Category Archives: Cooking

Non-dairy substitutes

Giving up dairy can change your life. Think milk products don’t bother you? That’s what I thought too. I also thought stomach pain was just something you dealt with in life. Nope! By cutting out dairy, my stomach stopped hurting completely. The best part is with the alternative in the market, you don’t have to … Continue reading

Non-meat proteins

Protein is always a big concern when people cut meat from their diet, but there are plenty of sources that won’t hurt your ticker. Studies have shown that we need between 40 and 65 grams of protein a day, those with a very active lifestyles are on the higher end of the spectrum. Protein is … Continue reading

Fruit

When we think about dessert, we sometimes forget about natures candy. I guess all that refined sugar kind of one ups what is natural. However, there are a couple of huge trade offs when you decide to put down the apple and pick up the M&Ms, including: Fructose (the sugar in fruit) breaks down slower which … Continue reading

Vegetables

Vegetables are good for you, but they’re not created equal. As a vegan, vegetables high in iron and calcium are important to maintaining proper nutrition. Nevertheless, research has clearly shown that healthy veggies can reduce your risk of: Obesity Heart disease Type two diabetes Some kinds of cancers And other chronic illnesses What are the … Continue reading

Grains

Grains are the basis of a healthy vegan diet. Yes, you can forget all those years you were told to stay away from foods such as breads, rice, cereal, and pasta. Why are grains so important? They are all low in fat and contain no cholesterol There is little sodium in them unless salt is added … Continue reading

Vegan Baking Substitutes

You don’t have to give up all of your favorite desserts because you have become vegan. You will just need to learn how to bake without using dairy or eggs. Below is a list of baking substitutes that you can use with any kind of recipe. Milk Your best bet when substituting milk is with soy milk or … Continue reading