Veganuary is now in full swing, I’ve committed to the vegan diet now for a week and I can’t believe how good it’s been. I say diet as I’m yet to transition skin and body products, I want to use what I have up and then make a change. So I’ll be needing cruelty free recommendations.
Initially I was oddly anxious, I mean how hard could it be? I’ve got a rather big sweet tooth and love a bit (a lot) of pick n mix. Obviously with my new vegan diet this is a no, no as it contains gelatine. I thought finding a substitute would be a challenge, was I wrong!
Little did I know there’s so many products out there ‘accidentally vegan’ and odd things like Bourbon biscuits. Who would have thought hey? Aldi have a great range of goodies and I even managed to get my hands on some fizzy sweets. Winning.
Since starting Veganuary I’ve felt inspired to cook and try new recipes. Before I would cook but never really enjoy what I make, thankfully my Dad does and always eats the leftovers. Well he’s going to dip out now as I’ve been loving everything. I’ve never felt so content with the foods I’ve been eating.
I’ve eaten so many plants over the last week that it’s kept me full and I have loads of energy. I mean over Christmas my diet wasn’t great, with pretty much every meal incorporating chocolate somewhere….
Now let’s chat nutrition because this is probably the biggest question raised when discussing veganism. More specifically ‘where do you get your protein and calcium from?’
Simple answer is, from most things! A lot of the food we eat has protein in it, it’s not all sourced from meat. You’ll find things like peas, soya beans, kidney beans and pulses all have protein in them. Most meat substitutes have great
Since there’s such a big protein culture you can even grab yourself protein pasta. Additionally if you’re really that worried, grab yourself a protein bar but really it’s not the end of the world.
Calcium is associated with being sourced from milk and cheese. Thankfully there’s so many milk/cheese/yoghurt alternatives out there. Personally I’ve never really been a lover of milk so have always bought soya or almond milk. Oh and fun fact, vegetables like broccoli and kale contain calcium.
So as vegan you don’t need to worry about nutrition you just need to ensure you incorporate these foods in your diet daily!
Lastly, no veganism isn’t expensive! Well it has been for me as I can’t stop buying all new vegan goodies shops are releasing-oops!
So what’s stopping you from trying veganism?