I Love Me Some Vegetables

And carbs. don’t get me wrong. But veggies are up there. Fo sho. Speaking of carbs and veggies, guess what’s hiding in this loaf of bread??

You can see them peeking out!!!

OMG, It’s tons of veggies!!!

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This post is about my all time favorite food group. Carbs. Who doesn’t love them?? Sometimes I think people who deprive themselves of carbs are crazy. Crazy and have a lot of self control.

I’ll admit though, being newer to vegetarianism, It’s hard for me to make sure I’m getting enough of all the nutrients and food groups I need. I spend so much time focusing on protein, fruits and veggies, that sometimes I forget about my old friend carbohydrates. They’re needed in a diet, they give you calories, which in turn provide you with the energy you need to get through the day. And trust me, It takes a lot of things to help me get through the day. Caffeine, (In the form of tea, not usually coffee) is a good example of something it takes a lot of to give me that extra push.

Recently I purchased the one of the best vegan cook books out there, (at least in my opinion) Veganomicon. I’ve made a few recipes from it (which are amazing!) And I’ll talk about them more in later posts, but these recipes have made me realize how AMAZING carbs are and how I’ve been missing out on them recently.

Here are some photos of a couple things I’ve been chowing down lately:

uuhhhmazing spaghetti and beanballs

Cashew-cucumber dip with pita bread!

Another fun thing coming up in my future… A trip to Whole Foods! This may not seem like that big of a deal, but I had a Whole Foods near me in Providence when I went to college, and when I moved back home the closest one is in Minneapolis. Well, I’m taking a small trip up there (not only to go to Whole Foods, but hey, might as well stop by, right?) so I’m going to stock up!

The two main things on my list that I’m going to stock up on are Daiya Vegan Cheese, and Coconut Milk Yogurt. What are your favorite Whole Foods buys? Anything amazing I should add to my list?