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My child development instructor has given us an assignment to list several items from each of the food groups and put each list in alphabetical order. I would like to create a vegan<br><br>
version. Suggestions?<br><br>
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Sea vegetables should be included for they contain a wide array of minerals in very high amounts. They also have amino-acids that are normally only found in animal products. They should be an important part of anyone's diet regardless of whether they are vegan, vegetarian,omni,etc.
 

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<a href="http://www.veganfoodpyramid.com" target="_blank">http://www.veganfoodpyramid.com</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I always thought that the vegan food pyramid from that site should have "at least 15 minutes of sunlight three times a week." written by the cool little sun they have in the pic. You know, vitamin D and all that.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
...well I wrote it in on my version so yeah.
 

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Since this is a class assignment, I'm assuming you have to use a set definition of the "basic food groups". Why don't you post those, and then it will be easy for folks to come up with vegan examples (unless one of the groups is "meat and eggs").
 

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Right. I should have done that in the first place.<br><br>
Our textbook uses the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.<br><br>
It starts with bread, cereal rice and pasta group,<br><br>
vegetable group,<br><br>
fruit group,<br><br>
milk,yogurt, and cheese group,(needs vegan substitutes)<br><br>
meat,poultry,fish,dry beans,eggs, and nuts group,(needs vegan substitutes)<br><br>
fats,oils, and sweets group.<br><br>
I can think of a few ideas, but would love some suggestions.
 

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The "dairy" group is generally based on things that provide calcium, so soy milk, calcium fortified OJ, and even some vegetables fit into that group, even if they also fit into other groups, like the OJ being fruit.<br><br><br><br>
For the "meat" group, they're looking for high protein sources, so any nuts, beans, and legumes work for you. How about peas, soy, tofu, peanut butter, etc? Think about what you ate today, and I'm sure you've got plenty of stuff to put in there.<br><br><br><br>
Fats, oils, and sweets is an actual group now? The only vegan fatty stuff I eat is flax seeds (for omega-3 fatty acids), nuts, and peanut butter, but the nuts and peanut butter are more along the lines of the protein group. I suppose vegan dark chocolate and Twizzlers are good examples of sweets. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 
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