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Vegan Diet Staples

Do you ever wonder what vegans and plant-based people actually eat on a day to day basis?  With Instagram and Pintrest flooded with perfect looking plant-based recipes, it’s hard to imagine that every meal is flawless.  

Over the past few months, I’ve seen a lot of people trying to go vegan or plant-based, wondering what to cook or what people actually eat on a day to day basis.  In reality, most people eat completely different things depending on what your daily routines are and of course if you have goals (like weight loss/ weight gain) associated with what you’re eating.  So, there’s really no one answer.

If you’re struggling with the question of where to begin or what to eat, I put together a list of general vegan diet staples to help you begin transition plant-based products into your meals.      

Vegan Diet Staples

10 Easy Tips For Switching To A Plant-Based Diet

Do you want to go vegan or plant-based, but feel it’s going to be too difficult?  Do you feel like you’re not sure exactly where to start or that you’re not going to be able to maintain the diet?  

When I first switched to a plant-based diet, I had all of these thoughts running through my head.  I felt completely overwhelmed by the thought of flipping my entire diet on its head. In recent months, I’ve seen a lot of the same hesitation that I first experienced. 

In this article, I want to give you 10 tips on how to switch to a plant-based diet.  

10 Easy Tips For Switching To A Plant-Based Diet

Why It's Important To Create A Plant-Based Lifestyle

When a lot of people think of plant-based, they think of a diet absent (or mostly absent) of meat and dairy.  Though this is a key element and arguably the most important of plant-based, the aspect of a lifestyle is not often associated with this word, but it’s the secondary core element that has allowed me to be plant-based for over 2 years now - and absolutely love it.

In this article, I wanted to share some key element in creating the plant-based lifestyle that you’ll absolutely fall in love with.   

Why It's Important To Create A Plant-Based Lifestyle

How to Meal Prep Plant-Based

Are you thinking of switching to a plant-based diet, but you’re not sure how you could possibly turn your weekly meal prep vegan?  Maybe you’re wondering if your food’s going to last or if you’re going to make enough of it.

I had all of these concerns when I first started switching over to plant-based.  I felt completely overwhelmed with the idea of even just trying it out for a few weeks since I was meal prepping 8 meals per weekday for myself.  On top of that, I was worried about the added stress of a meal coming out bad and having to scramble to compensate.       

Here is a step by step guide on how I switched over my meal prep to be completely free of animal products.  

How to Meal Prep Plant-Based

How To Make A Plant-Based Diet Affordable

A really big concern I hear all the time from people is that they’re afraid switching to a plant-based diet is going to be too expensive and really just too much hassle for what it’s worth.  In reality, a plant-based diet can actually save you money in the long-run depending on what exactly you’re buying. To help out the beginners out there, I put together a guide of common pitfalls I found when I was first starting out and how I found a way around them.

How To Make A Plant-Based Diet Affordable

5 Reasons To Switch To A Plant-Based Diet

The Economist and Forbes have both declared 2019 as “Year of the Vegan”.  More and more experts are hailing the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.  There have been an explosion of new dairy free and vegan products put on the shelves.

We’re putting all the hype aside and giving you 5 reasons why you should switch to a plant-based diet.   

5 Reasons To Switch To A Plant-Based Diet