Oh My Veggie!

veggiesI know I expressed my love for carbs in my last post, but have I ever said how much I love veggies? Tonight I made an entire bag of Birds Eye Steamfresh Asian Medley vegetables. And you know what? I ate that whole bag, too. I know I talked about moderation and portion control, but this is arguably the only “meal” I make that I just can’t talk myself out of eating the whole thing. With the entire bag taking only 7 1/2 minutes to cook (in the microwave, may I add), amounting to 226 calories, 1360mg of calcium (360 over the FDA‘s recommended intake!), and 7.6g of protein, these veggies just keep getting better. Continue reading

Lifestyles of the Broke and the Hungry

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Sooo…this is what it looks like to be a real vegetarian on a college student’s budget (“real,” meaning that I’ve been eating meat-free for about 15 years and I don’t only eat salads and kale). With that in mind, I’d like to point out that I am a religious carb-eater. Because of this, many people ask me, “If you only eat carbs, how are you not overweight?” The answer is simple—portion control (and I don’t only eat carbs). Is it absolutely 100%, perfectly healthy? No, but I do take my multivitamins and iron supplements every day while also visiting my doctors regularly, just like everyone else. Trust me, all of my doctors know that I’ve been a vegetarian for this long, especially since I’ve been going to some of them for most of my life. They have never once been concerned about my health, weight, or lifestyle. So neither should you. Continue reading

Turkey Who?

It’s getting to be that time of year again when I start having to listen to people constantly ask me: “But what do you eat at Thanksgiving dinner?” Or my personal favorite: “Don’t you miss eating the turkey?”  Honestly, no. One of the main reasons I’ve stayed a vegetarian for so long is because I don’t miss eating the meat. However, both my sister and I are full-blown vegetarians, and finding things to eat for Thanksgiving has always been the biggest struggle (there are only so many times you can eat plate full of mashed potatoes before you get sick of it). Continue reading