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What are some good recipes for someone who is new to being a vegan?
Kodus to you for trying to be a Vegan. I love to cook and I most definitely love to eat, so when it comes to food, I don’t think I’d have that will power to be a Vegan.
I came across this article of a complete beginner’s guide to becoming a vegan. It is so complete, helpful and inspiring since Michael Ofei, the one who wrote it based it on his experiences. It is a step by step guide; from your mindset, to start being vegan, to stay being a vegan, to preparing vegan meals and even finding Vegan restaurants. This video on Vegan Recipes might also be a huge help for you.
My advice is don’t be overwhelmed being a vegan so quickly. You can transition gradually. Take your time and know that you are taking a step in the right direction. Good luck.
Speaking from experience you can go about changing your diet in two ways, going all in or easing your way into it. Being vegan can feel really restricting and it can be hard to find your footing so I slowly started to cut certain foods out of my diet. I started by cutting out dairy and after two weeks I kept the meat-eating to twice or three times a week. Really you just have to listen to your body and do what feels best for you!
I've found that Indian food is a great place to start exploring and finding recipies that are nutrient-rich and very flavorful. I'm getting hungry just looking through these but here's a list of 40 recipes you can try out. If that sounds too intimidating here are some basic vegan recipes to start. The recipes are plant-based and affordable so you don't have to spend a lot of money to be vegan as most people think.
Another important note about going vegan is that you should consider adding supplements like b12 and iron to your diet. If you're able to see a health care professional I'd get some bloodwork done and talk about what vitamins or minerals you'll need. There are some other things you need to know before going vegan but I'll let my friends at food and wine tell you that.
Making small changes to your everyday meals is one of the easiest ways to increase the amount of plant-based foods in your diet. You could start by removing meat or dairy one day a week and go from there. Or you could try changing one meal at a time, having vegan breakfasts during your first week, adding a vegan lunch during week two, and so on. You could even try changing one product at a time by swapping cow's milk for almond or soya milk or butter for coconut oil or margarine. There's a plant-based alternative for almost every type of food you can think of, so you don't have to miss out on any of your favorite foods.
You basically have to build up a new repertoire of essential recipes. This round-up includes my absolute favorite breakfast, lunch/dinner, snack, bread, milk, condiment, cheese, and dessert recipes. These recipes are recommended to new vegans and I hope you will find them interesting.
Meanwhile, it is hard to know where to start if you are a lifelong meat-eater. However, there are fourteen (14) things you need to know before you go vegan. Above all, If you believe in yourself, vegan living will soon become second nature. There is always a better reason to stick with your decision than to go against it. If you're having issues with friends or family, don't give up.
I wish you the best!
If you're new to being a vegan, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to eat. But don't worry, there are plenty of delicious and easy vegan recipes out there that will make the transition to a plant-based diet easier. Here are some tasty and simple recipes to get you started:
Vegan Chili - This hearty and filling dish is perfect for a cozy night in. Simply sauté onions and garlic, add your favorite veggies like bell peppers and zucchini, and then mix in some canned tomatoes, beans, and spices. Let it simmer for a while and you'll have a delicious vegan chili.
Vegan Buddha Bowl - This colorful and nutritious dish is easy to make and customizable to your taste preferences. Simply cook some quinoa or rice, and then add in a variety of roasted or sautéed veggies like sweet potatoes, broccoli, and kale. Top with some avocado or hummus for added flavor and protein.
Vegan Tacos - Who doesn't love tacos? Simply swap out the meat for some black beans or tofu and add your favorite toppings like salsa, guacamole, and cilantro. You can also use lettuce leaves instead of tortillas for a low-carb option.
Vegan Smoothie - For a quick and easy breakfast or snack, blend up some frozen fruit, plant-based milk, and some greens like spinach or kale.
Vegan Stir-Fry - This dish is great for using up leftover veggies and rice. Simply sauté some garlic and ginger, add in your veggies and protein like tofu or tempeh, and then mix in some soy sauce and rice vinegar. Serve over rice and you'll have a tasty and nutritious meal.
These are just a few examples of the many delicious vegan recipes out there. And remember, being a vegan doesn't mean sacrificing taste or satisfaction in your meals.