I’m a vegetarian but I want to go vegan. My parents aren’t very supportive with my vegan choice so I haven’t done it yet. I have to make my own food and I’m not that great at cooking. Does anyone know some good easy recipes or an easy way to get my parents to help me? And some ways to get more protein.
Look at the Peta links to answer any concerns over protein, iron, vitamin-b’s etc. (: Dairy is just as bad as meat for the environment and animals! Switch to soy or almond milk, check to get yourself some bread without dairy/eggs (not that hard, many kinds I buy that are whole wheat are animal product free!), make a ton of beans/lentils/whatever protein base you enjoy to keep round for easy meals, and look into recipe books!
Protein= whole grains, beans, lentils, peanut butter, almond butter, pumpkin seeds/sunflower seeds, soy milk, any soy product (try soy crisps! protein & fiber but they taste like a chip!), and actually 1 cup of broccoli = 5g protein so though not an excellent source eating your veggies does help a bit Also seitan, try vegan jerky Primal brand it’s delicious and non-soy but high protein/really healthy (Thai Peanut flavor!)
A great way to get your parents on board is by showing them how much animals suffer on factory farms. Have them visit http://www.peta2.com/feature/glass-walls/ and explain to them why this is so important to you. Oh, and cooking them up a delicious vegan meal always works!
You should def get the peta college cookbook. The receipes are super easy and you don’t need a stove. As for protein you can make crispy tofu stir frys (love them), beans (all kinds), quinoa (similar to rice), meat replacements like gardein.
There are also lots of recipes here on peta2 that are easy. Perhaps try and get your family to do meatless mondays but expand to dairy-egg-free dinner that way they will see that cooking vegan isn’t hard and it can taste really good. You can use gardein for these meals if you like and I bet they’ll like them. Also as for milk and butter, you can get these subs very easily. Walmart has almond, soy, rice milk and earth balance ‘buttery spread’.
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