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    Profile photo of ChristineWilson

    Over a year ago

    Hey guys! So I’ve been vegetarian since I was 12. This summer that will be 10 years of not eating meat. I would like to try to consume less animal products and I would like some help. I have tried a vegan diet before and it did not go well for me. Essentially it is only easy if I can stop everything and revolve my life around food. (As it is, I usually only have time for 2 meals a day) I am allergic to all types of nuts, bananas and I am mildly allergic to soy. I live in an area that is stuck in 1985, so if I go out to eat finding a vegetarian option is difficult. Unfortunately that means, in most cases, there is not a vegan option. I want to start making more vegan choices, but I don’t know how or where to start. Thanks <3

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  • Profile photo of Fit4Life111

    Over a year ago

    I really enjoy the naked drinks/juices and those similar. They are filling, yummy, and animal product free. You should be able to find plenty of them that don’t contain bananas.

    I will sometimes sneak ‘vegan’ stuff into restaurants. For example, I will order spaghetti with tomato sauce and than sneak in a cube of tofu to sprinkle on top (You could mix in some bean crumbs or something similar)

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    Over a year ago

    I agree with @nomeatnodairynoproblem Nutritional shakes are a fantastic way to go. I think the hardest part may be finding one that isn’t soy-based, but -is- vegan. They are generally made with either soy or whey. I have seen a few made with rice. And you can always get the green powders that have a ton of nutrients, you’ll just have to find your protein somewhere else. (also consider homemade juices if you have time and a juicer).
    An additional option, if you happen to have access to a dehydrator, is making your own granola bars. That way you’ll have ready to go snacks, and you’ll know exactly what is in them. The only downside is that they take at least 8 hours to dry in a dehydrator, but you can make enough for the whole week.
    I LOVELOVELOVE using the dehydrator for making healthy vegan snacks.
    Other than that, pasta, beans, oatmeal, rice, fruits and veg.

    There will always be at least one vegan option at a restaurant. Sometimes it may be a salad that includes only lettuce and tomato – but that’s just to be expected when we’re vegans in a non-vegan world.
    Another thing is when you go out to eat, don’t be afraid to ask questions about everything. Is there butter in the corn? Is there milk in this? are there eggs in that? etc. etc. Sometimes you’ll be surprised how many vegan options there are.

    The most important thing, of course, is DON’T GIVE UP

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    Over a year ago

    Congrats on 10 years! Awesome!
    I only eat one meal per day and if I had to eat two I’d just throw some stuff in a sack before leaving the house.
    If you don’t have time to make nutritious food, consider purchasing powders online so that you can blend your own shakes & get all your nutrients in one cup. Then, for the rest of the day, you can just eat whatever you want (low or high nutrition) just so long as it doesn’t contain any animal products, or anything you’re allergic to..
    If you want, you could blend enough for two cups and bring one with you in a thermos.

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  • Profile photo of ChristineWilson

    Over a year ago

    Also, I can’t eat anything that may contain nuts. I ate seeds that came from the same company that packages nuts and my throat swelled like a balloon. I also have a muscle problem where they snap and break due to lack of nutrition. (This is NOT from being a vegetarian. This is from me not making time to take care of myself and actually eat proper meals)

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