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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Shopping vegan...

i met with nadia, the nutritionist at whole foods today. we bought mostly veggies. i was shocked to see how much cheaper it is to buy veggies than carnivorous foodies! even at whole foods, whole paycheck store. wow! i learned that the leaves from the beets can be chopped raw and add it to brown rice with some red onion and celery. hank made it for us today and it was yummy! we bought lentils which nadia said you can mix with any salad or brown rice and add some points to the "nutrition scale". we also bought some raw snack bars (10 for $10 on sale) for those long days when i get hungry and stop at the 7/11 and end up buying donuts. another tip is bring water with you always so you stay hydrated. 2 years ago i was in the hospital being treated for dehydration so i know to carry water with me all the time. plastic bottles have bleach that leak into the water so carry a glass bottle with you that you can refill with filtered water. cheaper and healthier!


  1. Tip: To add more vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, antioxidants and colors to your meal, make 2/3 of your lunch or dinner plate vegetables. Not only will this help you keep fuller longer too... it saves you a lot of money! Meat, seafood and dairy can easily add up at the register.
    Get creative by grating different veggies, such as yams, beets, zucchini, radishes, carrots, turnips, parsnips, ginger... Have fun experimenting with the natural flavors!