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#1 Old 08-08-2013, 07:15 PM
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I am trying to transition to veganism and was wondering if you could help me think up an example week of healthy (trying to lose weight), budget-friendly, low-cooking-skill-required brunches. (No jam or pb or bread, or they will vanish). I have a few ideas:


Baked potato with ketchup (and veg)

Fruit salad

Porridge made with water and agave nectar or fruit

Roasted vegetables

Homemade soup (any recipes for a novice?)



Also I need ideas for a couple of 'healthy?'(ish) treats per week (homemade cakes, cookies ect. must also be gluten free). My ideas:


Dark chocolate-dipped strawberries

Lemon sorbet





Would anyone recommend coconut water?





Thank you. :)

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#2 Old 08-09-2013, 09:43 AM
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Coconut water is great, just watch for added sugar.

Good easy recipes here:
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#3 Old 08-10-2013, 02:49 PM
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Here's a few great recipes:

Walnut oat scones:

Tofu scramble:

Brazilian French Toast:

And there are more cheap recipes there too.

There are also some great ideas in Veggieboard's recipe section:

Hope that helps! grin.gif

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#4 Old 08-11-2013, 12:21 AM
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Porridge is a great idea! It's cheap and filling as well as healthy! I make mine with 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup of water, banana and cinnamon + some salt. It's really delicious and you can add whatever topping you want! Check out this blog for basically every oatmeal creation you can think of:


Also, I know it can be a little boring, but a bowl of beans and rice + some veggies and a simple sauce such as a marinara is super easy and cheap to whip up.


For dessert, try She has really easy vegan recipes for desserts and snacks, made with healthy ingredients.

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#5 Old 08-11-2013, 12:21 PM
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Thanks every one! ^^

I'm going to stick with muesli, dairy free milk, and a serving of fruit for now :3 (as I bulk-bought some muesli from H+B's the other day).

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#6 Old 08-19-2013, 02:51 PM
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As I just suggested in another post, zucchini noodles with chopped tomatoes and vegetables.


Homemade potato wedges and homemade tomato sauce - wash n chop a potato (skin on), set the oven to high, sprinkle with a little salt/pepper/chili powder if you like and drizzle with a small amount of canola/extra virgin olive oil. These take a while to cook - I love them crispy.


Homemade tomato ketchup is sometimes quite complicated if you look at celebrity-chef recipes. I usually just add a tiny amount of water to a tablespoon of tomato paste and add a pinch of sugar/salt/pepper. Mix it with a fork and it usually turns out alright.

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#8 Old 09-10-2013, 02:05 PM
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What happens if I eat a fruit for breakfast a salad for lunch and veggies for dinner and nuts for a snack as a vegan
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#9 Old 10-19-2013, 09:21 AM
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Whole Wheat Pasta and Homemade Spaghetti sauce with garlic bread,

Walnut or an y kind of fruit is always good to snack on.
green tea, with a little honey water with lemon, always good to drink if you get tried of plan old water.A

Also could fry up some eggplant and eat with bread or bake it.

Humus is always a good dip cause you can also use it for veggies, maybe up up a few different ones, and dip it.

Cream of wheat is pretty good for breakfast, and maybe refried beans, you can make a breakfast burrito, and and some veggies on it.
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@ Lost World 81- Make sure you are eating enough calories, but your off to a good start.
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