cheap, high protein, vegetarian recipes
August 24, 2010 3:03 PM Subscribe
Help me with some cheap, high protein, vegetarian recipes that can be eaten cold while I'm cramming for exams and don't have time to go home for dinner...
posted by sartre08 to food & drink (29 answers total) 156 users marked this as a favorite
I have a pretty hectic period of my life coming up, and for around 6-7 weeks I'll be holed up in the library from about 8:30am until 7:30pm in the evening, and then I have work until 9:30pm at night...last year when this happened I lived off sugary cereals, energy drinks and overpriced sandwiches and cookies from the cafes on campus, then for dinner I would grab a helping of the overpriced bland mall indian that is on campus - I put on heaps of weight then though, and it was an expensive way to eat.
This year I have less money and more work to do, and I'd like recommendations for food I should take in my bag to get me through the day - I want more protein in my diet and less sugar, saturated fat and carbs.
I have time to do cooking for the week on sundays so if the recipes involve much cooking keep in mind that they'll need to keep in the fridge for a couple of days and be tasty cold.
People have suggested I make salads with a simple dressing that consist mainly of chickpeas, beans, or quinoa - this sounds good as it is affordable, can be eaten cold and will be filling so a couple of decent helpings should get me through the day (along with snacks of nuts and fruit)...
Any recipes featuring these ingredients would be appreciated, and any other ideas would be welcomed - I'm not a picky eater apart from hating meat.
Fellow vegetarians, what would you eat in my situation?