I have been a vegan on and off for years.
I am a former athlete, and was a vegan for some of that.
Sometimes I have dairy issues- so I go off of dairy for a while and it subsides.
Pasturization, and american domestic
cheese kills me. Sheep and goats milk products not as much. Hmmmmm.
Right now I am doing fish- huge difference.
eggs and yeah some good dairy. And besides
I love to eat good fish so many kinds so many good ways to eat it.
there are some really good yogurts with
no sugar and high protein, like 20 grams a serving. Its a thicker greek style,
I get it at whole foods, I think trader joes has something similiar.
quinoa, its a grain, it can behigh in nitrates so try to use an organic one.
but its very high in protein. swap it out
with oat meal or cook it for dinner with some squash.
I can not speak enough on legumes and nuts.
Lots of Beans, and yes use fresh water when you cook them like entheogens mentions.
Lentils, black, red, pinto, I can not eat
too many chic peas or I have gas.
DR.Berandi has some really good recipies
with nuts and protein powder to eat as a snack
and he has a geat shake- meal replacement
its something like yogurt or cottage cheese,
some whey-protein, greens plus, ice and water
maybe some peanut butter, really good.
I also get stuff from these guys
there is a brand of vegan sausages
from these guys tasty, and really high quality proteins- in good dosages.
Being a Vegan and travleing ( work) dont often mix- so I am more of an organic veggie type that eats good , fish, dairy and eggs,
And I try to stay organic.
Being a vegan is fine, but its much more work
to eat eh variety of stuff you need.
Kinein made a good point about the eggs,
its really easy to add several a day hard boiled to most salads, with grains, etc.