30-Day Vegan Challenge

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Vegan Substitutes for Baking

Submitted by admin on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:34

Vegan baking can seem tricky. You need to replace eggs, butter, dairy and any other animal-based products in traditional recipes. But once you learn what you can swap in, it becomes easier to bake up vegan treats. These tricks can also work if you're baking for someone with dairy or egg allergies, as well as if you just run out of eggs (happens to the best of us). The caveat? You're best off following a recipe that is vegan to begin with.

9 Vegetarian & Vegan Protein Substitutes

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 13:13

Eating a vegetarian diet is linked with many health benefits—including lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and lower overall BMI. You'll want to make sure you're eating balanced meals and getting key nutrients that can sometimes be lacking for vegetarians and vegans, such as vitamin B12, iron and omega-3s. And whether you've just made the switch or want to shake up your dinner game, you may want some fresh ideas for what to eat. Beyond basic vegetables, fruits and whole grains, we've put together a list of our favorite vegetarian and vegan substitutes for animal proteins.

Surprising Foods You Think Are Vegan But Aren't

Submitted by admin on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:39
Is wine vegan? What about bread? It's not always easy for a vegan to tell which foods are safe and it can be even harder for someone new to vegan eating to decide which foods are truly vegan. It's important to double-check labels and ingredient lists to avoid hidden animal-based ingredients in your foods and beverages. Here are a list of foods that aren't always vegan that you might want to watch out for.

4 Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet (and a Few Potential Drawbacks)

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 13:57

Mention a vegan diet just a few years ago and you might have gotten an eye roll or two. For many folks, the plant-based diet—which excludes all dairy and animal products—once conjured up visions of crunchy granola and Birkenstocks. But no more. While only about 2 percent of Americans describe themselves as vegan, the diet is becoming more mainstream, with celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Beyoncé claiming to be followers (well, at least part-time).

How Vegans Can Get the Nutrients They Need

Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 13:24

One of the most challenging aspects of eating a vegan diet is ensuring that all your nutrition needs are met despite eliminating major food groups from your diet. Following a vegan diet means cutting out all animal-based foods like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy. It can feel restrictive and also be unhealthy without the proper knowledge and resources at hand.