Want to eat more as a vegan

jaz050465
jaz050465 Posts: 3,573 Member
I have been a vegetarian for years but rely a lot on eggs, cheese and quorn. I'd like to eat more in a vegan way as eating eggs and cheese makes me feel very bloated. I know I can eat nuts, lentils, chick peas etc but would love to have a look at people's diaries to see what they do with these- particularly light lunches. Can anyone who think their diaries are suitable, let me know please. Alternatively, I'd love some lunch suggestions.

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  • fitatlastforme
    fitatlastforme Posts: 21 Member
    Hi my diary is open.

    For lunches I usually prep at the weekend so I'm prepared for the week, usually a lentil or bean dish (stew/soup/loaf) that I can add veg to or maybe a grain depending how hungry I'm feeling and usually follow with some fruit and nuts. I tend to be hungrier in the day rather than the evening so my lunches are not necessarily light!
  • Kara52217
    Kara52217 Posts: 363 Member
    Google;
    Kida are vegan too garlic linguine We make asparagus with ours :-)

    That is a favorite of ours!

    I like the happy herbivore for recipes too!
    Hubby is. Vegan and I will go back to doing it once the baby is born.
  • jaz050465
    jaz050465 Posts: 3,573 Member
    Hi my diary is open.

    For lunches I usually prep at the weekend so I'm prepared for the week, usually a lentil or bean dish (stew/soup/loaf) that I can add veg to or maybe a grain depending how hungry I'm feeling and usually follow with some fruit and nuts. I tend to be hungrier in the day rather than the evening so my lunches are not necessarily light!

    Thanks. Some nice ideas. I'm looking for lighter snacks as well though.
  • tomatini
    tomatini Posts: 111
    You're welcome to add me if you want to look at my diary. I eat a vegan diet and generally try to eat at least 60g of protein per day.
  • Luvmyhubby222
    Luvmyhubby222 Posts: 190 Member
    You can check out my past entries. I have been down with a cold, so I haven't logged in much. Good for you!
  • kirlia
    kirlia Posts: 153
    I added you so you an look at my diary. Not to flatter myself or anything, but my food choices are usually pretty fantastic. (Except on weekends...)
  • jaz050465
    jaz050465 Posts: 3,573 Member
    One thing I'm realising is that I'm going to have to take a regular trip to a health food shop as my local supermarket doesn't sell half the stuff that people are using.
  • pdworkman
    pdworkman Posts: 1,567 Member
    I do 95% of my shopping at the grocery store. Pretty much the only things I get at the health food store are things like buckwheat flour that I need for my grain-free baking. The occasional smoked tofu, but pretty much everything else comes from the grocery store.
  • jaz050465
    jaz050465 Posts: 3,573 Member
    I'm in the Uk and in an area where there are very few vegetarians- let alone vegans!!! I can't even get tofu at my local supermarket. Lots of people's diaries seem to contain lots of branded specialised stuff.
  • kkerri
    kkerri Posts: 279 Member
    You can add me if you want.

    I make a lot of bean dishes, so no need to go to a fancy store. I usually have vegetarian chili for lunch (make a pot and it lasts most fo the week and is cheap).
  • jaz050465
    jaz050465 Posts: 3,573 Member
    Just got Happy a herbivore cookbook. It looks good.
  • shaynak112
    shaynak112 Posts: 815 Member
    Hah, even in Toronto, the kind of tofu I like is hard to find. There are 3 grocery stores where I do shopping and they are all out of the firm tofu. :( I think I'm going to have to go to the Asian supermarket (far out of my way though) - just for tofu!!

    Anyway. Baked tofu. Marinate it in soy sauce and other spices and just bake it. It makes for a great snack!! :)