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I am thinking about switching to a vegan diet. I am a very busy mum of 4 and hubby is fifo? Is it alot of work?


Posted by mom762, 5th July 2020


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  • I personally couldn’t do it but I think there are a lot of options and recipes out there. Meal planning is probably key if it’s only for you


  • I wouldnt call it a “diet” more of a lifestyle change.
    in saying that It will take a lot of time getting use to i think alot of research into your shopping lists before you start. Go through your pantry and see how many things that a vegan approved and start their. start small as well dont try to make all these extravagant vegan slices etc. to begin with start dont be to hard on yourself while your starting


  • Hi im a vegetarian but i cant take onion and garlicand find it quite challenging at times for limited food options but there is defintely lots of vegan food options in the supermarkets now and cafes !


  • Our family of four has one vegetarian, one pescatarian, one pescatarian+chicken and one who eats everything. It makes cooking meals for everyone’s different requirements quite tricky at times. So….you really need to work out who of your four children will be eating what and consider your husband’s wants too. A vegan diet, is like any restricted diet – you have less options so it takes more planning.


  • Absolutely will be as it’d be trying something new for the first time, but I’m sure once you get the hang of it and have some great go to meals you’ll be set.


  • It depend on your situation.Pre planning before shopping might lot help.


  • A vegan diet can be easy but it can take some time, your body and your mind needs to adjust with your new lifestyle. there are many options out there that you can look into to make sure your getting all the vit and min you need for your body. i know that when i adjusted to lactose free it was tough and sometimes i eat vegan food just so i don’t have to think if there is dairy in my food. do you research and try to make healthy Vegan choices because there are so much chemicals in some vegan food which can cause more harm then good. Good Luck with it all and i suggest you speak with your Doctor as well and make then aware of your new lifestyle.


  • Probably at first, but it gets easier once you ave a repertoire of recipes etc.


  • I agree with one of the other comments made. At first preparing vegan can be a little time consuming. Start with a few recipes during the week and gradually increase these. The internet has wonderful websites with recipes and ways to get you started. You will eventually find your favourite go to recipes but these will build up over time. Good luck.


  • Beginning can be hard but after sometime it will get easier


  • It sounds like you think it is easier to be vegan. I eat a lot of vegan so maybe start off slow seeing if you like it or not, so the way I have my meals suites me and I’m was never a big meat eater. Have a look at the internet and try some recipes to see how you go.


  • With a vegan diet, to get enough nutrients daily it does require alot of prep work! So many products contain animal products so it’s also limited in products you can use.
    In saying that, i enjoyed going vegan for some time before going back to vegetarian. I found my energy levels lower despite protein combining. It’s definitely doable tbough with some planning and maybe a meal prep day? Just be sure to read up on what nutrient breakdowns you need daily and be sure to include a wide range of foods :)


  • Hell no would it be easy. There’s alot of alternatives but they all taste terrible. Where suppost to be carnivores which we have always been that is why so many vegans need a Iron Supplement.


  • I’m curious as to the reason for switching to Vegan? I do see lots of vegan products at the supermarket now – not sure how they taste, they look great, but they may taste fabulous!


  • I’ve been vegan for 18 years and thankfully its so much easier now that it was when I first started. There are so many more great alternative products available now. I would recommend starting with a few good basic cookbooks. I love anything by Isa Moskowitz as her recipes are not overly complicated and use a lot of basic fresh ingredients.


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