VeggieTales VeggieTales

by Nicci on 10/01/2009

”If you like to talk to tomatoes
If a squash can make you smile
If you like to waltz with potatoes
Up and down the produce aisle…
Have we got a show for you!
VeggieTales, VeggieTales, VeggieTales, VeggieTales,
VeggieTales, VeggieTales, VeggieTales, VeggieTales!

Broccoli! Celery! Gotta be
Lima beans! Collard greens! Peachy keen!
Cauliflower! Sweet and sour! Half and hour!
There’s never-ever-ever-ever-ever been a show like VeggieTales!
There’s never-ever-ever-ever-ever been a show like VeggieTales!
It’s time for VeggieTales! ”


I forgot to mention today was ”World Vegetarian Day” and kick off  of  ”National Vegetarian Awareness Month” which is awesome, because my good friend Carlos decided he would go vegetarian starting October 1.  I have decided to join him in his quest to eat more veggies!  I think I eat enough but more veggies won’t hurt me. I will miss my chicken & fish, so I’m not sure how long I will last. I was a vegetarian for 2 years but that was a long time ago.  I went veg to eat more vegetables during high school out of curiosity, sports and learning of animal cruelty.

There are so many different types of vegetarians:  here are a few

Types of Vegetarians:

1. Pescatarian (also spelled pescetarian)

The word “pescatarian” is occasionally used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. Although the word is not commonly used, more and more people are adopting this kind of diet, usually for health reasons or as a stepping stone to a fully vegetarian diet.

2. Flexitarian/Semi-vegetarian

You don’t have to be vegetarian to love vegetarian food! “Flexitarian” is a term recently coined to describe those who eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but occasionally eat meat.

3. Vegetarian (Lacto-ovo- vegetarian)

When most people think of vegetarians, they think of lacto-ovo-vegetarians. People who do not eat beef, pork, poultry, fish, shellfish or animal flesh of any kind, but do eat eggs and dairy products are lacto-ovo vegetarians (“lacto” comes from the Latin for milk, and “ovo” for egg).Lacto-vegetarian is used to describe a vegetarian who does not eat eggs, but does eat dairy products.

Ovo-vegetarian refers to people who do not eat meat or dairy products but do eat eggs.

4. Vegan

Vegans do not eat meat of any kind and also do not eat eggs, dairy products, or processed foods containing these or other animal-derived ingredients such as gelatin. Many vegans also refrain from eating foods that are made using animal products that may not contain animal products in the finished process, such as sugar and some wines. There is some debate as to whether certain foods, such as honey, fit into a vegan diet.

5. Raw vegan/Raw food diet

A raw vegan diet consists of unprocessed vegan foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius). “Raw foodists” believe that foods cooked above this temperature have lost a significant amount of their nutritional value and are harmful to the body.

6. Macrobiotic

The macrobiotic diet, revered by some for its healthy and healing qualities, includes unprocessed vegan foods, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and allows the occasional consumption of fish. Sugar and refined oils are avoided. Perhaps the most unique qualifier of the macrobiotic diet is its emphasis on the consumption of Asian vegetables, such as daikon, and sea vegetables, such as seaweed.

Have any crazy ones we could add to the list?

 I think I have figured out that I’m a  Ovo/Lacto Veg Head but I use to be a Ovo/Lacto Pollotarian. Wow that’s a mouthful!

I don’t care for or like labels but just out of curiosity, what would you label yourself?

Funny Thing: Carlos and I work together now, but we first met at our old job @ a Christian book store. We would go to the kids section to sing the VeggieTale songs by heart!  We played the videos for the employees not the children who came in. lol

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A@ Please Don't Eat Me! October 4, 2009 at 1:47 pm

im not sure what i would be! i cant eat dairy.. so I guess a half ass vegan would be the one i could label myself… lol

I love Veggie Tales.. the hair brush song?? Water Buffalos.. I can spell it very well but the Se-bu song.. lol oh man, i could sing those songs all day!!

Menden @ Skinny Menny October 4, 2009 at 12:18 pm

I guess I’d say I’m sometimes a flexitarian, and other times a pescetarian, and other times a vegetarian, lol.

This weekend, I’m a flexitarian! ;)

Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 3, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Great fact about Veg Day! Thank you………I love learning new things! I in many ways would like go to Vegan, but I am a Western Girl at heart and love my MEAT!

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) October 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm

haha I remember Veggie Tales!

Lexi October 3, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I don’t get much traffic :( but I added you to my blogroll. I hope you don’t mind. Have a good weekend.

Lexi October 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I bought my first pumpkin scented candle thanks to your suggestion! It’s a seasonal Yankee Candle. Hope you’re well.

Shannon, Tropical Eats October 3, 2009 at 7:27 am

LOL oh gosh, by scrolling through the comments I think I’m the only omnivore in the building. ;) I gotta have meat in every meal or else I feel I’m lacking in the protein area.. This is a neat post to see everyone’s eating habits! Thanks chica! <3

Marina October 3, 2009 at 4:11 am

I am flexitarian :) I eat chicken and pork 1-2 times a week, and I don’t eat other stuff because…honestly, I’m scared of mad cow disease :D

RunToTheFinish October 2, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I guess I’m a flexitarian because I don’t yet fall in to any stricter vegan categories because I have meat occassionally stil…just nothing red

Lee October 2, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I guess flexitarian. I was pescatarian for like 4 years but started eating chicken again a few months ago, albeit only a few times a month.

Jeri October 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Too funny, about a week ago (after a lot more thought than that, I promise) I decided that Oct. 1 would be the day that I become pescatarian. Now catching up on blogs on Oct. 2 I see that date has a lot more significance than just being the first of the month. Kind of cool. :)

Nicole October 2, 2009 at 11:20 am

Veggie Tales! HA! Too funny! I’m not quite sure what I am? I definitely eat everything but most recently, I have been really cutting back on eating meat. I’ll always eat eggs and dairy products and fish though. Maybe I’m just a more selective and cautious eater? Have a great weekend! Enjoy your camping trip :)

Katie October 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

Hahaha thanks for posting that song! It’s going to be in my head all day now, though!

I call myself a “vegetarian”, but I guess I’m really a “pescatarian”. I hate labels too.

Jolene ( October 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

I am trying to eat more veggies this month … and I would like to try to make 10 new vegetarian recipes by the end of the month!

Erica October 2, 2009 at 7:56 am

Ow! I totally didn’t know that yesterday was vegetarian day! I say that I am a pescatarian, but really I’m almost fully vegetarian. I love it! Hooray for fruits and veggies :)

Mari October 2, 2009 at 7:12 am

I am a flextarian for sure =)…

Jessica @ How Sweet October 2, 2009 at 6:58 am

Probably a flexitarian…

Kaytee October 2, 2009 at 6:09 am

I am flexitarian, myself, but for years was pescetarian. Red meat is a special occasion food in my book.

Sues October 2, 2009 at 6:00 am

I could never be a vegetarian because I love my proteins and variety, but I DO make it a point to eat extra veggies and to load up on them :) Love veggies!!

brandi October 2, 2009 at 5:43 am

The closest would be flexitarian, but i guess that’s why I don’t have a label :) I don’t really fit into any of these! And that’s okay.

jamie October 1, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I guess I would have to say I am a “flexitarian”… I eat meat on occasion but I will go days w/o it.

Emily October 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm

in between a flexitarian and pescatarian. :-)

molls October 1, 2009 at 8:34 pm

i am catholic and this past lent season i gave up meat. after lent i ate meat about 3/4 times but then decided in mid may that i was going to give it up for good. not sure why but not everything needs a reason! i had fish in june but since then no fish either… so haha
i am happy all that matters

good luck!

Lele October 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm

VeggieTales theme song will definitely be stuck in my head for the next two weeks :D It’s so cute and catchy!

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