How Can I Learn to Like Vegetable Dishes? I Love Meat!

If you’re like most Americans, you were raised on a diet heavy in animal products but devoid of fresh veggies, whole grains, and legumes.

For many people this can make the transition to a vegan diet a bit more daunting. Luckily, there are tons of delicious vegan foods, including vegan versions of your favorite animal products!

We sat down with MFA staffer Disney Bolin to get her take:

So… Disney, how did you learn to like veggies?

Like most people, I was raised eating meat, dairy, and eggs. A regular dinner would consist of a piece of meat, a potato, and either canned corn or canned green beans. I never really thought much about food, about how it tasted, about what I should be eating, or if there were other options out there. It just wasn’t in my scope of knowledge or availability.
Shortly after leaving home as a freshman in college, I had the shocking realization that meat, dairy, and eggs contributed to horrendous suffering of animals on factory farms. I knew that I did not want to contribute to this industry just because it was convenient, and I felt ridiculous and sad for not coming to this conclusion sooner. Swearing off meat in that moment, I had to completely reinvent my diet.
After some quick internet research, I learned that I wasn’t alone on this journey and that starting off with some store-bought vegan meats and frozen vegetables that I could sauté or bake would be a good and easy first step.
I couldn’t believe that the frozen Gardein chicken fingers and frozen Amy’s meals were vegan. They were so easy and they tasted great! I also learned that there were a lot of accidentally vegan foods like Oreos and Lorna Doone cookies, which made it really easy to find a quick snack no matter where I was.
As new foods were being incorporated into my diet, my palate was expanding, and suddenly I loved broccoli, kale, carrots, fresh corn, spinach, and more. I was eating more salads, more vegetables, and I immediately lost weight, and had better skin and more energy!
And this is coming from someone who did not love veggies to begin with!

For a list of delicious vegan recipes for the vegetable averse, click here.

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Drop a “✉” into my askbox for a written letter from my muse.

Dear Ninja Girl,

Thanks for taking me to Red’s hot springs the other day. It was a lot of fun and relaxing. But I still can’t believe they gave us a lot of food to eat before the bath. Just how in the world do people eat this much food!? Did the guest at the inn ate that much? I couldn’t finish all of that food, could you? 

You did eat a lot of that pork stuff on the bone. And that noodle soup stuff. Was it called again? Run men(ramen)? Anyway, we should do that again sometime. Hopefully it won’t been really loud next time. And be sure to be on time when we do it again.

Your friend,

Mariko Kusumi

Extremely Fast Weight Loss in 10 Days - Instantly Flush Away the Fat
Extremely Fast Weight Loss in 10 Days - Instantly Flush Away the Fat

Who wants to experience extremely fast weight loss in 10 days?

There are ways to drop the pounds fast, and I’ve tried a few of these ways myself, but only a few gave me results I was happy about. Here’s how I lost a few quick pounds whenever I needed to.

Complete colon cleanse- First I did a complete colon cleanse by taking some Epsom Salt and water the morning of the diet. Many people lose as much as 10-20 pounds in 2 weeks or less using this diet. Here’s the ingredients I mixed together to make my diet juice.

* Organic maple syrup grade b
* Fresh squeezed lemon juice from organic lemons
* Organic cayenne pepper
* Pure water. No tap water.

You can’t eat any solid foods at all, just drink the juice. Every time I got hungry during the day, I just took a large glass of pure spring water and added some maple syrup, a pitch of cayenne pepper, and some fresh lemon juice I made with my juicer.

I didn’t add a lot of maple syrup, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper, I just added enough to satisfy my taste buds. I have to admit, at first I didn’t want to go on this diet, but I really needed to lose weight, and I know that it would of been impossible to do that as long as I have all of this waste and toxins in my body.

Most people finds it really hard to get through the first 3 days, and I was one of them. If you’re used to eating solid foods everyday, you may experience some serious hunger the first few days, but there are some people who don’t have much of a problem getting through those days.

Apple cider vinegar

Add some apple cider vinegar to your diet everyday. It also helps to flush out your system, making it easier to digest food and speeds up the metabolism.

I won’t be going back on this diet anytime soon. I love my solid foods. There are other ways to lose weight that includes my favorite foods.

You can also drop the pounds fast by eating your favorite foods and STILL lose 7-10 pounds a week safely with NO side effects?