5 Veggie Snack Revelations

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The beginnings of sweet potato fry magic.

It’s officially Day 3 of my 7-Day Food Countdown, and still going strong!

While being on a vegetarian diet, I’ve found myself searching for new recipes and new vegetables to incorporate into my weekly rotations. Adding variety, adding color, and always excited to go to the grocery store and see what I can find.

I mean, I could just be eating oreos and mac-n-cheese… wait, why I am not doing this?

Just kidding. I know I consume my fair share of sweets, and I may have cookie addiction (something I’m working on…), but honestly, I am finding myself enjoying my food more and looking forward to eating each meal! And not just eating crap. Eating healthy, colorful, veggie-filled, delicious food. Continue reading

What to expect… when you become a vegetarian.

Going into my third week as a vegetarian, I’ve been thinking a lot about individual perceptions of dietary lifestyles like being a vegetarian. And here, I think, are some misconceptions about what being on a veggie-diet means.

Here are some links and resources for eating out at restaurants when you’re on a veggie-diet:

Guide – http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/vegetarian-healthy-alternatives-when-dining-out.html#b

Local Restaurant Search – http://www.happycow.net/

Veggie Living: Why you should make the switch.

Introducing just one more reason to switch from a meat-heavy diet to a veggie-lovers delight. Exposing some issues with meat production, and the role of meat consumption in our society.

Some resources to learn more:

– http://www.eating-better.org/blog/38/Meat-Less-and-Better.html

http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts2014/#

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/27/155527365/visualizing-a-nation-of-meat-eaters

– http://www.agricultureandfood.co.uk/Food_and_nutrition/Nutrition/Five_good_reasons_for_eating_meat.aspx

– http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/meat/review.php

Editor’s note: (and yes, by editor I mean me because this is a one-woman show)

To be honest, I was worried about making this blog post. It is my first post that brings up opinions that are not shared by all, and brings attention to aspects of agriculture that house many strong feelings and emotions. Especially when an individual’s livelihood is brought to question. Continue reading