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#1 Old 08-14-2017, 02:22 PM
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Well, my title pretty much says it. I recently transitioned to nearly vegan (I love honey) and it seems like the only menu ideas I could come up with were Asian (stir fry, curry) and maybe spaghetti. Oh, I did make some great homemade veggie patties too. The thing is I am not a dainty little thing. I am 6'1" and around 250 lbs. My food choices have been great and I use the USDA SuperTracker tool to help me monitor what I eat but sometimes it feels as though I am eating all day and only getting to around 1800 calories (I need need nearly 3000 to keep losing weight). I do not want to become bored nor do I want my kids to do the same. Any help is appreciated.
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Well, my title pretty much says it. I recently transitioned to nearly vegan (I love honey) and it seems like the only menu ideas I could come up with were Asian (stir fry, curry) and maybe spaghetti. Oh, I did make some great homemade veggie patties too. The thing is I am not a dainty little thing. I am 6'1" and around 250 lbs. My food choices have been great and I use the USDA SuperTracker tool to help me monitor what I eat but sometimes it feels as though I am eating all day and only getting to around 1800 calories (I need need nearly 3000 to keep losing weight). I do not want to become bored nor do I want my kids to do the same. Any help is appreciated.
Hi veggie_disciple,

An easier way to bring in those calories is to include more nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and other calorie-dense foods in your diet. One cup of nuts contains 650-1000 calories (depending on which type of nuts).

Stir fry dishes and spaghetti are great. So are burritos (with beans, corn, thinly-chopped celery, avocado and lots of salsa inside), lentil-and-greens soups (very popular in Portuguese cooking), and boiled potatoes with ketchup. Oatmeal is good at any meal. You can add well-mashed tofu to spaghetti sauce or to oatmeal, to increase the protein and mineral content.
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Don't forget about seitan! So easy to make, and make taste like whatever you want! Google seitan and whatever kind of food you want to make with it. Try to look for recipes of seitan that involve wrapping in foil and baking, as it is easier for a beginner to deal with. Also note: Seitan isn't something to be eaten daily, it is based off of gluten isolate, so it isn't a whole food. Also, it is mostly protein, so try to eat a lot of food with a lot of fiber in them with your seitan, otherwise pooping will be a bit difficult the next day.

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seitan Mexican recipes
seitan BBQ recipes
seitan Swedish meatball recipes
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Well, i have the opposite problem. i have to really watch what I eat or else i gain weight.
but i recommend fruit smoothies, peanut butter sandwiches, oatmeal muffins, chili, pasta, buritoes, stir frys, and soups and stews.

Lately I have become a watcher of vegan you tubers. the ones who cook. and the ones who do the "What I Ate Today" or "what i eat in a day" videos. Several of them eat 3000 calories a day.
Go to YouTube and use the following search terms, "Vegan" " 3000 calories" and "What I Ate Today" or "what i eat in a day"
I'm sorry I can't recommend any of them to you. I stick mostly to the under 1600 calorie reports.
oh i suppose you could do one of mine - and just double everything
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When I first went vegan this was one of my favourite threads and it still is: http://www.veggieboards.com/forum/60...ion-2-0-a.html

There are literally thousands of meal ideas from real life vegans there, I often had trouble imagining what I could eat when I transitioned too but this thread plus just browsing Pinterest and various vegan sites gave me a lot of inspiration. Hope that helps!

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Well, i have the opposite problem. i have to really watch what I eat or else i gain weight.
but i recommend fruit smoothies, peanut butter sandwiches, oatmeal muffins, chili, pasta, buritoes, stir frys, and soups and stews.

Lately I have become a watcher of vegan you tubers. the ones who cook. and the ones who do the "What I Ate Today" or "what i eat in a day" videos. Several of them eat 3000 calories a day.
Go to YouTube and use the following search terms, "Vegan" " 3000 calories" and "What I Ate Today" or "what i eat in a day"
I'm sorry I can't recommend any of them to you. I stick mostly to the under 1600 calorie reports.
oh i suppose you could do one of mine - and just double everything
I'm finally starting to get into a good routine. During the weekend, I do a lot of meal prep. Right now, I have a falafel mix, wonton mix, quinoa salad and three spreads - hummus, muhammara, and baba ganoush. Learning how to use grains is proving to be a bit of a challenge but I'm on the learning curve. I'm also starting to find a few products for those days when I just don't have any energy left because, although I really love to cook, I spend a LOT more time in the kitchen as a vegan so I am grateful to gardein and morning star. I will look into those Youtubers though - that could be a great resource.
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There are literally thousands of meal ideas from real life vegans there, I often had trouble imagining what I could eat when I transitioned too but this thread plus just browsing Pinterest and various vegan sites gave me a lot of inspiration. Hope that helps![/quote]



I will definitely check out Pinterest - you aren't the first to suggest that to me.
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I like to keep things simple myself, which helps me to stick to being vegan, not that I have had any issues sticking to it going on 5 months now.

One meal per day is usually oatmeal or some oat based cereal with almond milk and fruit.

Other meals I'll eat something with grains in it like brown rice or pasta, and also try to get in veggies and fruit.

When I feel like having some variety, I'll see what they have at work (sometimes they have vegan options). Or use Gardein or other meat substitute products.
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