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8/17/14 2:58 P

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Just don't sweat the small stuff...don't make it an all or nothing plan..you can plan meals that both you and your husband can enjoy by making every thing veggie and and the meat to your husband meal (spaghetti, tacos, ect)

Start with the fruit and veggies you like and then start adding one new veggie a week until your liking more veggies...that is what i did to add more veggies to my meals...I would try one veggie with several recipes and ideas on how to use them every week.

And now I enjoy alot more veggies in my meals.

oh don't try to make everything sooo different and try too many things all at once, keeping it simple.

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emoticon Making the transition with a carnivore hubby was hard for me in the beginning. I did my homework and found recipes for vegan sausages and burgers so I can have my BBQ when he has his. Thankfully for me the only veggie I hate is okra. emoticon

One way I found to make salads interesting is to add berries and nuts to them. There are a lot of vegan salad dressings now, I found a really good raspberry one. I also eat a lot of fruit, nuts and legumes. I found a substitute for mayo. Wildwood makes a "Zesty Garlic Aioli" that is vegan. And there are tons of websites for vegan cooking. One of my favorites is ohsheglows.com .

I hope these help.

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8/17/14 10:57 A

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When I was in high school, I had a friend-of-a-friend who was vegan, and at that point all I could think was "What the heck does he eat?!" Now that I'm older, I am now looking into vegan-ism in both the nutritional and humanitarian viewpoints. I am really in seeing if it is something I can do.

I'm not a huge red-meat fan (though my husband is, but he won't be doing this with me), but I love chicken and shell-fish. One of the main problems I will encounter is the fact that there aren't a lot of vegetables I like! In fact, I hate (and I mean HATE) celery and green peppers. I'm sure there are ways to cook other veggies to make them appetizing, but it will definitely be a learning curve.I enjoy spinach, edamame, leafy greens in salads, and others - so maybe I can fill up on those. I love fruits, but I usually only have access to grocery-store produce, which means the fruit is mainly flavorless. I typically buy all of my fruit canned or frozen. I am looking for some good cookbooks, and have a list of "vegan-approved" foods. I love to bake, so finding vegan desert recipes will be a necessity. I'm not concerned about "low-fat vegan", I think doing that would sabotage my efforts lol.

It will take a while to make the change - I'm not going to waste foods I already have in my fridge/freezer. I am planning to start by adding more fruits/veggies, switching to almond-milk, and cutting out other dairy products. I think it will be easier if I can discover how to satisfy myself by filling up on vegan-friendly foods during the day and having my normal dinner(s) until my pantry is converted. I would love to talk to others who have made the lifestyle change - support is always welcome!

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