With the impending new year marking roughly four years since my vegan journey began, I recently started reflecting back to what my mindset on veganism had been like in those beginning stages. I personally grew up in a family of hunters and the concept of not eating any animal products wasn’t a thing I’d even heard of until adulthood. It wasn’t until I met my boyfriend that I’d even considered giving veganism a try. And although I’m glad I did, I’ll be the first to admit that there were several aspects of living an easy, cruelty-free lifestyle that I had to learn along the way. Below is my list of nine of those things that I wish I knew before going vegan. If you’ve got any to add, leave them in the comments below!
Eating a vegan diet might be great for our health (and the difference between life and death for our furry friends), but if you aren't careful, it can also incredibly expensive. Consistently eating fresh fruits, veggies, and meat substitutes, especially, can mean shelling out a ton of money on food every month. Don’t let that deter you, though. There are several ways to eat yummy vegan food on a budget. Here’s how.
Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re not vegan (but have vegan friends), you might be stressed about finding gifts that fit within our lifestyle, but don’t be! We've compiled a few gift ideas sure to delight any vegan!
One of the hardest things for me to give up when first going vegan was milk. Although it seems strange now – and super gross! – I used to drink a glass or two of milk every single day. Of course, that’s not exactly the norm. But milk is still an extremely common ingredient in other daily favorites like coffee, ice cream, and cereals. Luckily, there are several different dairy-free milk alternatives to choose from. Check out this guide for a rundown on the most common milk substitutes, and let us know which ones you prefer!