Amy’s Kitchen is amazing. This long-standing vegetarian company has been a staple of mine since high school. I’ve posted about them a lot on this blog and Lazy Girl Vegan social media channels that finding Amy’s in grocery stores as a teen helped me transition to vegetarianism in Cincinnati, back when I didn’t know how to cook tempeh or make a grain bowl.
Homemade mac & cheese, store-made mac & cheese, boxed mac & cheese, restaurant-made, you name it, I’ve had it. Does anyone else just love mac n’ cheese as much as me? It’s like comfort in a bowl. It’s the last thing I gave up before switching to veganism. Luckily, being vegan means you can still eat mac n’ cheese.
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I love Trader Joe’s! For those who want to eat more plant-based foods, this store is a wonderful place to do your shopping. After one scan at the food lineup, you’ll quickly find that Trader Joe’s has your back when it comes to offering tasty meals and snacks that are free of meat, eggs, and dairy.
Vegan Cuts, the cruelty-free company that sells vegan goodies and offers monthly snack and beauty box subscriptions, has come out with a brand new box. Their one-time Cheese and Meat Box is packed with cruelty-free “cheesy” & “meaty” essentials that will have any omnivore coming back for more than one bite!
A few months ago, I wrote a post about how much I loved my Vegan Cuts Snack Box subscription. I have been a subscriber for more than a year, and along the way, I have discovered new favorite snacks that make it easy to maintain a plant-based diet. Now, since I recently became a Brand Ambassador for Vegan Cuts, I thought I’d share what’s inside my monthly boxes.
What did you love to eat as a child? Growing up in the 90s, I enjoyed the standard American fare as many others did, like meat, dairy, packaged snacks and heat-and-eat foods from a box. As I got older and changed my diet, I gave up some of the more popular convenience food brands. Fortunately, many of my old favorites, likes chips, cheese, bacon, cupcakes and toaster pastries, have now been re-imagined, plant-based style. Many of them are available at your nearest grocery store. Oh how the times have changed!
Here are some favorite foods from childhood that have now been re-imagined, vegan style.
As a child, I ate plenty of boxed mac & cheese, and I loved the Kraft kind in particular. Now, I have completely changed my diet to cut out most of the things I grew up eating – including cheese. But that doesn’t mean my taste for those childhood products has gone away! I still want some easy, creamy mac n’ cheese as much as the next American. Luckily, Earth Balance is here with a new, vegan mac n’cheese product that sits on the shelf.