It’s easier than you think to find vegan versions of your favourite food, but some are better than others. Don’t get discouraged if it’s not right yet. My own vegan journey started in January. Five years later, I’ve learned a few things I’d love to share to help in your own vegan journey, this Veganuary.
In my almost-two-year vegan journey, I have learned quite a bit about proper nutrition, and how attainable it is on a vegan diet: as well as what scary things can happen to your body if you aren’t getting proper nutrition. Though the average person often assumes they are quite knowledgeable on the subject, it is amazing how little the average person understands about nutrition.
Have you noticed the veganization happening all over the US and Canada? The Junk Food Vegan is seizing the day lately, thanks to a few approaching-ubiquitous plant-based meat companies, Beyond Meat, and Impossible Foods, specializing in their own versions of seriously convincing vegan burgers.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, largely unrefined, ancient grain, and a more environmentally friendly choice of grain. According to Self Nutrition Data, there are 8.1g of protein per 1 cup of cooked quinoa. Quinoa protein is comparable to casein, the protein found in dairy, and is considered a complete or essential protein source. I’m going to share with you my favourite base for Quinoa Salad, below. This one is tangy and savoury and happens to be seriously addictive…