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Old 10-25-2009, 02:37 AM
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Default Any vegetarian or vegans here? How do you do it?

How do you manange to eat good on the road?
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:15 PM
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This is somewhat of an older thread, but I'm lacto-ovo vegetarian.

I don't have a lot of answers for you, because I went veg AFTER I came off the road the last time, and now that I'm going back out, I'm struggling on how to keep my diet once I'm thrust back into the land of fast food and meat filled buffets. When I worked in house, we did have a few drivers come in requesting vegetarian meals at orientation, and I wish I had asked them how they do it. If I figure it out, I'll let you know
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:44 PM
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This is somewhat of an older thread, but I'm lacto-ovo vegetarian.

I don't have a lot of answers for you, because I went veg AFTER I came off the road the last time, and now that I'm going back out, I'm struggling on how to keep my diet once I'm thrust back into the land of fast food and meat filled buffets. When I worked in house, we did have a few drivers come in requesting vegetarian meals at orientation, and I wish I had asked them how they do it. If I figure it out, I'll let you know
salad bar, and you have some non-meat breakfasts like cereal so, the choices are out there, just have to look for them.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:28 PM
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salad bar, and you have some non-meat breakfasts like cereal so, the choices are out there, just have to look for them.
Yeah, but when was the last time you lived off of salad and cereal? :rofl: There *are* options, but they're not great. I suspect I'll end up carrying a good deal of my own food with me, but then, even when I ate meat I did that anyway.
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:06 AM
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thats a good choice, even at the buffet there are option but yes, getting your proteins are going to be tough. I'm not pure veg. but I try and stay away from pork, since the navy turned me off to chicken I can't eat that, and beef, that's not good for my already clogged arteries, I'm glad to see some of those chains selling grilled or baked fish finally. I will eat fish. Usually I kept a multi vitamin with me just to be safe.
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:00 PM
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i'm not vegan but i lean thataways

a good quick breakfast is to slather some peanut butter on a slice of whole grain bread and then wrap it around a banana. nothing needs to be refrigerated, and if you get pepperidge farm 100% whole grain it has 5 grams of protein in a slice. and if your blood pressure is on the high side, the banana is a good source of potassium.
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I eat a lot of veggies... usually on my cheeseburger.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:42 PM
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Been a vegetarian most of my life. Tried the vegan thing for about a year. I usually lose weight when I am away from home for any length of time.
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I like to be vegan when on the road, and i not feel comfortable eating non-veg, the reason is mystery for me till now, i eat fruits and some dry nuts.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:29 AM
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There are many vegetarian foods that do not need to be cooked. I am sort of planning to be at least 85% raw vegan when I finally go out. (I am wondering if I will gain, or lose weight-- kind of using myself as a human guinea pig). I've done a lot of vegetarian camping though, and don't mind the mainly raw diet.

Basically there are a lot of grains and so on that you just need to soak to change the biochemistry so they are edible. Right now I am experimenting with making a breakfast of organic 7 grain cereal (like oatmeal but more in there) also quinoa, and buckwheat groats, soaked overnight in almond milk, (I'd like to add slivered almonds) and add some honey and possibly sunflower seed butter in the morning. I like to restrict soaking and sprouting to beans and grains smaller than a lentil because it takes less time. Also, remember that if you pre-soak your rice and lentil sized beans overnight or all day before cooking, they cook a lot faster, so the cooking time is greatly reduced by soaking anything.

Things like tofu& tempeh can be eaten without cooking-- just depends on your taste. There are also sprouts, and of course real, raw fruits and vegetables. With only a few processed ingredients, you can eat pretty well without ever using a burner.

Look up raw vegetarian or vegan and see the recipes and what you can do without cooking. You are bound to come up with some ideas. I think what you eat all boils down to what you can bring with you. Most fruit/veg will keep for a week without refrigeration. So will eggs and many types of cheese actually. If you coat an egg with Vaseline it will cut off the air pores in the egg shell and last a while. Both need to be kept cool, but not really that cold. Dry goods like cereal keep and are lightweight.
A loaf of bread, and a few jars is probably all you will need after that.

It seems to me that if you base your food choices on whole fruits and vegetables with some whole grains and sprouted beans, your diet should be fairly healthy.

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