No Meat, No Money, No Problem! Cheap Vegetarian Meals Quiz
by Staff
Health and environmental reasons aside, there's one aspect of eating vegetarian meals that might have escaped your notice: They're cheap. This quiz will help you bone up on the benefits of vegetarian eating -- both for your body and your wallet.

How many variations of a vegetarian diet are there?

  • two
  • three
  • four

What's a flexitarian?

  • someone who eats meat but not dairy
  • someone who eats seafood but not dairy or meat
  • someone who eats meat and dairy but only occasionally

What's the minimum number of servings of fruits and vegetables that adults should eat every day?

  • four
  • five
  • six

What constitutes one serving of fruits and vegetables?

  • 2/3 cups
  • 3/4 cup
  • 1 cup

Is it best to eat your fruits and vegetables raw or to cook them?

  • raw
  • cooked
  • It depends.

What's the best way to cook vegetables so they retain the most nutrients?

  • steaming
  • boiling
  • microwaving
  • It depends.

About how much more expensive is beef than fruit?

  • twice
  • three times
  • four times

Which is more expensive per pound: fruits or vegetables?

  • fruits
  • vegetables

Many vegetables lose nutrients when they're canned, but _____ fare well.

  • carrots
  • beans
  • peas

What's the biggest nutritional difference between dried and canned beans?

  • Canned beans have more sodium.
  • Canned beans have fewer calories.
  • Dried beans have less protein.

What nutrient are vegans prone to be deficient in?

  • vitamin C
  • phosphate
  • vitamin B12

What does vitamin B12 do?

  • It regulates your breathing rate.
  • It makes red blood cells.
  • It helps your bones absorb calcium.

What's the best way for vegans to get vitamin B12?

  • tofu
  • supplements
  • meat substitutes

What's a good substitute for pine nuts, which can be pretty pricey?

  • sunflower seeds
  • peanuts
  • macadamia nuts

Which of these are the best non-meat sources of protein?

  • nuts, broccoli, cottage cheese
  • spinach, legumes and mushrooms
  • milk, nuts and legumes

Spinach is known as a superfood. What are its three most potent nutrients?

  • vitamin E, iron and calcium
  • vitamin K, vitamin A and manganese
  • selenium, iron and potassium

What are some other superfoods?

  • salmon, corn and peanuts
  • walnuts, pears and goat cheese
  • blueberries, oranges and soy

Which type of greens are the healthiest?

  • dark leaves
  • curly leaves
  • flat leaves

Which is more nutritious: summer or winter squash?

  • summer
  • winter

What's an inexpensive way to get omega-3 fatty acids?

  • salmon
  • flax seeds
  • broccoli