Sometimes I wonder how a person could go vegan 20 years ago. Ya know, when vegan ice cream, cheese, and sour cream didn’t exist. But you would be surprised at the amount of store bought foods that are vegan friendly. Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies, Blow Pops, Froot Loops, they are all “vegan friendly” foods, but that doesn’t mean they are healthy or nutritionally sound. So, when finding and eating vegan foods, try and stay away from processed foods. Sure, the occasional vegan bologna is fine, but processed foods also contains chemicals to lengthen shelf life, make food look different, and increase flavor. The best thing to do is limit processed foods to the occasional treat and buy whole vegan foods.
Not sure if your foods vegan or not? Take a look at the foods that you need to watch out for, such as breads and sugar.
Want that occasional treat? Check out PETAs “Accidentally Vegan” for an array of vegan products that you can buy at your local store.
There are a number of vegan cookbooks on the market. Some are better than others, but all of them will help you realize that vegan cuisine is anything but dull. See my cookbook reviews below:
- The Complete Vegan Cookbook
- The New Vegan Cookbook
- The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook
- Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen
- Please Feed Me: A Punk Vegan Cookbook
- Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
- Vegan Planet
- The Candle Cafe Cookbook
- Students Go Vegan Cookbook
- Vegan a Go-Go!
- The Wild Vegan Cookbook