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Edgy Veggie

Durham, New Hampshire
I am Leah! I'm 20 years old and Massachusetts bred, but currently make my home in Durham, NH were I am studying nutrition and wellness at the University of New Hampshire. Contributing to my school's newspaper (The New Hampshire) as well as our own branch of the popular women's online magazine, Her... Full Bio
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Promoting Women’s Health Through Fitness by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Breast Cancer isn’t fun, but Zumba  is! This week, I attended Her Campus UNH’s “ Steps to Awareness ” breast cancer event. The event was put on to raise money for breast c ... Read on »
A Poem on Running by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Music of Motion A yoga instructor once told me “you can quiet the negativity in your mind by listening to how your body feels”. So I jogged around town withou ... Read on »
Should You Buy Organic? by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian In the world of nutrition, the debate over organic vs. non-organic rages on. Produce that used to be reserved only for the true ”health nut” is now available in almos ... Read on »
Hello, and welcome! As a s ... by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Hello, and welcome! As a senior student at  The University of New Hampshire , I am currently studying  Nutrition & W ellness  with a minor in writing.  During my tim ... Read on »
Perspective is Everything. by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Perspective is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance” and by Dictionary.com  as “the state of one’ ... Read on »
Schooling Your Diet Plan by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Throughout the course of my upbringing, I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by health advocates. My step-dad is a devout exerciser while my mom is a total h ... Read on »
Veggie Pot Pie Recipe by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian One of my absolute favorite home-cooked meals is chicken pot pie. My mom has been making her classic version since before I can remember and I swear it’s the best I’ve ... Read on »
Busted: The Myth of “Spot Reducing” by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian We’ve all heard it, seen it, or even practiced it. The term spot reducing refers to the idea of lowering body fat percentage in a specific area of the body like the a ... Read on »
Eat a Meal, Not a Snack by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Skipping out on snacks could lead to more efficient weight loss… Weight loss occurs when the calories we expend are fewer than the calories we consume, how one chooses t ... Read on »
Warm-Up That Workout by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Here I am warming up for a morning workout! How long should my warm-up take? It would be a nightmare reciting an important speech without reviewing it beforeha ... Read on »
Beware the (Veggie) Burger by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian I’m not one to discourage anyone from vegetable consumption, but do veggie burger even qualify as vegetables? Loaded with sodium and processed ingredients, veggie bur ... Read on »
Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook Review by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The Eat Clean Vegetarian Cookbook is the most recent addition to my foodie library. Being a huge fan of Tosca’s other books, I ordered this one as soon as a found out i ... Read on »
Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook Review by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian The Eat Clean Vegetarian Cookbook is the most recent addition to my foodie library. Being a huge fan of Tosca’s other books, I ordered this one as soon as a found ou ... Read on »
The Music of Health by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Music is one of the few things everyone can collectively enjoy at almost any time of day. Whether you’re getting ready in the morning, getting over a tough break-up, ... Read on »
The Best Twice Baked Potatoes You’ll Ever Eat! by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian *Please be advised thatthese potatoes should be consumed in moderation The definition of comfort food is different for everyone. Some find it in the form of sweet ... Read on »
Exercise is Like Brushing Your Teeth by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Brush 'em! What if we only brushed our teeth three times a week? Say good-bye to those pretty pearly whites and say hello to gross plaque buildup and nasty breath! Y ... Read on »
Clean Eating by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Tosca Reno, Eat Clean Diet promoter One of the common buzz words among health-conscious foodies is “clean eating”. Although clean eating is not a new concept, it has ... Read on »
Clean Eating by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Tosca Reno, Eat Clean Diet promoter One of the common buzzwords among health-conscious foodies is “clean eating”. Although clean eating is not a new concept, it has ... Read on »
Buyer Beware: Foods You Thought Were Vegetarian by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian Grocery stores carry a wide selection of vegetarian options, some that you might not even be aware of yet! Lots of foods, like veggie burgers, chicken-free chicken pa ... Read on »
Happy (almost) Easter! The Health Benefits of Egg Yolks by Edgy Veggie Posted in: Blog Posts in Vegetarian As a vegetarian, one of the most common complaints I hear from concerned friends and family is that it is impossible to get enough protein by following a vegetarian diet. ... Read on »