How An Alkalizing Diet Can Improve Your Health

What are alkalizing foods and are they that important to our health?   You have probably heard about alkaline foods and the alkalizing diet often over the last few months. The alkalizing diet takes a different approach to our health than most that I have looked at. With the alkalizing diet, you look at food as the source of the problem, not a side effect.   I have been following the alkalizing diet for some…

What to expect your first week vegan

Are you considering a vegan diet but have no idea what to expect? For some, it will be a complete lifestyle change and most people don’t know what to expect. I am here to share with you what your first week as a vegan will be like. My first week vegan was eye opening and life changing. I had no idea how to cook at the time, I was used to making quick dinners…

How to Answer These Commonly Asked Vegan Questions

I often get asked the same questions as a vegan. They may range in subject, but they always come back to the same questions. I call them commonly asked vegan questions. If you are vegan, you have probably heard these too. If you are becoming vegan, you may need to read on to know how to answer these commonly asked vegan questions. At points, you are not going to want to answer one more time…

10 Awesome Side Effects of Becoming Vegan

When it comes to being vegan, the benefits of taking on the lifestyle go beyond causing no harm to animals. There are awesome side effects of being vegan as well. When I went vegan, I never knew how much my life would change and how much better I would feel once I fully embraced the lifestyle. There were things I was prepared for like a general increase in my health, but all these awesome new…

How to Keep Your Vegan Meals Exciting and Stay Out of a Food Slump

Have you ever been in a food slump? I feel like I am in a vegan food slump. When I am in these moods, I tend not to get very creative with my meals and will end up eating the same foods 5 days of the week. This is no way to keep your meals exciting. Chances are you will end up eating foods that are not so great for you and regret them later…

The 6 Best Vegan Subscription Boxes

On my quest to live a truly vegan lifestyle, I have been looking at all the ways I can make being vegan fun and exciting. One of the things I love is getting my subscription boxes in the mail. I love not knowing what is going to be inside. It’s like your birthday and you get to open a present every time you get one in the mail. Lately, I have been looking…

How to lose weight on a vegan diet

Can being vegan help you lose weight? Have you tried every diet under the sun and nothing has worked or given you long lasting results? Eating vegan isn’t necessarily about weight loss, but it is an awesome side benefit. Vegans tend to be slimmer, stay slimmer, and suffer from far fewer diseases and issues as those who are overweight. Have you tried too many diet plans in the past to even list? A vegan…

What a vegan eats in a day: A sample of my daily meal plan

I often get asked what I eat in a day. Since starting the broccoli chick, I get several emails a week about what I eat, if I can give examples of what I eat, if I have suggestions for what a vegan can eat, and so on. Starting a new lifestyle can be confusing and if you are eating in a completely different way, its easy to get lost in all the vegan recipes on…

7 Common Vegan Mistakes to Avoid

Life isn’t perfect. We all make mistakes. I make mistakes every day. While becoming vegan, I made a lot of mistakes. It was something completely foreign to me. I didn’t really know anybody who was vegan. I didn’t have anyone to bounce ideas off with. I didn’t even have an online community to turn to. I went vegan back in 2007. It sounds terrible, but I really wasn’t a tech…

12 Must Have Items for your Kitchen

If you are a foodie like me, then you know the importance of having the right tools in your kitchen. After many years of trial and error, I have found the best tools to stock my kitchen. These are the best products I could find within my budget and the ones that I use on a weekly, and sometimes on a daily basis. I like to make everything in my life simple and I don…

How I Use Thrive Market To Save On Vegan Groceries

A friend of mine recently told me about a site, Thrive Market, that I had to check out. She knows that I like to eat healthy and organic whenever possible and that I have a diet that I cannot accommodate at most stores. I eat vegan, but I recently found out I have to eat gluten free as well. Combing these two diets had been a struggle for me at first. So, my friend told…

How to make your baking recipes vegan

Being able to swap out ingredients in recipes is easy to learn and will save you from overlooking great recipes that may have an ingredient you can’t use. When I first went vegan, I usually omitted ingredients that I no longer ate, but that left my meals missing a vital flavor, texture, or binding agent. I have since learned that it is easy to swap out ingredients in recipes as long as I use…

10 Common Vegan Myths Busted

Have you heard these common vegan myths? They can range from nutrition needs to veganism just being unnatural. I have heard my share of vegan myths over the years. Unfortunately, a lot of them people actually believe. For new vegans or those wanting to start a vegan diet, these vegan myths can scare them off. If you are told it is going to be too difficult or worse impossible, you might be turned off from…

How to cook whole grains

Do you know how to properly cook whole grains? Whole grains are super nutritious and should be a part of your daily meal plan. Whole grains are a very versatile food. They are great for rounding out a vegan meal. You can incorporate whole grains into any meal you want. You can add them to salads, stir fries, veggie bowls, use them as flours, add to desserts for a health kick, there are just so…

Vegan Nutrition Basics

Are you ready for a diet that is super nutritious? This is the diet plan you need to follow if you want to feel the healthiest you ever have in your life. It is no surprise that more and more people are looking at plant based diets as the go to lifestyle if you want to maximize your nutrient intake. No other diet stresses the importance of getting so many vegetables into your meals. Most…