This is a great guest post by my lovely vegan friends VegetaCouple / SoulyVegans. Their blog is: https://www.soulyvegans.com/
As originally posted at: https://www.soulyvegans.com/veganlifestyleblog/june-22nd-2017
I want to note that ‘vegan’ substitutes do not automatically assume that they are healthy. MOST vegan products are better than animal based foods, and they can be very helpful when transitioning to a plant-based diet. However, if you want the best health outcome or are budget minded, a whole food plant-based diet (without oil) is more healthful and less expensive. There are tons of recipes on this blog.
What Do Vegans Eat?
Rice, beans, chickpeas, quinoa, lentils, nuts, fruits, veggies and more!!!
Now is a great time to go vegan because there’s so many new products like almond milk, plant-based “meats” and more.
THERE IS A REPLACEMENT FOR EVERYTHING.
Meat, Pork, Chicken – Beans, lentils, mushrooms, organic tofu, tempeh, seitan brand, beyond meat brand, Field Roast brand
Eggs – Organic firm tofu with turmeric, ‘vegan eggs’ from Follow Your Heart
Sweets – Maple syrup, coconut sugar, dates, agave nectar
Milk – nut milks (almond, soy, oat, rice, hemp, cashew)
Cheese – Dairy-free cheese Daiya
Ice-cream- so-delicious brand
Usually its hard to find the vegan stuff because once again the food corporations have all the money so they buy all the shelf space and they pay the grocery stores to hide the vegan stuff.
So if u try to find vegan hamburgers, they are not with the real meat. You will have to spend some time in the grocery and ask someone that works there where it all is.
The plant-based meat is usually in the produce section or someone near the frozen section. The packaging looks like real meat so you have to look for the “V”!!!
You can usually find something on the menu to veganize at restaurants. Just take the meat/chicken on (add tofu if they have it) and tell them no cheese. If they don’t have anything then go to the sides section and order a bunch of sides.
Chipotle has sofritas which taste like meat so we usually get a sofrita bowl with beans, rice, veggies and everything except sour cream and cheese.
Taco bell is great for vegan options, just replace meat with beans and tell them “fresco” it means no cheese.
Indian restaurants, mexican restaurants, hibachi places… and any other culture has great options that are easily made vegan. Going to american restaurants like long horn, red lobster, apple bees are a little harder to find or make vegan options… go figure.
As long as you are eating a variety of everything you will be fine! Just remember like I said you will probably detox in the beginning but then you will feel better than you ever have in your life.
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