Following this. I’ve been a vegetarian for almost two years now. I still have a little dairy here and there, so I def can’t claim to be vegan although we do eat mostly vegan. No processed meat replacements, just Whole Foods as much as possible. I am doing powder post workouts. I’m 200 lbs so I feel like I’m constantly eating to fuel my body during a training block.
I will admit, some days it is a struggle to motivate myself to eat a proper healthy meal that doesn’t include meat. I used to only eat lean meats and veggies, no carbs. Meal prep was easy and thoughtless. But then I realized to have the energy to train the way I wanted to, I need carbs, and a decent amount of them to boot. Feeding 3 little kids and a wife that works evenings, prepping and making dinner can be a daunting task at times.
Usually a good easy dinner for me (big bowl of health, as phil gaimon says it) is a big old bowl of spinach, chickpeas or black beans, brown rice and/quinoa, and whatever vegetables I have laying around ready to go.
This year we were fortunate enough to start our own garden and grow a lot of the vegetables that we eat on a daily basis.