vegetarian

Living Vegan, Living Healthy

Recently, my brother-in-law told me he was undergoing a 30 day vegan study. He would eat vegan for 30 days and he would have his blood drawn before and after the study. When complete, he would be able to determine what effects a vegan diet had on his health.  I already know what his results will be – he’ll have lower cholesterol, lower LDL’s and overall better blood sugar, blood pressure, and will feel better in general. Doctors and scientists have proven over and over that plant-based diets are far superior to the…

Homemade Protein Bars? Absolutely!

In 2009, my husband watched an episode of Good Eats on the Food Network that would change my life. Seriously.   He and I had been constant purchasers of protein bars. We had started eating six small meals a day and often used protein bars as meal replacements. We’d find a favorite bar, and later it would be discontinued or taken off the market, and the cycle would repeat.  I didn’t like spending so much money on the individually packaged bars when I knew if I just found the right recipe that I’d save…

Life and Travels as a Vegetarian

Being a vegetarian can be very trying at times.  Whether I’m traveling or just dining in town, I’ll ask, “Is there anything meat related in this?” Usually, I just get a blank stare in return, followed by a “I don’t think so.”  At Subway, I watch as the sandwich artist cuts my veggie sandwich after using the same knife on an earlier meat-filled sandwich.  I’ll ask for a side salad that ends up coming out of the kitchen with bacon crumbles all over it.  Last week I…