i'm taking the plunge and going vegetarian
can anyone recommend any like starter's kits - i.e basic pantry staples for vegetarians or good cookbooks? single recipes are good too
if you're into mexican food, check out the "authentically mexican/deliciously vegetarian" series on youtube
most recipes are p easy and tasty af - bold flavours without any meat
girl who hosts it is super cute too, wouldn't mind her handling my meat if you catch my drift
cashews, walnuts, oats, whole grain wheat, avocados, pomegranate, cranberries, ect
vegetarians eat mostly vegetables anon
stick w/ comfort foods you are familiar with burritos, sandwiches, soups, ect
10 year vegetarian reporting
i had it when i stooped eating meat (i eat alot of it)
long story short i had to go from solids to liquids for 3 weeks, which meant legume soup for 3 weeks. now, i love me some soup. but i shat what can only be described as hot fury from the fiery depths of satan's asshole himself for a week.
seriously, never been able to eat soup since (and i used to love it).
yo beans rice, oats, keep that spice cabinet stocked up with curry powders, chili powders, and other shit like this. pasta and just buy veggies as you go because some spoil really quickly. Also if you're gonna have cheese just keep that shit around for burritos and casseroles and shit.
Idk though about you though because i eat only plant based.
keep it greek anon
get some legit extra virgin olive oil (like trader joe's kalamata stuff) (and yes there's a ton of fake olive oil)
learn to make some basic dips and spreads for quick meals:
greek salad / davos (tomatoes, feta, red onion, olive oil, oregeno + switch it up with green peppers (or paprika wherever you're from), cucumber, lemon, red wine vinegar)
tepanade (i blend sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, garlic, olive oil)
Melitzanosalata (baked eggplant + garlic + olive oil + red wine vingar, then mash it)
honorable mention: hummus
eat em with bread/pita
other things? fucking pasta dude and make sure you get pasta that has added nutrients some pastas dont and there isn't a flavor difference
pesto + arugula (rocket) + cherry tomatoes
pasata + fresh garlic + basil
frozen fruit + almond milk (more nutrients + greek yogurt (protein rich)
you'll be shit posting into your 100s with this diet
There are tons of channels on youtube that post nothing but vegan recipes. But if you're planning on being vegetarian, here is a delicious pasta salad recipe that my bf and I love.
Whatever you do, do not fall into the junk food hole. It's really easy to substitute meat for things like cheese...and then pizza and shit like that. I gained 20 pounds from eating the same amount of food as before but it was all carbs and fats. Just train yourself from the beginning not to rely on the easy foods.