1) Haha, peanut butter is definitely NOT a veggie. I would consider it a healthy fat (provided you get the least processed kind) and protein.
2) Since some brands of almond milk can have more calcium than dairy milk, I think you could consider a dairy serving, or better yet, a dairy alternative.
3) Eating a lot of food with fewer calories - veggies. Veggies veggies veggies!! Including, but not limited to bell peppers, carrots, celery, spinach, romaine lettuce, kale, cucumbers, broccoli; all good choices to fill you up with not a lot of calories but lots of nutrition.
4) I'm a vegetarian, and I get at least 75g of protein everyday without protein powder or protein bars. Some of my protein sources are eggs, egg whites, cheese, greek yogurt, beans, tempeh, brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, 100% whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, almonds, peanut butter, etc. Consume at least 15g of protein every meal. Try new foods!
5) The best way to start eating healthy and not being hungry is limited processed foods, white bread, white pastas, basically foods with a high glycemic index (this is a great list. The lower the glycemic index, the less it effects your blood sugar, thus not making you hungry shortly after your meal/snack: www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_i
) and again, eat lots of veggies and fruit! But make sure you eat enough protein.
Edited by: KRISTEN_SAYS at: 1/24/2013 (13:17)