cup/45g pearl barley
– salt and pepper
– a sprig of thyme
– 2 1/2 cups/600ml vegetable stock
– 2 sticks of celery
1) Slice carrots, fry on low heat with butter and seasonings.
2) After a couple of minutes, add barley (about 2 handfuls), and keep frying for about 10 minutes.
3) Add vegetable stock, cover and simmer over low heat for about an hour.
4) In the last five minutes, add celery. When celery is soft, put soup in a blender and puree.
Water or diet soda to drink.
Plain, microwave popcorn, no salt or butter
Water, diet soda, herbal/green tea with one teaspoon of honey
Vegetarian Chocolate Chile:
– 1 cup/7oz/200g green beans
– 14oz/400g canned kidney beans
– 15 button mushrooms or
8 cup mushrooms
– 1 1/4 cups/7oz/200g sweetcorn
– 1 chili (to taste)
– 14oz/400g canned tomatoes
– 4 tablespoons tomato puree
– 1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
– 2 cloves garlic
– 2 teaspoons dry mixed herbs or
a handful of fresh herbs
– 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Dice chili and mix with tomatoes, puree, vinegar, herbs, garlic and cocoa.
Chop green beans, and lightly fry in olive oil with sliced onion. Add mushrooms, beans, corn and fry for another couple of minutes. Add sauce, and simmer 10-15 minutes.
Water, diet soda or skimmed milk
Water or Green/Herbal tea, unsweetened
I am not a vegetarian, and I would most definitively make this meal plan part of my routine! My goal is to eat healthy and not be bored with the same old “rabbit-food” that characterizes most diets. I also do not like to be hungry, and by eating the recommended 5-6 times a day, it is highly unlikely that this will be the case. In short, the low glycemic diet caters to both type of eaters, the die-hard protein lovers, and the passionate vegetarian community (…and everybody in between!). Today at days, all cuisine, including vegetarian cuisine, can be excitingly creative and include ingredients which are not only healthy, but add a delicious twist to any meal.