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#1 Old 11-29-2015, 12:52 PM
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I joined this website, so that I could get recipes and help from other vegans.

I am 17, still in high school. I haven't told my parents about me trying to be vegan. I come from a family of meat eater, so sometimes it is very difficult.

As of right now all of my school lunches are vegan. I buy non-dairy milks and yogurt, and try my best to live a vegan life-style. I make a lot of meals myself so I feel like that helps a lot.

I don't really like vegetables so hopefully that changes. I am trying to find some nice "milkshake" recipes. I live in Ohio, so sometimes it is hard to be vegan, when everyone around you is a farmer.

Thank you for everyone who will help me in the future. I really hope this site helps me stay with veganism.
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#2 Old 11-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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Greetings, ZebraStripes! Welcome aboard!


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Hello Zebra Stripes and welcome! Hopefully we can give you some support here. I think it's great that you're brave enough to try vegan lifestyle while still in high school.
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#4 Old 11-29-2015, 01:32 PM
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Hi ZebraStripes,

Mercy For Animals has a free, beautifully-done Vegetarian Starter Guide (it's actually vegan). Starting on page 7, it has nutrition guidelines and very easy recipes: http://www.mercyforanimals.org/files/VSG.pdf

Do you like any of the sweet raw vegetables? Jicama and sugar snap peas are sweet and crunchy. You can eat sugar snap peas whole - the pod is sweet and crunch too. Red beets, if sliced thin and eaten raw, are also sweet.

It's possible that there is a vegetarian / vegan social group near you. Columbus, for instance, has a large vegan group: http://www.meetup.com/rawcolumbus/ . If you go to http://www.meetup.com, and search for "vegetarian" or "vegan" in your ZIP code, you might be surprised to find a group near you (or at least within 20 miles of you).
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Baby carrots are crunchy & pretty sweet. And my favorite.... red bell pepper!! Sweet, juicy, crunchy, tasty, & super good for ya!


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#6 Old 11-29-2015, 02:53 PM
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Beets really are good, also cooked, I loved them even as a small child...if you like salty snacks, I also recommend adding salt to slices of raw turnip, radishes (radishes have a spicy kick), or tomato slices (though tomato is a fruit).

I have always liked vegetables though. I used to eat raw cabbage when I was a kid. I only went through phases of disliking cooked carrots and cooked peas.
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My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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Hey there ZebraStripes!

My advice would be to go ahead and tell your parents that you want to be vegan. With luck, they'll help you make nutritious choices and keep you supplied with snacks you like. If they're not supportive, at least you won't be keeping something from them and you can have honest discussions.
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#11 Old 12-04-2015, 07:06 AM
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Hello, and welcome! I wish you the best in you endeavor. I wish I had the gumption to put my foot down and have the confidence and moral discretion to do so at such a young age. Your heart is in the right place, but yes, do tell your parents and try to hopefully get some support from them.
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Hello and welcome to this VeggieBoard websites. Just like the others said, you can start by finding one vegetable that you really enjoy the taste of, and then expand and go from there. I wish you good luck in your health endavours!

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