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Hi everyone,<br><br>
My real name is John and I live in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I'm 42 years old, and for the past two months I have been exercising a lot more regularly and I'm looking at incorporating a more vegan lifestyle in what I eat. Not sure if I'll be able to go 100% vegan, but I'm going to see what I can do.<br><br>
My big challenge is attempting (and I am emphasizing ATTEMPTING) to eat more in the way of raw vegetables. I usually love cooked vegetables in things like soup, stir fry, etc. But I'll be honest, I've not been one to enjoy the taste of raw vegetables. Hope to learn a lot from the forums as far as different meat-free alternatives.<br><br>
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HI!!! I just started participating in this forum about a week ago. I'm originally from WI now living in MN. Went vegetarian for health reasons also.<br><br>
I've found that I enjoy raw veggies more when they're dipped in hummus. (although I do like carrots by themselves) Hummus comes in lots of different flavors so it's a great option! If you don't like hummus there's always the option of making a healthy greek yogurt dip:<br><br>
1 Cup greek yogurt, plain<br>
1/4 diced onion<br>
1/2 lemon freshly squeezed<br>
Chopped chili pepper and dash of cayenne (if you like spicy)<br><br>
Throw in the blender and enjoy!<br><br>
My favorite dipping veggies are celery, carrots, radishes, and parsnips. Chop them up a little and you're set for snacking.<br><br>
Hope this helped,<br>
Sarah
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>lovelyveggiechik</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3096066"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
HI!!! I just started participating in this forum about a week ago. I'm originally from WI now living in MN. Went vegetarian for health reasons also.<br><br>
I've found that I enjoy raw veggies more when they're dipped in hummus. (although I do like carrots by themselves) Hummus comes in lots of different flavors so it's a great option! If you don't like hummus there's always the option of making a healthy greek yogurt dip:<br><br>
1 Cup greek yogurt, plain<br>
1/4 diced onion<br>
1/2 lemon freshly squeezed<br>
Chopped chili pepper and dash of cayenne (if you like spicy)<br><br>
Throw in the blender and enjoy!<br><br>
My favorite dipping veggies are celery, carrots, radishes, and parsnips. Chop them up a little and you're set for snacking.<br><br>
Hope this helped,<br>
Sarah</div>
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Hi Sarah,<br><br>
I'll have to give this a whirl, I usually like most spicy foods (as long as the spiciness isn't overwhelming to the point where I can't taste the actual food) ... thank you for the tip! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
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Bonus: Cayenne is uber amounts of good for you!<br><br><a href="http://www.cayennepepper.info/health-benefits-of-cayenne-pepper.html" target="_blank">http://www.cayennepepper.info/health...ne-pepper.html</a>
 

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Thank you for the warm welcome! (Although I do have to question the legitimacy of a 23 yo female named Lily with a username of AlexanderGrace .... but I digress ... ) Hope to be an active participant here in the forums, and believe me, I'll have lots of newbie questions, so please pardon my ignorance at times. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi John,<br><br>
I eat 100% vegan at home but allow myself to slip into lacto-ovo mode when I'm on the road because of the nature of my field.<br><br>
I think everyone here just does the best that they can.<br><br>
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