I love mac n’ cheese and try to make a homemade vegan cheese sauce as much as I can out of cashews and nutritional yeast. However, when I don’t want to make it from scratch, I usually opt for a boxed version since there are so many dairy-free choices now on the market!
Oh, you thought vegans only eat fancy green juice, kale salads and quinoa bowls, eh? See, we like our chips and cookies, too! We have designated an entire day in their honor. August 29, 2015 is International Vegan Junk Food Day. So you know what that means…
“If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” -William Edward Hickson
Wow, what a week! To say this week has been hard would be an understatement; this has been the week from hell. As they say: “When it rains, it pours.” Today marks day 22 that I have been eating this vegan diet.
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!
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.
If you’re trying to eat better by cutting back on meat, dairy, GMOs, etc, take a grocery trip to your nearest Whole Foods Market. It’s a great grocery store when you want to switch out your favorite snack foods for more Earth-friendly, animal-friendly, people-friendly and health-friendly options. Whether you want organic fruit and veggies or a new packaged food product you’ve read about, Whole Foods is bound to have it.
This product is a great transition food for new vegans. If you like Cheez-It brand crackers or another type of cheese crackers, yet want to try eating more vegan foods, you might like Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Flavor Squares!
Vegan eating without the fuss is TOTALLY possible. I took pictures to prove it 😀
Here are ten, easy, plant-based meal ideas – straight from the mouth of a lazy vegan!
In 2013, I decided to stop eating yogurt and try more of a vegan diet. I was a vegetarian at the time. Now, I consider myself a plant-based eater or a 99% vegan. I eat primarily plants, but I occasionally have dairy depending on the situation (like a birthday party where the cake has already been baked).
This blog is for people who want to make better eating choices, who want to eat more plant-based and need resources. I am not interested in making people feel excluded or like they need to be perfect. I often wonder if the more militant vegans understand that their tactics actually turn people away from veganism. I am interested in helping people eat less meat and dairy (or none at all!), not scaring them away from the vegan message of compassion.
In order to change your eating habits, you need to know what the heck you can eat! I assure you that there are SO MANY options; you just have to look and learn!
That’s Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese up there, yummm.
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.