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Thread: Eating More Vegetables than a Vegetarian.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Thumbs up Eating More Vegetables than a Vegetarian.

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    OK, let's see how much veg we can get in!
    You can either use this to boast or (if you're none too fond of plant matter) to keep track of how much veg you're getting in.

    Valid "vegetables":
    -whole fruit
    -whole leafy veg
    -whole "fruit" veg (pumpkins, courgettes, peppers...)
    -whole root veg
    -whole tubers
    -dried fruit
    -frozen veg (anything that's just chopped and flash-frozen, no more processed)
    -fresh leaf herbs (a handful or more)

    Not valid "vegetables":
    -nuts (coconut included)
    -processed stuff (purees, compotes...)
    -beef "that ate grass"
    -brews (tea)
    -brews (alcoholic)
    -herbs and spices in small amounts

    You can either say what you had today or what you had in a specific meal.

    Mine today is:
    100g celeriac
    150g broccoli
    200g seasonal squash
    200g swede
    a handful of dates
    a banana
    (not as good as usual, but I had steak and eggs for breakfast )


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Groningen, Netherlands
    200g mixed vegetables,
    5 bananas
    well then

  3. #3
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    Apr 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    I'll play! Even though I definitely DON'T eat more vegetables than a vegetarian. I haven't had any today yet, but yesterday I had a bunch of gai lan and a bunch of bok choy. Fruit-wise: had 1 apple, and a cup of blackberries.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    More vegetables than a vegetarian? Definitely. Certainly more than the vegetarian I was a few years ago.

    Typical daily menu back then:
    Breakfast: oats with orange juice and raisins
    Lunch: pasta with a vegetable and cheese sauce
    Supper: something like this (yum, right?) with rice and veg
    Total helpings of vegetables: 2

    Typical menu nowadays:
    Breakfast: fruit, greens & kefir smoothie
    Lunch: vegetable & tinned fish stir fry
    Supper: salmon & 2 (or 3) veg

    breakfast: bacon, eggs, green salad
    lunch: an apple + nuts
    supper: lamb casserole (full of root veg/ onions/ tomato) & greens

    Today: 1 pear, bowl of green salad, big helpings of broccoli and carrots to come. (Not eating that much today, after two good meals yesterday.) Usual number of helpings of veg: 5-7, depending on how you count it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    *high-fives to all 3*
    You're doing fab.

    As for you, EOR, reference Hilary's previous vegetarian diet. A lot of veggies eat like that, some eat worse. You're eating more better, real veg than many a veggie I know!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    SW England, UK
    Not a typical day for me... a lazy day with no cooking as I am going on a short holiday tomorrow.

    Breakfast: 2 apples (free fruit provided by my employer)
    Lunch: white potato and onion
    Dinner: carrots, onions, green peppers, bamboo shoots, spring onions, ginger, lemongrass, chilli - OK, hands up - I am eating a thai green curry with shrimps take-away ... my first take-away in a few months.
    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2010
    New York, NY
    Typical day:
    Breakfast: IF or Bulletproof Coffee or Eggs & Bacon + a veggie or two (brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli, mesclun mix or baby arugula salad, seared tomatoes, mushroom/onion sautee, etc.)
    Lunch: Leftovers or some variation of salad: Lettuce/Greens + MEAT (beef, chicken, pork, fish), tomatoes, etc., avocado/sourcream/olive oil for fat.
    Dinner: A Meat (often the dish is cooked with veggies - cabbage, tomatoes, onions, carrots, etc.) + veggie and/or sweet potato/potato.

    Snacks (as needed): homemade kale chips, apples, bananas, oranges, olives, avocados, tomatoes carrots, cucumbers, smoked salmon, bits of cheese, super-dark chocolate, salami/sausage/other pre-cooked meat.

    Drinks: water, bubbly water (sometimes with ACV, or a wee bit of unsweetened cranberry or a lemon squeeze), berry smoothies (fresh or frozen berries + coconut milk or full-fat unsweetened yogurt + ice - this is somewhere between a drink and a snack), kombucha w/chia... more occasional: red wine, whiskey on the rocks.

    My vegan friends' diet:
    Breakfast: bowl of cereal with soy milk
    snack: some sort of soy bar
    Lunch: veggie crumble tacos
    snack: crackers
    dinner: veggie burger with fries
    snack: some sort of sugar laden dessert.
    drinks: juice (not necessarily 100% juice, either), soda, beer, mixed drinks...
    all of these things, of course cooked with margarine, veggie oils, soy, yadda yadda, and I'm totally not exaggerating the lack of veggies in their diet...
    Last edited by PrimalMama; 11-21-2012 at 02:26 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Southern California
    1.5 pounds of leeks. 2 pounds of kabocha. I've been eating that daily for ages.
    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    I haven't eaten everything I will be for today, but for Monday, I had:

    1 whole leaf lettuce (about 6-7 cups worth of leaves)
    2 lbs spaghetti squash
    1/2 lb of potato

    On a regular basis I will at least have a pound of some kind of vegetable. Lately, I've been trying to fit in more, and it adds up to several pounds on a daily basis.

  10. #10
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    Aug 2012
    Bridgewater, NJ
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    Well, I've always loved and eaten lots of fruit and veggies, but even more so now. Today the veggies that I had (along with plenty of meat and fat!):

    Breakfast: a big bowl leftover soup that included onion, celery, carrot, garlic, kale, tomato, zucchini
    Lunch: green beans cooked in coconut milk with slivered almonds, and a "throw-together" of chicken, peas, shallots and cauliflower
    Snacked on a couple dried apricots while making a dish for tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast
    Dinner (will be): ground beef mixed with salsa, served over chopped romaine lettuce and topped with diced avocado and sliced radishes

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