veggiesasquatch - When you upped calories and portion sizes did you track your macronutrient intake?
To answer your question about cheap vegan food, are you talking about replacer products or specific kinds of foods? Because fake meats and things like that will always cost more than whole foods. As someone else who is always strapped for cash, I tend to stock up on the following: beans (black, kidney, chick, lima, pinto), peas, lentils, peanut butter, almond butter, nuts, seeds, broccoli, spinach, whole grain breads/pastas, oatmeal, and potatoes.
I didn't reply to your question about my macro intake sorry.
In all honesty no. I hit roughly 200g protein a day, I have a carb with every meal & eat 2-3 portions of fruit a day & have same amount of greens. Everything
I measure in cups. Always 1 cup green, 1 cup rice, 100g dried pasta & so
This was my food intake today, I also had to work a night shift & will be going lifting right after.
Woke up 8 in the morning & ate big because of work & training.
Small serving baked beans, 3 veggie sasuages, 2 eggs, 3 potatoe rostis, grilled tomatoe, mushrooms & 2 toast.
Then a big gap due to spacing meals out for a loooooong day.
Earlyish dinner; 100g pasta, 1 & a half cup fake chicken, 1 cup green & a garlic & chilli oil dressing I made. 1 scoop shake with water + vits
Wholemeal bun with a spicy bean burger & vegan cheese, half a avacado & cup salad.
1 scoop shake + water
1 & half cups rice, 1 cup greens & x2 soya meat patties. Alpro soya desert. Apple
1 banana, 2 tbls peanut butter. 1 scoop shake.
Admit my eating wasn't great today. Always tricky with working shifts :/