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5 surefire ways to handle critics on a vegan diet

5 surefire ways to handle critics on a vegan diet

Critics are the worst Being vegan is hard. Yes, making delicious new recipes and feeling so great is amazing. I can even handle the hunger, cravings, and having no idea what to cook. But as soon as people start criticizing my decisions, I get frustrated […]

Vegan Challenge: Final Thoughts

Vegan Challenge: Final Thoughts

My experience This vegan challenge has been interesting, to say the least. For those of you who don’t know, I have been embarking on a vegan challenge for 30 days. At first, I kept it simple. One vegan meal a day. As I continued, it […]

Day 10: find a supporter

Day 10: find a supporter

It’s been a while! I figured it had been a while since I had updated you on my challenge, so here are some thoughts that have been jostling around my head. Today, I watched a documentary on YouTube called “Vegan: Everyday Stories” by Northwest Veg. […]

Day 3: watermelon

Day 3: watermelon

Can I just say, I frickin’ love watermelon? Now that it’s the summer, it’s in season, and I’ve gotten a pretty strong craving for this delicious melon…all the time. Not only is it delicious, but it’s super hydrating. For my vegan meal, I kept it simple […]

Day 2: vegan salad

Day 2: vegan salad

I have some romaine heads that are going to be bad soon, so I thought a salad would be perfect for an easy vegan meal. The great thing about salads is that you can put practically anything in there and have it taste good. So […]

Day 1: green smoothie

Day 1: green smoothie

On day one of this challenge, I decided to keep it simple and start with a smoothie. I love smoothies, and they seem to be a staple for vegans, so I went with it. I threw in some bananas, pitted dates, a little lime juice, […]

30-day challenge: Vegan style

30-day challenge: Vegan style

For about a year now, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of veganism. I follow a few vegans religiously on YouTube, and I’m always impressed by how energetic and healthy they appear. I’ve watched so many documentaries about food (can I just say, I love […]

My food staples

My food staples

Within the short time that I’ve been vegetarian, I’ve figured out a couple things. One is that it is hard to eat out and be vegetarian. Some restaurants offer more options than ever before, but there are only so many black bean burgers I can […]

What to Expect When Transitioning to a Plant-based Lifestyle

What to Expect When Transitioning to a Plant-based Lifestyle

When I first thought of becoming a vegetarian, I wished someone would have told me exactly what to expect. I think a lot of the time people don’t say anything because they don’t want to discourage others from trying, but I found that knowing the second […]

Is Being Vegetarian Worth It?

Is Being Vegetarian Worth It?

Is being vegetarian worth it? As a vegetarian, I wonder this all the time. I have to recommit to vegetarianism constantly. The real question is, “What is it worth?” It depends on what the “it” is that you are giving up. Becoming vegetarian can be freeing. […]