I'm vegetarian, considering transitioning to vegan. If I do, it'll have to be gradually. The hardest part for me is finding enough vegan-friendly food without spending a fortune. I'm a ballet dancer, so I eat a lot more than most vegetarians/vegans and, in case you haven't heard, ballet dancers are poorly paid, many having to work as many as FIVE OTHER jobs. I am not currently with a company, I am taking a year to try more intensely, since I just graduated in May. Although I'm living with my mother right now, I'll be off in about a year, and I hate to go vegan and then have to go back. :/ Also, my mom already kinda resents that I require some of my own groceries.
dude i totally love that ur a professional ballerina thats like my childhood dream. i've been trying to get my sis to take me to see a ballet i think its so beautiful and amazing how graceful it is. plus you gotta admit tutus are pretty awesome
chickpeas and lentils are awesome, and usually pretty cheap, if you buy store brand or in bulk. you can cook up big batches of chili or curry and then freeze or keep for later when you're too busy dancing to cook :) go nerd dancers!