10 Quick Easy Cooking Tips for Veg or Vegan

Pretty Pantry

How to Eat a Healthy Veg Diet With Little Time or Inclination to Cook Most vegetarians and vegans I know don’t have much time to cook. Some of them aren’t that fond of cooking either. They do it to survive and hopefully thrive. But they know that’s not gonna happen if they eat the cheap […]

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Vegetarian School Lunch Ideas

Pack Lunch

Kid Friendly Lunch Box Ideas & Healthy Recipes School is starting and kids need all kinds of stuff! Clothes, school supplies, and lunches. I don’t know if you’ve checked out school lunch menus, but last time I looked, they weren’t very veg friendly. In fact, my stepdaughter says, even if you aren’t a vegetarian they […]

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Teen Vegetarian Vitamin Deficiencies

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Happy Teen goes vegetarian, gets tired & depressed. Got vitamins? Hi, I’m worried about my daughter. She has stopped eating meat for nearly 18 months now, she is 18 years old and is feeling very tired and depressed. I think it has something to do with lack of vitamins! She eats some chicken now and […]

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Goodbye Root Veggies, Hello Spring Greens!

Spring Peas

Peas, Spinach & Asparagus Delicious & Nutritious Spring means tulips, little league, and fresh, tasty green vegetables. This week Savvy Vegetarian and the letter ā€œDā€ (for delicious) bring you three of our favorite spring vegetables: Peas, spinach, and asparagus. In addition to being delicious, peas, spinach, and asparagus are brimming with Vitamins and Minerals! PEAS […]

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Pregnant Veg 12: Pregnancy as a Medical Event?

Dumb Doctor

I wish I had a doctor who knew at least as much about nutrition as I do. Since I got the diagnosis of gestational diabetes, I have been in a brooding mood. Frankly, I feel very skeptical about the diagnosis. I have not gained weight excessively, had mood swings, strange lack of energy, any of […]

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Does Sprouting Increase Protein?

Sprouts

High intensity exerciser asks: does sprouting seeds increase protein? Message for Savvy Vegetarian: I have googled protein count when sprouting and there doesn’t seem to be much difference whether sprouting or not? You say sprouting increases protein availability by 30% and carbs decrease by 15%. If this is the case that would be great! I […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 9: The Mad Gardener

Garden Goddess

Everything is green & growing, there’s new life everywhere Spring has come early this year, and with great gusto! No nasty late frosts have come along to spoil things, so everything is green and growing. It seems like an appropriate time of year to be pregnant. There’s new life everywhere – why not in my […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 7: Zoe Eats like a Queen!

The Queen

Zoe used to be a picky eater. Then she became the pregnant vegetarian My Mom (a.k.a Savvy Veg) has been visiting us, and oh boy, she’s been feeding me! I used to be a horribly picky eater. Then I left home and had to cook for myself. Down went my standards. Suddenly, my favorite meal […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 6: Doctors and Nutrition

Fruit Salad

Zoe Gets Off Her Soapbox And Back In The Produce Section Well, I had to get a new Obgyn. Thanks a lot Corporate America. My employer changed insurance companies and now my former doctor is out of network. So, off to the new doctor, and a rehash of the I’m-a-vegetarian conversation. Sigh. Apparently, Obgyns do […]

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Pregnancy, Relationships, Freedom of Choice

Soap Box

Every person is a sovereign individual, entitled to make their own choices WARNING for all of you who have been enjoying my humorous pregnancy posts: I’m standing on a soapbox now. This is your chance to plug your ears and shout, “La la la, I can’t hear you!” If you are annoyed by what I […]

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