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I have been reading Joel Fuhrman's book, " Eat to Live" and several other articles/books
and watching just about every food documentary on netflix.
Because of this, I have decided to make the switch to vegetarianism, maybe even Veganism at some point.
Here's my problem: I'm a college student. I live in a dorm on-campus. My dorm does not have a
kitchen, so all I have to prepare my own meals with is a microwave
and a refrigerator. I have a 10 meal per week meal plan through campus dining. There are very few vegetarian/ vegan options on campus , unless I eat at the main dining hall - which most days I don't have time for!
So my question is: Is there any way I can begin to eat more vegetarian meals, given these
circumstances? I would appreciate any tips, advice, meal ideas etc someone could give me!!

asked Feb 03 '13 at 10:55

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I believe the most useful tool when first switching is a single cookbook that you really love. I found these books on Amazon (I haven't tried each, so I can't comment on how good they are):

Search Amazon for "vegan microwave cookbook" you'll find several vegetarian options. Here is the link for that search: click here

If you could get a pressure cooker or a hot plate, you would have a lot more options. There are a few vegan slow cooker books and more vegetarian ones as well.

For eating out, Happy Cow is a great resource. You might find options you didn't know about on campus or at least near campus.

Finally, try finding other vegetarians/vegans at your college. They could show you what they do and provide support. Your college might have some vegetarian groups or you could try a site like Meetup.

Hope this helps and good luck with the switch!

answered Feb 03 '13 at 11:19

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