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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Why you should be eating more beans

If you are eating a plant based diet, beans are going to be your BFF. They keep you full, provide you with plant based protein, seamlessly fit into many dishes, and do a great job working as substitutes for meat in your favorite dishes. Most of us don’t grow up eating beans. When I was growing up, I ate beans very rarely. We had baked beans, chili (with more meat than beans really), and…

How to be vegan for life

If you have made the choice to be vegan recently and are wondering if you can do this full time, don’t worry, it becomes so much easier the longer you stick with it. Making vegan decisions become second nature. I have spoken to many people who have told me they have tried to be vegan, but for one reason or another, it didn’t stick. They tried it for a few months, a year…

Everyday Vegan Lifestyle Hacks

So, you are vegan or plan to be vegan. What does an average day look like for a vegan? Your everyday routine doesn’t need to change, it just needs to be tweaked. Vegans are normal people. They eat, drink, socialize, and enjoy life. People may think you live a completely foreign lifestyle to theirs, but really, we do all the same things, we just abstain from eating and using animal products. Here are some…

How to get enough plant based protein

Are you wondering where you are going to get plant based protein on a plant based vegan diet? Don’t worry, I got you. It can seem like it will be hard to get enough protein on a plant based diet, but it’s going to be easier than you will believe. There is more plant based protein sources than I could list. So, I chose the best plant based protein sources from each food…

Why you should be on a Plant Based Diet

A plant based diet is one in which you eat ingredients in their whole, plant based forms. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and tubers. A plant based diet excludes dairy, meat, eggs, and overly processed foods like white flour, sugar, and oils. Why switch to a plant based diet? A plant based diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat. It provides you with all the right nutrients without adding…

How to deal with nonvegan friends

So, you are vegan but your friends aren’t. Can you even have nonvegan friends? Of course, you can. That would be terrible if you had to choose keeping your buddies or being vegan. Luckily, we can have both. It may seem like you have a giant gulf between you and your nonvegan friends when you first become vegan. There are going to be things that you are not going to do the same way…

My Being Vegan Journey

I started my blog the month of my ten year anniversary of going vegan. It was pure coincidence this lined up, but I also think it may have been fate. I wanted to share my vegan journey and what my path looked like to get to where I am now. I know that beginning a vegan lifestyle can seem impossible, scary, and different. I have been through all the ups and downs that come with…

10 Tips For Dining Out As A Vegan

Does the thought of dining out as a vegan terrify you? I know exactly how you feel. It can be intimidating going to a restaurant and not even know if there is a meal that you can eat there. I hate being that person who has to walk out of a restaurant when I realize that there is nothing on the menu that I can eat. I feel like everyone is looking at me and…