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Hi fellow moms...<br><br>
I guess I'm mainly talking to any Vegetarians and Vegans here ... I am not opposed to eating eggs (and actually do have them often), but have read more and more about avoiding dairy... and meat is grossing me out these days. I need some guidance in making sure I'm getting all the nutrients I need, for me and this growing little one. Is there a book or website you'd recommend? I have an appt with my midwife tomorrow and I'll be sure to ask her, but she's not overly hands-on and proactive, like I'd like her to be....<br><br>
Thanks in advance!
 

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I normally eat meat, but I've been struggling with similar issues this pregnancy (strong food aversions). What I've been trying to do is eat whole proteins, which would be like rice with beans, so that I get the protein I need. It is tricky, but it helps to remember that you don't necessarly have to eat them in the same meal, just during the same day.
 

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Try The vegetarian mothers cookbook. Getting enough protein without eating meat ans dairy is really not as difficult as people make it seem. There's a great veg*n forum here on mdc too.
 

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One of my favorite websites for vegan recipes is veganyumyum.com. Doesn't have nutritional info, but the recipes are great. I especially love:<br><br><a href="http://veganyumyum.com/2007/12/pan-fried-tofu-kale-and-stir-fried-noodles/" target="_blank">http://veganyumyum.com/2007/12/pan-f...fried-noodles/</a><br><br>
and<br><br><a href="http://veganyumyum.com/2008/06/sweet-chili-lime-tofu-with-wok-steamed-collards-and-quinoa/" target="_blank">http://veganyumyum.com/2008/06/sweet...ds-and-quinoa/</a><br><br>
Also, quinoa is a GREAT source of protein. It's a "complete" protein and very versatile. I love having hot quinoa cereal with raisins, cinnamon, and honey for breakfast. It's kind of like oatmeal but so much better.<br><br>
This is a great quinoa recipe. I make it almost every week and it's great to have on hand for quick lunches or a snack. <a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Black-Bean-and-Tomato-Quinoa-238939" target="_blank">http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...-Quinoa-238939</a><br><br><br>
Hope this helps!
 

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The book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FBecoming-Vegan-Complete-Adopting-Plant-Based%2Fdp%2F1570671036%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1273638210%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">Becoming Vegan</a> is one of the best resources for nutritional information.<br><br>
In addition to information about protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, etc. it has a specific chapter on pregnancy and nursing, one on nutrition for kids, one for seniors, athletes, and more.<br><br>
If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask me or post up in the Vegetarian/Vegan forum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I agree about the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FVegetarian-Mothers-Cookbook-Pregnant-Breastfeeding%2Fdp%2F0972469060" target="_blank">Vegetarian Mother's cookbook</a>. SO good.<br><br>
I also keep track of what I eat on <a href="http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/" target="_blank">Babyfit</a> to make sure I'm getting all my nutrients, etc.<br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that"> Do take a look at the veg*n forum here on MDC. Lots of very knowledgeable ladies on there. Don't forget about protien sources such as beans, tofu, nuts/nutbutters & whole grains (quinoa is one of the best). I have spent the whole day eating eggplant hummus I made yesterday getting protien & veggies all on one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">
 
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