I’ve been a vegetarian for about 25 years but have eaten eggs and dairy. My reasoning for that was that laying eggs and giving milk did not hurt chickens or cows. However, now that I’ve learned more about the way animals are typically treated, I no longer feel OK buying those things. I have found a local farmer that raises cage free chickens that I can buy eggs from, so I may decide to do that instead of giving up eggs altogether. I haven’t really decided yet. But I think I really need to cut out the dairy.
Here are my concerns. I’d appreciate help with any solutions anyone can offer me.
I had gastric bypass surgery a few years ago, and do to that I don’t absorb protein (or anything else) as well as most people do. So I need to eat more protein than the average person does. I’m a bit concerned I’ll have trouble getting enough protein on a vegan diet. I do use beans for a lot of my protein now but I also get a fair amount from dairy foods.
I also have some health problems that sometimes make it difficult for me to be very active. Sometimes I am perfectly fine but there are times I simply cannot get in the kitchen and cook dinner and things like that. What would be some very quick and easy vegan meals for me, or what could I pick up at a local restaurant for dinner? When I am feeling well, I often cook stuff and freeze it for those days I can’t cook, but I would still like other ideas.
Thanks for your help!