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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

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Vegan PMS Attack

I can always tell when I'm about to get my period: No matter how substantial and healthy a meal I may have had, I am left unsatisfied. I get a CRAVING, an intense, overwhelming, physically palpable CRAVING for something sugary, starchy, sweet, and CHOCOLATEY. Oh, yes, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate...

There's nothing for it. I hop in the car and head down the road a few miles to the nearest Whole Foods Market. If I'm going to eat junk, dagnabbit, at least it's going to be GOOD junk. Sure, the local grocery store has some animal-free munchies, and they have my Organic Oregon Chai, which I am also craving, but they don't have VEGAN DONUTS. You see, my body is telling me that I MUST have a donut. NOW. Never mind that until now I've shrugged at the existence of vegan donuts; suddenly I have this overpowering craving for a chocolatey-frosted cake donut. And of course it has to be vegan. And Whole Foods Market just happens to carry vegan donuts. So, Whole Foods Market it is.

My Vegan PMS Shopping Cart:

  • 1 carton of Oregon Chai Chocolate Chai
  • 1 carton of vanilla rice beverage, to mix with the chai
  • 1 bar of Whole Foods Certified Organic Dark Chocolate With Currants & Almonds
  • 1 box of Edward and Sons Let's Do Organic Classic Gummi Bears
  • 5 pieces of Sunspire Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters
  • 1 Vermont Maple Cookie Company Chocolate Chip cookie
  • 1 very squooshy and very chocolatey Cherry Choco Chunk Cookie by Alternative Baking Company
  • 1 15-oz. box of organic Thompson Seedless Raisins
  • And, of course, the donuts: 2 (yes, two) Nutrilicious Carob Coated Vegan Donuts

The donut frosting is carob, not chocolate, but close enough for jazz. The PMS Beast is appeased, for now.

Resistance, I have learned, is futile. PMS cravings will not be denied. But it helps to shop in the right places.

Karyn M.
Minnesota

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