mildude wrote:It's been a while since I've posted, ct! How are you all?
On January first I quit meat cold turkey. It's been about three years since I was a vegetarian last, and I can tell you I really, really did not eat nutritiously back then. So far It's been easier than I've thought to eat cheaply and nutritiously and veganly. Nowadays I'm reasonably into eating healthily, but I'm not great at cooking and probably have a weird palate.
Can anyone recommend me some basic vegetarian or vegan recipes that are high in protein and good for a young person who's new to cooking? I'm trying to hit about 140-160g/day.
140 to 160 g of protein? the body can only use .8 g per pound of lean body mass, even for body building, so I think that's way too much for you.
I keep it pretty straightforward since I don't have a ton of time to cook on weekdays. A lot of spaghetti + sauce + sauteed veg + fake meatballs, roasted veg which can go in a burrito with rice + beans + guac or in a sandwich with avocado or hummus, chickpea curry (chickpeas, coconut milk, onion, garlic, curry powder, tomato, cauliflower) over rice, ramen + tofu + veg + broth, sweet potatoes + hummus. all else fails, pb&j. vegans love almond milk but soy milk has 6g of protein per serving while almond has none. Meals are easy but I still find snacking hard.