My daughter has a site on Facebook she started. And you can also find it on the internet. The site is "Vegan Kitchen Gone Wild". She has all kinds of recipes and other helpful diet hints. I have tried a lot of the foods she makes for her site. And you cant tell much change from those that are made with flour or sugars. So if you would like to check out her site she would appreciate it also. And to anyone else out there. She even makes a lot of deserts. It has a lot of other information on health tips. 1463 days ago
Give Raw Almond Butter a try for sandwiches. I say "RAW" b/c it has lots of great nutrients in it that the roasted almond butter doesn't have. It takes some getting used to. I also use a VEGAN protein from pea and artichokes. I use this for my smoothies. You can get something like what I use at a Vitamin Shop or Vitamin Center (stores). To add more greens, I add NANO GREENS to my smoothies. One scoop equals 10 veggies. This product tastes really good too. THe former (protein) really doesn't have a taste. My friends that have tried the vegetarian life end up being carb crazy b/c unlike you, they don't do their homework. Sounds like you will excel if you continue to ask for help. I'm not a vegetarian. I don't eat red meat, but the portions of meat I have are few and small. THis is why I supplement with protein powder. When I need my protein count to go up and I'm tired of powder or nuts, I gravitate toward cottage cheese and yogurt. PS I think STR458 has come up with a cool trick that works for her....(and her videos are pretty funny too), but gelatin isn't vegetarian (iow it's an animal product), so I'm not sure if that's worth anything to you and since I don't know your ethical reason for trying vegetarianism, you might want to know that it's not taken from an animal like milk for yogurt and cheese. But gelatin is in a lot of things like our capsule pills, marshmallows and more. It's just a bit of some non-essential and sometimes useless bits of info I have floating around in my brain! Good Luck. Please report back to us! It's quite a quest you have going! 1463 days ago
Deli meat isn't too bad if you get something like Applegate Organics... it's lower sodium and no nitrates. But I shouldn't be convincing you back to the dark side LOL
I'd look into some processed vegan products if you get into a bind with recipes... seems like they make more vegan things than vegetarian products and you'll benefit off of it even if you aren't doing vegan so yeah. Don't know if you have a Whole Foods but that have a ton of vegan products which are of course vegetarian as well.
I wonder if Spark Recipes has vegetarian recipes.. you should check. Maybe some clean eating recipes are vegetarian as well. So I'd look up "clean eating" and "vegetarian" or "vegan" in Google. Vegan seems to be like this trendy thing so you might be able to use it to your advantage even though you're going only vegetarian.
Yeah so I guess that's about the only way I can help.. seeing as tho I like meat and dairy and would never become vegan or vegetarian for any length of time LOL 1463 days ago
yogurt is protein ! popcorn is a grain ! you can take it from there how easy it is to fill the produce bowl with hand grabbing (no cooking) foods for a month...don't forget nuts & dried fruits instead of candy
*I personally add a 4-serving box powder gelatin to plain no fat yogurt quart for sugar free flavoring as a regular full meal
have a great day 1463 days ago
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