Vegetarian and Vegan Virgin Meal Planning Ideas . . .
If you are a vegan virgin or just not quite sure about meals and planning then maybe you can find some comfort in the below suggestions.
In a vegan or vegetarian diet, it may take time to explore new foods and develop some form of routine to it. There are many different products on the market today for vegans and vegetarians to choose from - keep experimenting to find your or your families personal preferences and tastes.
You should be-able to find quite a good amount of vegetarian and vegan products at supermarkets, natural health food stores and co-ops.
When baking, you can use substitutes like egg replacers,
cornstarch or bananas to replace eggs.
Soy, rice and nut milks are great replacements for cow’s milk. Plus there are many other dairy alternatives around like … vegan cheese, yoghurts, frozen non-dairy ice creams, and cream cheeses. These are all easily sourced through health stores or supermarkets worldwide.
If you are stuck for ideas on some quick easy menu ideas, here are some sample meal menu items for you to consider:
- Soy Yoghurts
- Fruit Smoothies
- Wholemeal Toast or Cereals
- Veggie Mock Meat and salad sandwich
- Veggie Sausages or hot dogs
- Veggie or Soy Burger
- Simple Prepared Salads
- Tofu Kebabs or Wraps
- Veggie Fried Rice
- Tomato & Pasta Bake
- Soup or Curry Vegetables
- Veggie Stir fry with Tofu, tempeh, or seitan
- Baked Vegetables with Rosemary & Garlic Herbs
** Snacks /Dessert
- Non-Dairy Ice Cream
- Dried Fruits & Nuts
- Fresh Fruits
So as you can see there are an abundance of tasty foods on offer for vegetarians of all kinds, the tastes and wonders of one’s food choices is only limited by one’s own imagination.
Have fun with your vegan and vegetarian foods preparation, and remember to always have a salad with every meal, or start your day off with some fresh fruit and vegetable juices.