Hello! I'm just starting on the veggie path and have noticed that I am much more hungry more often than usual. I will eat a meal and then a little while later I am hungry again. I'm also not getting the same 'full' feeling that I would when I ate meat and dairy, which I know is just that I'm not being weighed down but I miss feeling full!! I went the other day to donate blood and they told me I couldn't as my iron was too low. I've been trying to eat well rounded meals but feel maybe I'm not doing it right! Are there any suggestions for lunches I could take to work that would make me feel more full so I can make it through the day without eating the wrong things?
One of my fave ez meals, breakfast or lunch, is a tofu scramble in a wrap. I saute kale and mushrooms, crumble in tofu, add some soy, and put in a wrap. so ez to wrap in foil and reheat, with some fruit, it's a full hot filling meal, adding brown rice is even better, toss in sesame/pumpkin seeds... I pretty much take any leftovers and put it into quick ez wraps. Lentil stew with brown rice, and spinach/kale/lettuce/collards, beans and rice with greens, leftover stirfry, add a little tofu cream and it's like a whole new meal from the leftovers. Have an apple/banana at the office with nut butters and your favorite nuts, or I like the kashi honey flax bars... hope these ideas help. If your really stressing there is just something about a bit glass of chocolate soy milk or almond milk. I've been making my own almond milk, add a little maple syrup and it's sweet, yummy, and feels a bit heavy so it stays with you so you're not hungry in 30 minutes. good luck!
Thanks for the responses guys. I slipped last night and ordered take out garlic fingers :( Bad I know but still no meat! The low iron thing is what bothers me the most I think as I have never in my life had low iron!!