I worry a lot about whether I eat the right nutrients in a day - I’ve taken multivitamins for most of my life(!) and I am not sure that these are the best way of gaining nutrition. (Except for B12 supplements, which vegans are supposed to take…)
Recently I read an article about what you could eat to avoid taking vitamin pills - unfortunately, the resulting plan was not vegan So, I’m trying to put together a vegan plan for what should be eaten in a day.
If anyone knows of any recommended diet plans, or has any comments or advice, please let me know! I’m not a nutritionist!
Here’s the non-vegan plan, to give an idea of what I’m trying to achieve. It was formulated for a 24 year old female athlete, who runs six miles a day.
1 packet muesli
1 cup low-fat milk (over the muesli)
1 large apple
2 string cheeses (?!)
Raw vegetables (e.g. carrots, pepper)
2 slices hearty sandwich bread
1 can tuna
2tbsp lite mayonnaise
1 ‘Luna Bar’ (fortified sports nutrition bar)
Low fat yoghurt
Large colourful salad
1/2 tsp olive oil dressing
2 beef burgers
Bowl of cooked vegetables
Hot cocoa made with milk
by Nancy Clark for ‘Ultra-Fit’ magazine vol. 18 no. 3