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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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  • Are you already vegetarian? I was vegan for about 11 years and found it extremely simple. However, I wasn’t a mum then. I think if you’ve got time to prep extra at dinner time then you’ll have no problems.


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  • If you’re cooking from scratch I think it is. We do some vegan meals when I have the time


  • Vegan diets are so much easier these days as there are so many options and variety of foods in the supermarket to choose fro. I would suggest seeing a Dietician or letting your GP know and perhaps going for a blood test to see how your iron levels are doing.


  • I thi knit honestly depends if your family are also willing to try new things
    I could not do it, my partner wouldn’t eat a lot of the foods
    So cooking two meals wasn’t very practical but definitely is okay if you have support


  • We are vegetarian for ethical reasons and I would love to be vegan. I find that eating out as a vegetarian is a little easier than vegan. You also have to be aware of protein,iron, vitamin b12 and omegas and how you are getting them in your diet. If you do the research and get regular check ups with your gp you should be good to go. Also try not to make separate meals for you and the family for example if they are having sausage and mash just replace your portion with veggie sausages. Or if your making spaghetti just use veggie mince for everyone.


  • 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.


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