Whole Wheat Quick Bread With Banana and Slivered Almonds
Enjoy the benefits of whole grain with this easy-to-make quick bread! Homemade Banana-Nut Whole Wheat Bread takes about an hour from start to finish.

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Summer time is for high-energy fun and showing off your new bathing suit. Shape up and get active all naturally with the tiny but powerful cayenne red pepper. Find out how here.
How to prepare TVP (textured vegetable protein). This short video shows easy preparation to use as an excellent meat substitute.   Video source: Mary Curtis, The Practical Vegetarian, on YouTube.

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Alternative eating choices for everyone.

Whether or not you are a vegetarian, you will benefit from the information here.

Lose Weight

Reducing the amount of fat in your diet goes a long way to shedding the pounds. One way to lose weight is to substitute a lower-fat alternative to beef twice a week or more often. Soy and wheat gluten are ideal to trimming your waistline. Check out our recipes here.

Eat Healthy

TVP is low in fat and calories. It is an ideal choice to eat healthier because it is high in energy-boosting protein. Watch short video on textured vegetable protein here. This 3-minute video from The Practical Vegetarian Mary Curtis will show you how to prepare textured vegetable protein (t.v.p.) quickly for your lunch or dinner:

Read how to prepare textured vegetable protein. Quick and easy, it only takes a few seconds in a microwave so t.v.p. makes a high-energy low-calorie lunch at work too.

You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the benefits of textured vegetable protein (t.v.p.). Read how you can use textured vegetable protein as a hamburger supplement here. You'll also save money too and that's important (see below)!

Save Grocery Money

Is your budget feeling squeezed lately? Here's a solution: Save money by adding textured vegetable protein to hamburger - a tip from The Practical Vegetarian Mary Curtis.

Alternative Eating Choices for Everyone

You don't have to call yourself a vegetarian to enjoy the benefits of taking a break from meat once in a while. Vegetarian cook Mary Curtis shows you how to eat healthier and enjoy what you eat! Finding easy ways to replace fattening foods is easy here.