I'm afraid that if I turn vegan I won't be able to vary my meals?
you can DEFINITELY vary your meals!! here’s some examples:
breakfast pancakes, smoothies, nice cream (which a huge range of flavours - strawberry, mango, chocolate, peanut butter, sticky date, orange, lemon and lime, coconut, summer fruits, persimmon, fig, cashew nut butter, grape.. anything you can think of!), oatmeal (again, with a trillion toppings), granola with almond milk and berries, toast with PB&J, tofu scramble with toast, veggies and beans, green juices, (or any juices!), vegan muffins, bagels, fruit platters, cereal with soy milk, chia pudding, overnight oats
snacks all kinds of fruit, nuts, seeds, raw desserts, vegan pastries (donuts, caramel slice, shortbread, muffins, fairy cakes, cookies) granola bars, ‘rawnola’, dates, dried fruit, whole food bars, toast, smoothies, (soy/almond/rice/coconut) milkshakes, protein shakes (soy protein), carrots with hummus, ice cream (vegan obvs), coyo coconut yoghurts, raw juices, vegan chocolate
lunch toastie with avocado, hummus, grated carrot and BBQ sauce, jacket potato with beans, nutritional yeast and a big salad, a big salad with rice, hummus, fruits, all the veggies you want!, PB&J sandwiches, jam and banana sandwiches, vegemite on toast, tomato and nutritional yeast grilled sandwich/panini/bagel/english muffin, teacakes (might just be a British thing idk), pasta salad, smoothie bowls, nana nice cream, big (massive hehe) smoothies, more fruit platters, tortilla wraps with beans, rice, guac and nachos!
dinner sweet potato fries with guac, chickpeas and a salad, stir fry with all the veggies and rice noodles, veggie lasagne, spaghetti with tomato sauce and veggies, coconut curry, potato curry, dhal, lentil curry, chilli con beans, rice and veggies, rice and veggies with sauce, potato wedges with beans and veggies, bean burgers, veggie burgers, chickpea curry, soup and chunky bread, hot pot with loads of heart warming veggies like potato and carrots and broccoli, etc., chinese noodles (not egg noodles obvs) with veggies and sauce, burritos/fajitas, massive salads with potato and rice and all your favourite veggies!
you can vary your meals on a vegan diet just as much as any other diet! it just requires swapping meat for something healthier and (imo) yummier!! xxx
I became vegetarian, border line vegan, and was making me sick. At least we think it was because of my new eating habits.... My mom thinks is because I'm not getting enuf protein?? How do I get enuf protein at a vegan?
You get protein by eating food. The vegan/vegetarian protein deficiency is a complete myth. Your body has to be literally starving to death, you have to be not eating food. This is why protein deficiency isn’t something you hear of, not in countries most of us live in, anyway. Omnivores eat too much animal protein, which causes health issues. Some good high energy foods are Quinoa, Pumpkin seeds, Soy and almond milk, Beans and lentils, Peanut butter, Nuts in general, Tofu, Chickpeas & hummus, Veggie burgers, Soy yogurt, Bagels..could go on forever. Just make sure you’re getting enough calories and good fats.