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So I was at the Sav A Center today getting a salad for lunch at the bar and I decided to be brave and ask if they carried any vegan goodies. They have a whole aisle of organics and even carry Nayonaise so I crossed my fingers. Sure enough there's a endcap freezer section filled with delicious treats. They even have the bread I get at the local whole food store (and it's much cheaper here!) So yea I'm munching on an Amy's burrito and my salad and all I have to say is JACKPOT!<br><br><br><br>
They don't have any of the smartchoice turkey/ham that I like for sandwich meat but I did pick up some organic peanut butter and apple jelly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Take that coworkers wanting to drag me to burger joints!<br><br><br><br>
So if you haven't yet, my advice is to try this stuff. This is as good a find as the soy delicious icecream I bought a couple weeks ago!
 

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Amy's burritos = luuuuuuv<br><br><br><br>
I am in CA so it's really easy for me to find vegan Mexican food that is really full of nutrients and good things.... i am glad you have amy's near you.<br><br><br><br>
They really fill you up too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Amy's burritos = luuuuuuv<br><br><br><br>
I am in CA so it's really easy for me to find vegan Mexican food that is really full of nutrients and good things.... i am glad you have amy's near you.<br><br><br><br>
They really fill you up too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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oh no kidding!!!! I do not know how that little burrito made me so full. I can sooooo take a nap right now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dozey.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":tired:">
 

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Amy's burritos = luuuuuuv<br><br><br><br>
I am in CA so it's really easy for me to find vegan Mexican food that is really full of nutrients and good things.... i am glad you have amy's near you.<br><br><br><br>
They really fill you up too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Ahhh, lucky! I'm in San Diego and the traditional Mexican food places I've been to that have vegetarian burritos on their menus are cooked with lard, and I'm not close enough to the vegan Mexican food places to visit them whenever I have the craving for a non-homemade burrito.
 

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That's awesome you have access to those choices! Do you think you could make a suggestion to them about your lunch meats and see if they would order them for you? I know some stores are pretty nice about that.
 

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the traditional Mexican food places I've been to that have vegetarian burritos on their menus are cooked with lard</div>
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That makes them NOT vegetarian. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br>
Have you told these places that they are lying to their customers by claiming that something with animal fat in it is vegetarian? It's really not a grey area at all.
 

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I wonder how that isn't false advertising? I mean really if they are going to label something vegetarian there should be laws to make it just that. *sigh*<br><br><br><br>
And sorry bout not putting the food part in the title <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> I am sorry if I confused anyone.<br><br><br><br>
And they do have a suggestion box where you can request food so we'll see what they can do for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Maybe they can stock some soy delicious ice cream oooooooooooooh
 

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I go to San Diego all the time for my band. I love it. I think I've been there 12 times this year.<br><br><br><br>
I also know there are lots of great vegan restaurants down there too. We went to this Chinese place once (don't remember where...sorry) and it was vegan and they have really awesome dishes too.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sorry there isn't one close to you!!! It is very spread out down there.
 

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Does anyone ever feel bad that they buy organic food from stores you dont realyl like?? EX: I personally hate walmart, but because Im a teen, and Im usually broke, I buy my organic frozen veggies and organic peanut butter from there. Occasionally some cereals, canned organic tomatoes, etc. Anyone else feel the same??
 

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Does anyone ever feel bad that they buy organic food from stores you dont realyl like??</div>
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No. I only shop at stores I like. And it feels pretty great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Does anyone ever feel bad that they buy organic food from stores you dont realyl like?? EX: I personally hate walmart, but because Im a teen, and Im usually broke, I buy my organic frozen veggies and organic peanut butter from there. Occasionally some cereals, canned organic tomatoes, etc. Anyone else feel the same??</div>
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It definitely can be a challenge if you are trying to accomplish multiple things in your purchases (i.e. supporting local business, supporting stores that treat employees fairly and buying organic and vegan at the same time).<br><br><br><br>
It's easier for me now that I have a more solid income and job, but I managed to do OK when I was a little less financially stable. It definitely takes a little pre-planning, prioritization and some personal sacrifice though.
 

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I totally agree. I am so gald that I have a local store(Kroger. I dont know if anyone else on here has one near them. Im pretty sure they're more so located in the Georgia/Florida area.) and they have a lot of organic stuff and also have a natural/health foods section that seems to be growing. : )
 

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There's a gigantic Loblaws here, that has a whole aisle of organic food, most of which is vegan. The only problem is it's too far for me to walk, and I don't have a car, so I get my dad to drive me once in a while. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I wish there were vegan restaurants here, though.
 

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Hey Lani,<br><br>
It's really cool that you're into going vegan. However, these are the junkie vegan foods. They are processed, loaded with salt and sugars and are just plan not good for your body. Our bodies were created to eat natural foods, i.e. vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains. These processed foods will cause you health problems in the long run. I know they must taste really good to you, but there are other options that are just as delicious that don't compromise your health. Try making your own smoothies that don't employ high amounts of added sugar. I make my own chocolate cherry smoothie and I love it.<br><br><br><br>
I used to eat Amy's also. However, Amy products are loaded with added salt. If you look at the sodium content you might be surprised. Added salt = bad for your heart. The goal for products in the store is to not have more milligrams of sodium than calories. So if the product has 100 calories than it should have no more than 100 mg of salt. This is just a general guideline, however, and does not need to be followed 100% of the time, but it would be a good start for those of you that are addicted to eating heavily salted foods. Remember, being a vegan does not necessarily mean you are eating ideally.<br><br><br><br>
Let me know if this helps you guys at all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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