I have recently decided to become vegetarian, after reading some articles online, about the health risks of being a meat eater, and likewise with the benefits of giving up meat.
Up until this point, I have been quite a heavy meat eater, usually eating meat 6 nights a week, as well as the occasional lunch with meat, I already don't eat dairy, because of lactose intolerance, and couldn't even consider a return to cow milk if I were to be able to consume it, because I find the flavor unsatisfying in comparison to soy/rice milk.
I have read quite a bit of stuff lately, but am having a bit of a hard time relating some of it to my situation, and based on my personality, I need to be able to 1. find something that works quickly and 2. find answers quickly or I will loose interest and be doomed to a life of meat eating.
So, now to the point of this post, I am having a hard time working out what to eat because, I live with my brother, sister-in-law and niece, who buy about 90% of my food, because I am an unemployed University Student, and while giving up the meat is not a problem, I am scared that just eating the Veg of their meals, (which is usually just steamed veg and mash), won't be either satisfying enough, or nutritious enough.
I am hoping to find some help in finding substitutions to the meat of the meals that they are eating, without it costing me an arm and a leg, because if I were to be having the substitutes, I will have to pay for them myself, and as mentioned before, being an unemployed student, I cant really afford to be paying out that much.
Thanks in advance.
(sorry about the long winded post)