Friday, April 11, 2008

Day 18: More Food Reviews

I haven't been cooking as much as I wanted to during this vegan trial, but I have been enjoying some vegan convenience foods and wanted to share my finds.

-Amy's Texas Burgers: Oh my God these are delicious. They have a nutty taste to them (from the bulgar) and a great texture (probably also the bulgar) and they just make me happy. I enjoy them just plain (no bun) and they are super nutritious and low in fat. I haven't tried grilling them, but they are even awesome out of the microwave.

-Alexia Foods Organic French Fries: I'm going to pull a Forrest Gump here. They have all kinds of fries; sweet potato fries, yukon gold fries, sea salt fries, pesto fries, the list goes on and on. They are super yummy and fairly low in fat per serving. The two combined make a great "fast food" kind of meal, and they definitely kept my belly happy.

Not much else going on. I will probably not be able to blog too much next week as I'll be in San Diego for travel. That is going to be the real test for me-eating out vegan for every meal, but it is California and they are definitely more veggie friendly. I'm getting my sushi though, and I can't wait!!

I am still feeling a little weak and I think I have an iron defieciency. I'll start taking vitamins because I don't like how that feels (my bowling ball felt so heavy) but I love how I feel about the rest of it. I am planting my seedlings in the garden this weekend, so hopefully I'll have a bounty of fresh veggies throughout the summer to enjoy. I'm really looking forward to it and now that I'm done with grad school I'll have more time to cook some of the fresh stuff instead of relying on my boxed dinners.


Sarah said...

So about 6 weeks ago I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia and I've been taking two iron supplements a day ever since. I'm not sure if it's because of spring or what, but I've had a TON of energy lately and I'm attributing it to the iron. I definitely recommend getting at *least* a multivitamin if you're feeling weak!