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I have been vegan for 3 days now. I have a small head ache and I am always hungry. I am still awaiting our vegan cookbook in the mail and don't really know what to make. Here is what we have been eating:<br><br><br><br>
Made a topping with walnuts, flax seed. brown sugar and cinnamon, been putting that on either applesauce or oatmeal.<br><br><br><br>
For supper tonight was spaghetti with tomato sauce and garlic bread without the real butter.<br><br><br><br>
Tofu cuties rock but dont fill me up at all.<br><br><br><br>
Kids have been eating an awful lot of bananas and apples.<br><br><br><br>
These spinach nugget things that I thought were nasty but our 3 yr old loved them! Boy was I shocked...(he's normally very picky)<br><br><br><br>
diced potatoes cooked in skillet with salsa and then rolled up in tortillias.<br><br><br><br>
peanut butter toast.<br><br><br><br>
There's this really yummy winter veggie casserole recipe I make, but the dumplings have butter. The vegan option is suet. This was not at our regular grocery store health food section, guess we really gotta get out to the actual health food store.<br><br><br><br>
Cheese is what I miss the most.<br><br><br><br>
I should mention I have a high metabolism. <i>I'M HUNGRY!!!!!!!</i>
 

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If you're hungry.. eat more food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, grains, etc... A vegan diet doesn't need to be fancy or difficult. Stock up on the basics and snack on healthy food throughout the day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Good luck with your new recipes when your cookbook arrives!
 

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How about roasting some chickpeas and flavoring them with nutritional yeast. That will help curb the munchies, fill you up, and gives you that 'cheesy' taste.<br><br><br><br>
Nuts are filling and drink lots of water.
 

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You can still make your dumplings - just use a dairy-free margarine like Earth Balance. Look in the natural section of your grocery store for substitues for mayonnaise, cream cheese, sour cream, and cheese. Some brands to look for are "Vegenaise", "Tofutti" and "Follow your Heart". Get some soy milk, and if you don't like that, try rice milk. Get some soy yogurts. Rice and beans is a good, filling quick meal, and you can make pizza with pizza sauce and lots of sauteed veggies like mushrooms, eggplant, and onions. Top it with a vegan cheese like "Follow your Heart" and it's wonderful!<br><br><br><br>
Eat! Don't go hungry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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Thank you for all the ideas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Veggie Jane, you're right, I just need more of a variety of munchies around here. Chula, you gave me an idea! Tomorrow I will make hummus. Poppy, I'll make that winter veggie and dumplings for dinner tomorrow! That pizza sounds good, I wonder if eggplant would be good on that! Vegan Joe....interesting, you do have me intigued. I'll give it a try. Be a good thing to grab when I am super hungry and in a time crunch and need to eat something that will last me.
 

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based on what you posted, you may need more protein... it takes longer to digest then carbs. maybe switch to grain or bean pasta and higher protein grains.
 

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based on what you posted, you may need more protein... it takes longer to digest then carbs. maybe switch to grain or bean pasta and higher protein grains.</div>
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I am new to all this, I hadn't heard of bean pasta. I wasn't aware of certain grains having more protein. I am so clueless! Definately a trip to the health food store is warranted tomorrow and I will be looking at all the labels. How do you like to eat your bean pasta? With sauce?
 

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it tastes mostly like regular pasta, but more nutty and heavy. it also cooks really quickly. you can use any normal sauce that you would on regular pasta, but i personally like it better with lighter type sauces ... pesto, oil and garlic because it has a pretty rich flavor on it's own.<br><br><br><br>
quinoa and wild rice have more protein than other grains.
 

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I've been making a spinach pesto lately, instead of basil. It's really good!</div>
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My husband is such a huge spinach fan! (I am fond of spinach too) And he is totally on board with me on this whole vegan thing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Could you share how you make it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/chef.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":chef:">
 

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I'm not sure if this is vegan so correct me if I am wrong, but I have been putting All Bran on top of my cereal and it is soooo filling. I've been trying to think of other things I can use it in.
 

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I'm still new at this too. I'm finding if I eat too many carbs & veggies and not enough fat and protein I end up snacking all the time and feel hungry no matter how much I eat. The antiquated "combine protein with carbs" rule for vegetarians seems to fill me up...so rice and beans, or soy jerky with veggies and carbs, or peanut butter and an apple, seem to work well.
 

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While you're waiting for your cookbook to arrive here are some good sites for recipes:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?action=recipes" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?action=recipes</a><br><br><a href="http://www.vegan-food.net/" target="_blank">http://www.vegan-food.net/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.theppk.com/recipes/" target="_blank">http://www.theppk.com/recipes/</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
You can also use your own favorite recipes - converted to vegan. Just use substitutes for the animal products. You don't have to give up your old favorites! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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it might have to do with your cycle and metabolism and nothing to do with the fact that you're a vegan (except you're eating healthier and lower-calorie foods than an omnivore/lacto-ovo vegetarian).
 

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I LOVE peanut butter on apples... one usually fills me up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> it's my fave right now with the white chocolate PB from <a href="http://www.ilovepeanutbutter.com/" target="_blank">here</a>
 

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The stuff that really fills me up -<br><br>
Whole wheat pasta (really anything whole grain)<br><br>
Real oatmeal (not the instant stuff)<br><br>
Falafel<br><br>
Tofu stir fry<br><br>
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches<br><br>
Home made smoothies with silken tofu<br><br>
Anything with beans, bean burritos, bean soup (lentil soup, great northern bean soup), vegetarian baked beans<br><br><br><br>
That's just a few off the top of my head.
 

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I stopped being a vegan because I was miserably hungry, no matter what I ate (I balanced it well). My head was pounding for a week straight. I went straight from vegetarianism to veganism, not slowly cutting out dairy and eggs. If I want to be vegan again, I'll slowly phase out food.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oven-Roasted-Potatoes/Detail.aspx" target="_blank">http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oven-Ro...es/Detail.aspx</a><br><br><br><br>
That's a goooood recipe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm still new at this too. I'm finding if I eat too many carbs & veggies and not enough fat and protein I end up snacking all the time and feel hungry no matter how much I eat. The antiquated "combine protein with carbs" rule for vegetarians seems to fill me up...so rice and beans, or soy jerky with veggies and carbs, or peanut butter and an apple, seem to work well.</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> be careful not to fill up on a ton of carbs, because they really don't keep you full -- and, they do pack on the pounds. Fat & protein really help keep you satiated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I am feeling much better now! Guess I needed an adjustment period. I thnk it also helps to make more homemade rather than rely too much on pre packaged vegan food. I got my cookbook 'Vegan Family Favorites' by the way. It is AWESOME and I highly reccomend this book!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 
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