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So i've been a veggie for two years now!!!<br><br><br><br>
when i first started out I cooked and sort of got my bearings on what i needed to do and what worked well together.. but recently she's been getting on my case b/c whenever she goes to the grocery store i never ask for anything in particular.. and she cooks dinner. and always adjusts to my needs. but she's saying that i am neglecting my nutrition and should have recipes and whatnot. what in all of the world does she mean!??! i'm perfectly fine. just b/c i'm not in dire need of tofu doesnt mean i'm going about being a vegetarian wrong..<br><br>
but she wont stop until i give some items.. bah<br><br>
what do u think??<br><br><br><br>
**soymilk .. what else?
 

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Do you want ideas for groceries?<br><br><br><br>
Well.... lentils, baked beans, veggie burgers, mixed nuts, dried fruit<br><br><br><br>
I can't think of anymore right now!
 

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Are you pretty much just eating like normal things without the meat added? Are you getting all your nutrients? eating a well balanced diet? Your mom just sounds concerned, maybe you arent just fine, maybe you need to eat better things for yourself..your mom has to be coming from somewhere
 

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Its really hard to just think of ideas off the top of your head. My mom asks me the same thing, and i always have no clue about what to ask her to get. One thing that helped was getting a vegetarian/vegan cookbook at the library and then buying one. It gave me tons of new ideas. It is actually kind of exciting to make new veggie foods. Good luck!
 

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Maybe you could show us a menu of what you normally eat?<br><br><br><br>
The ideas mentioned so far are good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Soy products if you use them (uncheese, faux meats, tofu, etc), wheat gluten (for making seitan; or prepacked seitan), nondairy milks, nuts and seeds, canned/dried beans, fresh/dried fruits, vegetables, fruit juices, grains, bread (and pitas, bagels, tortillas, etc), oil/margarine, etc.
 

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When I get home from work and my mom forgot to make me something, I always have a veg*n cookbook on hand for ideas. I don't follow most to the letter, I'll sub some stuff and add/subtract certain things, depeding on what side dish was with my parents food. Like, if they have meat and potatoes and veggies, I'll make some curry with the leftover potatoes and veggies. And it takes like, 10 mins to make. I'm just the type of person that throws together leftovers and some spices, and it come out tasting/looking/smellng great.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"><br><br><br><br>
Try talking with you mom about getting a meal plan for the week together, and buying some stuff that you need for those meals in addition to what you normally buy. If you show her enough responsibility that you know what you are doing with your body, then maybe she'll stop worrying.<br><br><br><br>
Or she might not, she is your mom after all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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There are many soy products. I personally love Morningstar chicken patties. They are delicious. You should try experimenting, you could buy one "weird veggie" item a week. Thats what i do. Then hopefully she'll get off your case.
 

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i agree with aotto08, once i took responsibility for coming up with at least a couple recipes i would make a week and getting the shopping list figured out, my mom really began respecting my ability to take care of my food needs without her pestering me. i've found that i love cooking - just another bonus! also, volunteering to cook a meal or two for the entire family a week is a great way to gain respect and introduce them to new foods. sometimes i worry about the healthiness of their meals and i feel better when i've given my mom a break from the kitchen and provided a yummy, healthy meal everyone can enjoy. as far as foods go, maybe ask your mom to buy extra fresh fruits and veggies along with soy products or meat substitutes.
 
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