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Old 04-29-2004, 12:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Now that I've read up on becoming vegan, thanks to all your help, I'm interested in what you eat in a typical day, either with the kids and dp or on one's own. I'm excited, I want to go grocery shopping but I'd love some menu ideas first

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Yesterday we had:

breakfast:
buckwheat pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup
grapefruit juice

snack:
banana, orange, green apple, spinach, flax oil smoothie
bagel

Lunch:
rice crackers
avocados
roasted eggplant
almonds
lemon ginger tea

snack:
banana
marinated garlic (ds loves 'em)

dinner:
tofu, eggplant (can you tell we love eggplant), tomato sauce lasagna
spinach salad

I always have tea after dinner. Ds likes having some rice milk. We drink water throughout the day.
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ok zeal, im comin to your house to eat....


ok well we are pretty bad.. i havent gone grocery shopping... so we are eating bad bad things... :LOL well not too bad... i had an appt with a client yesterday so my dd at my aunts house...

Breakfast:

toast with apple slices and juice

snack:

apple (would of been bananas but dd ate them all a few days ago.. all at once :LOL)
carrots
sandwich

lunch:

left over chili

dinner:

dd: (rice, broccoli and tator tots.. my aunt not the healthiest person but not too bad)
me: veggie sub with kettle chips (it was late and i was exhausted... :LOL)


so far today... dd been eating apples.. i swear she can eat a 3lb bag in one day.. she loves her fruits and veggies.. we gotta go grocery shopping... i havent eaten yet... i will probably do more chili... :LOL yes i love my chili...

theres more but i cant remember what dd ate my aunts house...

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Zealsmom

That menu sounds delicious. How do you make marinated garilic?
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Keep em coming ladies! Thanks!

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heres a thread with lots of menus and ideas...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...38#post1390975

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Yesterday we had:

breakfast:
buckwheat pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup
How do you make vegan pancakes? I'm really not into margarine or fake butter.

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Buckwheat pancakes:
organic whole wheat flour
organic buckwheat flour
baking soda
baking powder
warm water
a bit of oil
dash of salt
(some date sugar or other sweetner if you want)

We always just throw it together, like most things we cook. Comes out great!
We don't do fake butter either usually, although I keep some of the less offensive stuff on hand for emergencies.

Marinated Garlic: Olive bar at our local Market of Choice. The kid can't stay away from them. I really should get a recipe when our CSA Organic farm starts delivering the really good stuff. I know my mother-in-law used to make them when we would visit them in Copenhagen so an easy recipe must exist.
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I was vegan for a few months before my dd was born.......
my question is, what's the easiest way to maintain a vegan lifestyle while assuring we are getting all of our vitamins and minerals each day?
My friends that are vegan are really big into cooking..... I am a really crappy cook and I need somewhat fast meals b/c I don't have a lot of time and energy to prepare them.
Could I still be a healthy vegan?

(Sorry, isosmom, I didn't mean to hijack your thread, I just didn't want to start a whole new vegan thread right over top of this one )
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Hi Candiland,

Sure it's possible to be a healthy vegan. When I had been vegan for 2 years (I still am after 4) before I had a COMPLETE metabolic blood test - they looked at all my various vitamin and mineral levels, etc. They were all perfectly normal. I eat a pretty healthy diet, although not as healthy as some others - I eat some white flour, rice, etc. and some whole wheat, brown rice, etc. I eat a fair amount of beans and raw veggies (I can't eat much fruit because I have a bladder disorder which means I can't have much acidic foods.)

My supplements:

Veglife brand (made my Solgar) 100% vegan Spectraveg High Energy multivitamins - lots of all those important vits and mins. plus some blue green algae, etc.

Acidophilus once or twice a day to help with digestion (not needed as a vegan but it helps me)

Flax seed oil and borage oil for essential fatty acids (almost perfect skin - cured my eczema, and great hair)

I take the oils and acidophilus every day but only take the vitamins a few times a week because my diet is great. If it wasn't, I'd take them every day.

There are also vegan prenatal vitamins.

Hope this helps!

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Today we had:

Breakfast was oatmeal with raisins

Snack was organic/ olive oil potato chips

I had guacamole and flax seed tortilla chips and a salad for lunch, dd had veggie sushi

Snack was red bartlett pears and little cherry tomatoes

Dinner was veggie spring rolls and salad, dd had a banana and some kiwi for dessert

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(Sorry, isosmom, I didn't mean to hijack your thread, I just didn't want to start a whole new vegan thread right over top of this one )
No problem candiland, I'm right there with you. I love to cook, but get crazy busy with the two kiddos

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