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DRAGONCHILDE
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3/27/13 5:01 P

I would say that if you hate vegetables, a better way to handle it would be to experiment with new vegetables, and try new ways of cooking ones you don't like. Which ones don't you like, and why?



DASSAD98
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3/27/13 2:58 P

I figured they were too processed to count but wanted to make sure. I hate veggies so the fewer I have to gag down the better. Oh well. Thanks for the quick response.



BUNNYVUNE
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3/27/13 1:40 P

Undoubtedly, SPKKRAUSE, if you're eating a vegetable that has been dehydrated whole, that's still a vegetable. Minimal processing. And sometimes even delicious.

And I agree with snarky Wednesday you. I think dehydrated potato starch-based "veggie" snacks are like human kibble.



SPKRAUSE
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3/27/13 1:26 P

See below about commercial chips and them being mainly corn or potato starch -- that's fascinating, BUNNYUNE --, let's say. But, sure ... if you make your own chips and they're just dehydrated or roasted vegetables with a little oil for crispiness ... why not count them as a serving of vegetables? Especially homemade sweet potato, beet, or kale chips.

But there's a part of me -- snarky Wednesday me -- that thinks, if one has to worry about whether vegetable chips count as a vegetable, one is already asking the wrong question and should not be worrying about veggie chips but about getting more fresh or frozen vegetables into the diet.



BUNNYVUNE
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3/27/13 1:16 P

I just googled the ingredients for "Veggie Sticks" and the first ingredient is potato starch, followed by dehydrated potato and oil. They're barely food. Sorry. You'll still better off eating an actual vegetable.



SIMONEKP
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3/27/13 1:14 P

sticks yes, not sure about the chips. Maybe if you're taking kale and baking it into a crisp then yes.



DRAGONCHILDE
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3/27/13 1:13 P

Are you talking about the commercial ones? That are basically just chips? I wouldn't count them unless I made them myself. Those things are no healthier for you t han regular chips.

I'm not sure what you mean by veggie sticks.



DASSAD98
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3/27/13 1:08 P

Can anyone tell me if veggie chips or veggie sticks count as eating a vegetable? I am trying to add more veggies to my diet and not sure if these would count?



 
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