Question: Trying to go vegan – how to make up for the lost calories and calcium?
I’m currently lacto-ovo vegetarian, and would like to become vegan, but I don’t want lose a lot of weight and be all skinny. If I just eliminate dairy fats – stop putting sour cream on my chili, leave the cheese off the veggie burger, etc. – then my daily caloric consumption will drop dramatically. What are some good calorie-dense vegan foods I can snack on to make up for the lost dairy? Also, where do vegans get calcium from, and how much of whatever that is do you have to eat every day to meet the requirements?
Answer by Razzledazzle010
there are many high calorie foods that are vegan. Ones that spring to mind are nuts and seeds which make excellent snacks, as well as oils – olive oil and coconut oil being the best. Calcium sources include sesame seeds, fortified juices/milk alternatuves, tofu, almonds etc. I;m not sure how much calcium each provides but you can look it up.
http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.htm#table2 – this is an informative site on calcium in the vegan diet.
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