Hi I am newly vegan and struggeling with what is considered vegan and not. I also can use some suggestions for what to eat cause I find my self eating only the veggies that I cook with my kids meals and my cals are really low. I did buy some mornig star farms meatless stuff but that can be expensive. Also I am struggling with giving up milk and milk products. can you cook with milk and eggs in recipes or are their substitutes for that too? I have so many questions . Is there a web sight that will answer them or a book? I did not find the peta sight very helpful in my quest for answers as I am making this change for health reasons.
Depending on the recipe, you can use soymilk, canola oil, apple sauce or tofu in place of eggs and milk.
In terms of what to eat; beans, nut, legumes, fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice, oatmeal...I think those are my staple items.
veganoutreach.org is an ethical vegan site, but, it has a lot of good vegan nutrition pages which would be useful for anybody, and it has a attitude that it quite different from PETA. It also has some sample recipes, and if you google "vegan recipes" you should get a lot of different websites/blogs which have tons of vegan recipes.
The only nutrient that you will not necessarily get as a vegan is B12. If you drink fortefied soymilk or use nutritional yeast, you should have no problem. If you do not eat those things, than you need a B12 supplement.
Good luck and have fun
thanks for the advice ! i did actually do some research yesterday and found some more recipes and ideas. My daughter decided to do some research of her own and decided to try this with me. so this should be exciting!