Zero protein vegan shrimp!

My husband likes making this vegan shrimp for me, with vegan butter, and basil … however, I just realized that it is zero protein vegan shrimp!

Well, what does it have? Only 80 cal, 3 g of fat, 0 g of saturated fat (very good), 14 g of carbs, which includes 3 g of fiber (also good to have) and only 2 grams simple sugars. . It isn’t very many calories, so I guess it’s mainly for a little fiber boost, and some texture and taste.

Ingredient label for the zero protein, vegan shrimp,, imitation, shrimp, imported from Taiwan, through Richmond, California.

I heated up the leftover butter basil vegan shrimp in the microwave today, for a meal with saffron rice, Trader Joe’s tasty cabbage, and roasted vegetables with vegan yogurt sauce.

My husband makes the oven roasted veggies with kite hill vegan protein yogurt, which is very nutritious and normally expensive; thankfully, we have been able to find it for cheap at grocery outlet.

After heating up the leftovers, I added edamame (which is a very nutritious, complete protein) and hemp seeds.

Microwaved, leftovers, including saffron rice, roasted vegetables with vegan protein, yogurt, as a Sauce, and vegan zero prepared shrimp, sautéed with vegan butter, lemon, and basil.

I haven’t had a chance to post very much during the past few months because I’m super busy with some major things going on in my life right now. However, I want to point out that I still do an amazing job of eating big picture vegan food as my typical thing, and promoting it to everyone around me. At the same time, I do an amazing job of being flexible as I’m willing to eat meat, dairy products, eggs, or any other animal product if that’s what is available, and if it doesn’t make sense to hold out for a purely vegan or vegetarian option.

Personally, for the sake of animals, I think this is superior to being vegan or vegetarian. I like to promote this very publicly, because too many vegans and vegetarians think so highly of themselves, as if they’re doing something better for the animals, compared to people who are willing to do the most sensible thing, which could include eating animal products.

Kite Hill vegan protein, yogurt, plain, unsweetened, non-dairy. Unlike most vegan yogurts available in the USA, this one has nutrition comparable to dairy-based yogurts.

On a separate topic, I can’t believe how many vegans or vegetarians will say that nutrition doesn’t matter because they are choosing their food to help animals and not for nutrition. From the perspective of trying to help animals, that’s a really messed up thing to say.

Obviously, the main reason why people or any other organism would eat food is to get nutrition. Therefore, if we are serious about showing people that a vegan diet (or even a meat-free diet) is feasible for them, nutrition is VERY important.

I am avoiding animal products specifically for helping animals, and that’s why nutrition matters. Animals are not helped if people think that vegan food isn’t a nutritious way to eat. If you’re a vegan or vegetarians who says nutrition doesn’t matter, that’s the type of mind that you are promoting. Not good for animals.

That’s why I’m here to publicly criticize that type of behavior, which is common with some, not all, Vegans and Vegetarians.

Nutrition label for Kite Hill, vegan non-dairy, plain unsweetened protein yogurt. It has 2.5 g saturated fat, 12 g of protein and only 130 cal. This is much better nutrition than most of the vegan yogurt options available in the USA.

Some people wrongly think that I’m here for vegan bashing, or vegetarian bashing. No, if you want to eat all vegan food or all vegetarian food, with no exceptions ever, that’s fine. I’m not bashing anybody for what they eat.

What I am criticizing is statements like “I’m vegan or vegetarian, for the animals, so nutrition doesn’t matter.” That’s very harmful to the animals. Why? Because it makes it seem like vegans don’t care about their own health. Why would somebody want to promote a vegan diet for their children, or for their elderly parents, if it’s only for people who don’t care about their own health?

So… If you’re someone who says that, I’m criticizing you, specifically. Not because you’re vegan or vegetarian, but because of the harmful mindset that you are promoting by saying that nutrition doesn’t matter.

My nutritious and delicious, fully vegan meal, which is the type of thing I eat all day long, 365 days out of the year, generally speaking.

And back to the earlier topic, I’m also criticizing people for thinking that they’re superior to other people because they refuse to do anything different with regards to eating whatever they’ve decided to eat, even when more sensible options are available.

I’m not criticizing anyone for being OCD, or for having a religion that doesn’t allow any deviations from a specific set of rules, or whatever the situation may be.

I am criticizing people for THINKING THEY ARE SUPERIOR because they stick to specific rules even when the rules aren’t sensible.

Keep in mind: People have very good reasons for doing less than sensible things; example, things we may do just to suit ourselves and because it makes us happy.

Is it sensible to stay up late watching a movie and losing sleep because of it? No, but it makes me happy so I might do it anyway. That being said, I don’t think that I’m superior to other people just because I did something that wasn’t sensible. See the difference?

Sadly, I think some vegans and vegetarians don’t see the difference. And then they blame it on cognitive dissonance, when other people don’t want to make the same not-very-sensible decisions. That’s a big problem. I think it’s a big reason why the vegan and vegetarian movements have not taken off.

Veganism has been around for more than 75 years, and still, such a small fraction of the world population, less than 3% could be considered vegan, and only a small percentage is vegetarian, outside of a few places, such as India and the UK.

I believe one of the big road blocks (there are many) is the fact that people see vegans doing less-than-sensible things on the regular and absurdly considering themselves superior for it. When people are dismissive toward vegans or vegetarians, it’s not always because of cognitive dissonance; sometimes, it’s because of this.

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