Vegetarians don't eat tuna. Some who call themselves vegetarians opt to eat tuna and other fish, but the North American Vegetarian Society considers those people "would-be vegetarians."Continue Reading
The Vegetarian Society says that fish hasn't ever been acceptable for vegetarians because fish are cold-blooded animals who are sometimes subjected to cruelty. The NAVS points out that fish feel pain and fear when hooked or netted, and turtles, dolphins and other animals often die when they become entangled in nets meant for fish.
For some vegetarians, eating a proper amount of protein is the driving force behind the desire to eat tuna. Vegetarians can eat beans, lentils, nuts and tofu to get the protein they need, according to ChooseMyPlate.gov. Some ovo-vegetarians opt to eat eggs as a source of protein.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets
As of October 2015, certain shows on the Live Well Network feature vegetarian recipes. Some are on the network's website. For instance, "Let's Dish" offers Curried Vegetable Pot Pie, Spinach and Kale Stuffed Pasta Shells, and Tempeh Burrito Filling.Full Answer >
Vegetarians can eat cheese, because dairy products are included in a vegetarian diet. A vegan diet, however, is more restrictive and does not allow animal products, such as cheese or eggs. According to the New York Times, 7.3 million Americans consider themselves to be vegetarian.Full Answer >
A good low-carb, vegetarian diet includes enough sources of protein while avoiding meat and manages to stay between 50 and 150 grams of carbohydrates consumed per day. Non-starchy vegetables are the staple of such a diet due to their nutritional value and usually have 5 grams of carbs per serving or less. Leafy greens, mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach and broccoli are examples of low-carb vegetables.Full Answer >
To follow a vegetarian diet, remember to get enough protein, vitamins and minerals from non-animal food sources. This includes eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking soy milk and eating protein-rich foods like beans and lentils.Full Answer >