I get this question all the time "Why are you Vegan?" or "What's the actual reason your vegan?" Now sometimes I just ignore the question or just say it was my choice and I like it but sometimes you get the person that just won't let up and this post is basically going to cover everything that I would say to them.
The why is very simple. I made the change because I wanted to. I didn't want to contribute to animal suffering myself anymore and I felt that this was the way that I needed to go. I knew that dairy made me sick and after eating certain meats I always had a stomachache. So I had gotten rid of dairy for the most part but I would still eat it which only made me sick. I did my research and decided that vegan was the best switch that I could make for me. I found a book at the library called Funeral for my Fat by Sharee Samuels in which she details her journey into veganism. I highly suggest this book. I also got a book called Vegan's Daily Companion which was amazing when I was just starting out. I have been vegan now for almost 2 years and I have to say its the best decision I have made.
But what do you eat?
I get this question a lot mainly from family members worried about me. But a vegan diet can be just as high in all your necessary nutrients as a meat based one. I eat lots of fruit and veggies. I make salads and sandwiches and I can even have burgers and fries. There are so many options for vegans in the grocery stores now that I get quite the variety. For an inside look watch this video from Liv B, a youtuber in Halifax that I follow.
She has a youtube channel as well as Instagram and Pinterest. I have followed her since I made the switch and I love her recipes. If you click on her name above the video it will take you to all her information.
But isn't it more expensive?
Need I say more! Veganism is only expensive if all your buying is processed, ready to eat vegan meals; or if your buy a ton of vegan substitutes for meat and cheese, that's when it gets really expensive. Buying food items to make your own meals like your bulk beans and rice, bulk oatmeal etc is cheaper then buying pre-made food.
How can I make the change?
Start small. Try Meatless Mondays, substitute out your meat in various way. Don't over think what your doing. Use almond or coconut milk instead of regular milk. Try different recipes, be adventurous with your cooking. If you are thinking of making the change or even curious about making small changes send me a message I will gladly help you in any way that I can.
Hope you enjoyed today's post
See you next time :)