Hiya, This is my first post ever! I am planning on walking the Camino in May this year (2013), and I'm super excited about it! I have been vegan for 3 years, and although I am pretty serious about it in every day life I am willing to make small compromises to make my camino tolerable. Last year I spent a month travelling in France and realised that if I didn't eat cheese every now and then I would find myself spending the entire day miserably trying to find something to eat. I did not want all of the other aspects of my travels to be dictated by what I could and could not eat, and found that maintaining a small degree of flexibility while still aiming to stay as vegan as possible worked very well for me. Having read all the comments about being vegetarian I expect I will be facing much the same situation whilst on the camino. Recently I have been making excellent improvement from a looooong chronic back/hip pain issue (walking the entire camino painfree is my motivation/timeline/goal for getting better) and beside the strict physiotherapy regime I've been doing, I've found that incorporating a lot of extra protein into my diet has done wonders. Mostly for me this has been in the form of vegan protein shakes (soy protein), which I drink after exercising. So in short, I am a vegan for whom it is very important to have a high quality and regular dose of protein whilst on the camino. A handful of almonds here and there and beans at dinner are good, but they just won't cut it. My usual protein shakes are out of the question (there is no room for a big bucket of protein powder in my bag!) and so I have been experimenting with how I might be able to make myself some compact "protein bombs" to bring along with me. I will be refining the recipe over time but this is what I have come up with so far: http://ridebitch.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/surprisingly-tasty-vegan-protein-balls/ I am also considering taking a whole bunch of these, which have 10g of protein each and weigh 28g each: http://www.primalspiritfoods.com/products_flavor_details.php I also hope that I can do a lot of cooking in the evening and I really love the idea posted by someone above of carrying a lunchbox (or perhaps zip lock bags which would be lighter and less space hungry), cooking extra at dinner and then carrying it on for the next day's lunch. I'm a chef so cooking and eating are a very, very high priority for me while on the camino- instead of looking over the route and albergues I'm obsessed with looking up easy preparation camp food! I apologise if this post seems self centred, but I figure it might help someone I will be sure to provide some more vegan-friendly information when I can. Cheers! Bella.