Once you make the mental shift and commitment to live vegan, transitioning your food choices isn't really that hard. Here is a list of simple vegan replacements to your diet.
Meat/Protein: Beans, tofu, tempeh, nuts and seeds
Milk: Unsweetend soy milk or any other nut, seed or bean milk.
Calcium: Soybeans (which includes tofu, soymilk or edamame), chickpeas, spinach, broccoli
Butter: I use Miyoko's cultured vegan butter. I like the taste, and it is made without using palm oil. You may have to try what your local grocery carries and see what brands you like best.
Cheese: Make savory vegan sauces or buy plant based cheese.
Eggs: To replace scrambled eggs, you can use Just Eggs, or crumbled tofu with tumeric. To replace eggs in baking, use apple sauce, blended banana or cooked and blended zucchini.
Fish/Omegas: Walnuts, hemp, chia & flax seeds
Vitamin B12: Nutritional yeast or supplement
To stay full: Eat filling foods like rice, beans and potatoes. Eat fruit between meals. Eat more often if necessary.
Finding recipes: Google and Youtube are great sources for finding vegan recipes. Whether you want to focus on affordability, recreating Italian classics, birthday cake or raw foods, there's a video on YouTube about it.
Simple Happy Kitchen, is a great source for finding out how to get your nutritional needs met from plants rather than animals. You can also buy my book, A Simple Vegan Kitchen, for basic vegan cooking.
Read my other blog post: 7 reasons to go vegan
* I am not a doctor, please research the health issues of meat dairy and eggs for yourself or with your doctor.