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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-16-2013, 02:40 AM
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Views: 296
Posted By heatherr30
Hi everyone I am here to seek some advice.  I...

Hi everyone I am here to seek some advice.  I got a concussion 1 week ago, now out of the hospital but my bed rest is coming to an end since DH has to go back to work on Monday.
Monday a friend can...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-10-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By heatherr30
Hi Aradia You shouldn't feel hungry on a vegan...

Hi Aradia
You shouldn't feel hungry on a vegan diet. (although during pregnancy could be a different story!)  I would make sure you and the kids are getting enough fat and protein.  Peanut butter...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By heatherr30
So, I've been vegan for a few months now but I'm...

So, I've been vegan for a few months now but I'm having trouble with shoe shopping.
It seems the only alternatives to leather, are plastic-y type shoes. But, I'm worried that the prodution of...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-23-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 396
Posted By heatherr30
Quote:Yeah. The Dr. was a little concerned about...

Quote:Yeah. The Dr. was a little concerned about it I think. I didn't know that LDL could change from day to day like that....So if you ate something less than healthy the previous day, and then...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-20-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By heatherr30
What has really helped me lately has been...

What has really helped me lately has been writing a weekly menu. I flip through cook books or previous weeks menus on Friday to get some ideas. 
Then DH goes shopping on the weekend and gets all...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-20-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 396
Posted By heatherr30
I thought that saturated fats were the baddies,...

I thought that saturated fats were the baddies, and polyunsaturates the best ones we could eat?
Thus nuts are so healthy, because they contain polyunsaturated fats.
I also follow the general...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-20-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By heatherr30
Just wondering what are your thoughts on this? ...

Just wondering what are your thoughts on this?  My 2 year old will start at the kindergarten when he turns 3 and I am trying to decide whether he would benefit more from coming home at lunch time,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-20-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,776
Posted By heatherr30
When my DS sees the chocolate eggs, he will be...

When my DS sees the chocolate eggs, he will be screaming for the rest of the shopping trip unless he gets one.
Of course, the people who put the chocolate display, right where the kids can see and...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By heatherr30
I'm vegan, mom of 2 small kids who are both...

I'm vegan, mom of 2 small kids who are both picky in different ways (DS likes soupy textures and DD likes foods plain), and married to a non-vegan.
The first step is agreeing on the main points of...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-15-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By heatherr30
I have had NO success with commercial cheese...

I have had NO success with commercial cheese substitutes but then I can't buy Daiya where I live.  They taste slightly similar to cheese, just enough so to make me miss the real thing.
I use whole...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,491
Posted By heatherr30
I logged onto this thread hoping to get some...

I logged onto this thread hoping to get some good advice, because my 2 yr old is also out of control!!!
Tonight he chased his big sister around the house trying to hit her with a toy vacuum...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-20-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By heatherr30
Hi Eyestothesky.  I was in the exact same...

Hi Eyestothesky.  I was in the exact same situation with my 5 yr old DD a year ago, when I decided I wanted to throw out all animal products.  Unfortunately, my DH was not in the same frame of mind...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-13-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By heatherr30
Wow, so many options.  Thanks everyone!  Now I...

Wow, so many options.  Thanks everyone!  Now I can stop spending my evenings searching the internet for vegan recipes.  Much more comfy to curl up with a cook book on the sofa! 
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By heatherr30
Are you going to blend them up?  If so, does it...

Are you going to blend them up?  If so, does it matter whether they clump up?  They are soaked and should now blend as easily as they ever will.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-12-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By heatherr30
Thank you, I saw that one too on amazon.  To be...

Thank you, I saw that one too on amazon.  To be honest all the books by her looked great!  I don't have a single vegan cookbook and I am really looking forward to getting started with my collection...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-12-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By heatherr30
Oh I just wanted to add that I think your...

Oh I just wanted to add that I think your situation is different from mine.. in that your DD is 14 months old and not used to eating meat, whereas my DD was 4 yrs old when I made the switch and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-12-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By heatherr30
Glasses girl I can totally see why you and your...

Glasses girl I can totally see why you and your spouse agree to serve your mother the food that she wants to eat!  She is an adult and has been eating that way her whole life.  I see your fear about...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-11-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By heatherr30
Thanks, it's ordered! :)

Thanks, it's ordered! :)
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-11-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By heatherr30
Can someone recommend me a cookbook?  I don't...

Can someone recommend me a cookbook?  I don't have a lot of time to cook, nor do I have access to exotic ingredients...  but I do crave something a bit fancier from time to time--like a home made...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-11-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By heatherr30
Thank you everyone for your comments.  It all...

Thank you everyone for your comments.  It all makes sense to me now, and you've given me the confidence to do what I'm doing without feeling embarrassed or guilty.
Yesterday the kids helped me make...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By heatherr30
My suggestion is to make the main dish a...

My suggestion is to make the main dish a vegetable one!  Put most of your effort into preparing the vegetable for the meal and it will be the most atractive dish on the table.  (Besides, if you...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By heatherr30
In that case I can really recommend the book...

In that case I can really recommend the book "Eat to Live" by Dr Fuhrman.
He is an advocate of plant based eating.  I thought I knew a lot about nutrition but I really learned a lot by reading this...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-09-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By heatherr30
Thank you everyone, this is plenty of food for...

Thank you everyone, this is plenty of food for thought!  I see that it works different ways in all our different situations and families... I think as time goes on vegan is becoming more "default"...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-08-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By heatherr30
I would keep on serving vegetarian at home,...

I would keep on serving vegetarian at home, since both you and your DH eat that way. It's wonderful that your DH is on board with you.  She will get numerous health benefits from vegetarian eating...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-08-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By heatherr30
I think that would depend on how many calories...

I think that would depend on how many calories you need!  
Ideally you'd want to get at least 3-4 servings of fruit per day, a good variety of veggies (I reckon a couple servings per meal)...
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