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Hi Ladies! I have been vegan for three years….ok, ok I eat cheese and sometimes other toppings like sour cream or cream cheese in moderation, I just love it, but I cut out all dairy/meat otherwise. No milk, no eggs, no fish, no meat. Anyway, even though I have been doing this for 3 years, I am really struggling with recipes or even just meal ideas! I never know what to make/cook and I end up eating out all the time which is even harder so idk why I do that haha! Or i make the same thing over and over again and then I am sick of it!
My diet is TERRIBLE. I try to take a vitamin everyday but other than that, my diet offers no nutrition. Can anyone offer any vegan recipe/meal ideas? or even good ways to stay on track with the right vegan diet? I hate cheating on my diet because even though I like the taste of cheese it just grosses me out (by the way, in case anyone was wondering, I went vegan because the fact that meat and dairy comes from animals is just so gross to me. I even hated meat when I was little)!
A little help would be appreciated 🙂
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@futuremrs1986: you rock ! thank you!
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@Mick26: You say your diet offers no nutrition, what exatly are you eating? Do you eat faux meats? (Some are suprisingly good!)
Food ideas: butternut squash quesadillas, oven kale “chips”, vegetable/lentil/potato soups, general tsos tofu, vetetable pot pies, quiona with roasted vegetables, vegetable stir fries, bean burgers/bean “roasts”, portabella mushroom sandwiches.. I could go on forever!
I wish I were vegetarian. I hate cooking meats. Oh, the things we do for our husbands!
Post # 6
Definitely get Appetite for Reduction! I’m not trying to lose weight, I just loooove the recipes. They’re healthy and easy. I also like the 30-minute Vegan and Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites. Check out the Post Punk Kitchen. Isa has tons of great recipes. Also Chloe Coscarelli.
Some of my staple, super easy to make, healthy dishes are:
– Black bean burritos
– Whole wheat pasta with tofu or chickpeas, veggies (I like the California blend), in a garlic and olive oil sauce
– Tempeh stir fry
– Whole wheat wrap with leafy greens, tofu, veganaise (vegan mayo), italian spices, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil
– frozen falafel from Trader Joe’s with veggies and some sort of starch
Definitely check out Trader Joe’s. They have a ton of their own brand vegan stuff that is really good and reasonably priced. Also, you can get vegan versions of sour cream, cream cheese, etc. that are lower in fat and cholesterol. Field Roast makes AMAZING vegan sausages and I love Gardein “chicken” fingers for those nights when I need to just heat something up in the toaster and be done.
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Definitely check out ohsheglows.com as someone has already suggested. That’s one of the first blogs I got into when I became vegan approximately 4 years ago. Also happyherbivore.com is another one of my favorites. I have all of the happy herbivore cookbooks on the kindle app on my phone and I can easily refer to them while I’m cooking or while on the way to the grocery store. I find it to be very convenient. Happy Herbivore also does meal plans if you’re worried about eating a well rounded diet, they are worth checking out for sure. hope that helped some!
Post # 8
edible perspective is a good website as well for vegan and vegetarian foods.
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I love mushroom risotto, you can make it without adding parmesan and butter.
Post # 10
@Mick26: I make a “tuna” salad that’s very good! You make it the same way you’d make your regular tuna salad, except replace the tuna with a can of drained, rinsed, and mashed garbanzo beans! The skin on the beans kinda flakes like fish, and I’ve fed it to people before and they had no idea it was not tuna!
Post # 11
I second Happpy Herbivore. I just love and adore her. She’s starting to do little videos as well, one week she did her cheater pad thai. So yummy!