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Scarsdale Vegetarian Diet

When on the Vegetarian Scarsdale Diet, you must drink at least 4 glasses of water per day. You may drink as much diet soda and unsweetened tea as you like.

You can add any of the following seasonings or condiments to your foods : salt, pepper, herbs like oregano, lemon, vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and mustard. Be sure to consult your doctor before starting any diet.


Scarsdale Vegetarian Diet


Vegetables not permitted on the Scarsdale Medical Diet:

Dry Beans (baked beans, lentilsm dry white beans, red kidney beans, lima beans, chick peas, black-eyed peas, etc; except soybeans, which are permitted in the Vegetarian diet), Sweet potatoes/Yams


Any day, for lunch or dinner, you may substitute a hot or cold vegetable plate, any vegetable you like-except for those not permitted.

Accompany vegetables with one baked potato sprinkled with salt and chives, if desired.
Or, 1/2 cup boiled rice may be substituted for potato.
Or, 1 slice protein bread, toasted with no-sugar jam or jelly, if desired
Or, you may have 4 oz. cooked soybeans instead (1 ounce uncooked)
On salads, you may use lemon or vinegar or other no-fat diet dressings.


Breakfast Every Day:

1/2 grapefruit or other fruit in season
1 slice of protein bread, toasted, spread with no-sugar jam or jelly, if desired
Tea/coffee/herb tea (no sugar, cream or milk)




Watercress (or broccoli) soup
Baked potato with low-fat cottage cheese & chives OR 1 oz. uncooked/ 4 oz. cooked soybeans
6 halves of walnuts or pecans
Baked Apple
Tea/coffee/herb tea


2 slices cheese of your choice on lettuce
Artichoke hearts (no oil), cucumbers, radishes
1 slice protein bread, toasted
Canteloupe or watermelon or sliced orange
Tea/coffee/herb tea




Fruit Salad -as much as you wantany kind of fruit with lettuce, celery
1 slice of protein bread, toasted spread with no-sugar jam or jelly, if desired
Tea/coffee/herb tea


Acorn Squash with cooked apples
Hot or Cold Vegetables, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, all you want
4 olives
Tea/coffee/herb tea




Cheese Stuffed Tomato
Broiled mushrooms, zucchini and carrots
1 slice of protein bread toasted
Tea/coffee/herb tea


Asparagus (or cauliflower, or broccoli) Au Gratin
Pineapples and Squash with nuts
Green salad and tomatoes
1 slice protein bread, toasted
Tea/coffee/herb tea




Low-fat cottage cheese with sliced scallions, radishes, cucumbers
1 slice of protein bread toasted OR 1oz uncooked/4oz cooked soybeans
Tea/coffee/herb tea


Cooked Eggplant sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese and tomatoe sauce
Green salad with choice of Scarsdale Diet low-calorie dressings
Fresh fruit cup with squeeze of lemon or lime, minced mint leaves
Tea/coffee/herb tea




Assorted cheese slices
1 slice protein bread, toasted
Peach or pear
Tea/coffee/herb tea


Onion bouillion, with low-fat croutons
Stewed vegetables
No-sugar applesauce with 6 walnuts orpecans
Tea/coffee/herb tea




Fruit salad, any kind, as much as you want, with low-fat pot cheese or cottage cheese, on lettuce or other greens
1 slice of protein bread, toasted
Tea/coffee/herb tea


Vegetable Cheese Casserole served with 1/2 cup no-sugar applesauce sprinkled with 1 tablespoon raisins
Sliced Tomato and lettuce with vinegar and lemon dressing or no-fat diet dressing
Tea/coffee/herb tea




Cheese Stuffed tomato
Boiled or mashed potato (no butter) with 1 tablespoon low-fat sour cream and chives OR 1 oz uncooked/ 4 oz cooked soybeans
Stewed fruit; use sugar substitute if desired
Tea/coffee/herb tea


Vegetarian Chow mein on rice
Salad of lettuce, sliced tomatoes
Sliced pineapple or pineapple chunks ( if canned, packed in its own juice or water- not sugar sweetened syrup)
Tea/coffee/herb tea



for any lunch, any day, on the Scarsdale Vegetarian Diet you can eat:

1/2 cup low-fat pot cheese or cottage cheese
Sliced fruit, all you want
One tablespoon of low-fat sour cream topping or mixed with the fruit
6 halves of walnuts or pecans, chopped and mixed with or sprinkled over the fruit
Coffee/tea/no-sugar diet soda of any flavor

REPEAT THE DAILY MENUS for your second week on the Scarsdale Vegetarian Diet

AFTER YOUR TWO WEEKS on the Scarsdale Vegetarian Diet, if you still want to lose more pounds to get down to your desired weight go on two weeks of Keep-Trim Eating, as outlined in The Scarsdale Medical Diet book (available at libraries and bookstores). Following that period, return to two more weeks on the vegetarian diet.

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