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8/14/11 9:30 P

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My college... I can't eat anything in the caf. I'm vegan and I live in the south. And my college is more of a local college so I'm kinda screwed haha. But they actually had a lot of vegetarian options. But the veggies, were cooked in a lot of butter. The fruit? I only saw grapes surrounded by like a cheese fort. The salads were already dressed with dressing that looked like it had milk in it. So I plan on snacking on fruits, veggies, and nuts through out the hours.

I take no vitamins or anything. I used to take the Flinstones ones when I was really young. For my fiber and protein.... green veggies (broccoli, spinach, etc.), boca chicken patty, tofu, nuts, soymilk. I just love those things naturally and eat them at home. I'm a first year student and starting tomorrow so I plain on just taking some of those things to school.

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3/2/10 6:25 A

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Don't get me started on the vegetarian options. I'm studying in England, so the variety of fruits and vegetables is a lot worse than in the states. Our dining hall meals are literally pasta in tomato sauce or some sort of cheese/vegetable tart, some sort of frozen vegetable, and chips (french fries.) *Some* times they'll have iceberg lettuce for a salad, but forget a salad bar.

I normally deal with it by eating breakfast and lunch on my own. I have yogurt with bran cereal for breakfast, so I start the day with protein and fiber, and then some sort of egg and grain for lunch (my favorite is to cook pasta, and then stir one egg and one egg white into the pasta while it's still warm until it's cooked. Sounds weird but really good.) Try and eat egg whites--they're basically solid protein. If I eat well up until dinner, I'm not so worried about the horribleness of our hall food.

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2/27/10 4:20 P

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Ya its pretty hard but i've found that eating more dairy products helps me get enough protein. I really enjoy eating Boca products much better than MorningStar, but that's just personal preference they are both really easy to cook. My doctor just told me to take a multivitamin every morning too.

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2/27/10 4:06 P

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Ya its pretty hard but i've found that eating more dairy products helps me get enough protein. I really enjoy eating Boca products much better than MorningStar, but that's just personal preference they are both really easy to cook. My doctor just told me to take a multivitamin every morning too.

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10/31/09 11:02 A

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This Spark People article lists lots of foods and their protein values. Hope it helps!

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10/27/09 6:07 P

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I don't take a ton of supplements (just a prenatal vitamin). As far as protein, I actually very rarely have tofu (because I can't stand the texture). I get a lot of nuts, seeds and nut butters. Also, if you eat dairy (cheese & milk), that is a great protein option. Beans and legumes. Avocado has some. You may also want to look into meatless options like Morning Star. You might have to cook these yourself but the "Chic Patties" are great in a toaster surprisingly. Twice on the highest setting usually gets them perfectly cooked.

Liz

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10/26/09 10:54 P

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How do other vegetarians deal with meatless options. Any good protein suggestions. My cafeteria has awful tofu and limited choices. I'm basically deficient in all sorts of vitamins and take supplements. Does anyone else have this issue?

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