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DMGODDESS's Photo DMGODDESS Posts: 939
5/23/09 9:48 P

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I would suggest using SparkPeople's menu planning feature. Get it set up for no meat and see what it has to say.

We (hubby and I) used it to help us get started on dieting. Had some decent recipe ideas. After a couple of weeks or so, you should have a good idea as to how you should be eating!

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5/21/09 9:35 P

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I don't know if I'll be very helpful, especially since I didn't really follow any meal plans when I got started as a vegetarian 13 years ago.

There are a few cookbooks that have meal plans in them, if you want to browse your local bookstore or library to look at them (especially before making a purchase).
** I found that Meatless Meals for Working People (while using a lot of canned and prepackaged foods, is good for people on tight schedules) to be helpful; but I gave it to my sister, so I don't remember if it had meal plans.
** Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People is small and has meal plans based on the recipes in the book. I haven't started using it yet, but I found it very helpful to get started (I bought groceries to begin this weekend).
** Simply Vegan is one to look at. It's about the same size as Raw Foods and not only has meal plans but a lot of other helpful information.

Since I'm at work and can't see my collection of cookbooks, that's all I can remember for now. I hope that you get a chance to look at these and find what you're looking for. Good luck!


Lisa :)

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5/1/09 6:44 P

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I would like to become a vegetarian. I have read several books and tried some recipes (which I loved), but I find the meal planning very confusing. How do you start planning, around grains? I did find some sample meal plans, but they did not give good directions on where to start, especially if you are brand new to this. Any ideas? emoticon

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