A strict vegan diet can be difficult to follow. Like vegetarians, vegans don’t consume meat, chicken or fish. They also avoid all animal products, which eliminates eggs, milk, honey or cheese from their diets. Many vegans also don’t wear animal products, so their clothing and accessories cannot have fur, leather or suede.
Scripps says a vegan diet will help lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI. A vegan diet is also cheaper and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
Pack in the Protein
If you’re a new vegan, you might miss some of your favorite comfort foods. If you were used to starting your day with eggs, Huffington Post shared this recipe for a protein-rich veggie scramble. Squeeze the water out of extra-firm tofu, and sauté in your 6.5″ 100% Xtrema Ceramic Skillet with spinach, onion, peppers and garlic for a single-serve breakfast that is sure to fill you up.
Lunchtime might also pose a challenge for new vegans who are used to going through the drive-thru window and picking up a No. 7 with a Coke. Try these spring rolls from The Kitchn: Julienned vegetables and noodles can be wrapped in rice paper wrappers the night before and packed with a to-go container of spicy peanut sauce.
If you’re starving when you get home from work, the last thing you’re going to want to do is spend a ton of time prepping in the kitchen. Buzzfeed compiled a list of 30 vegan dishes you can make in less than 30 minutes.
When searching for vegan recipes, look for a healthy balance of produce, fats and grains. A perfect example is this Summer Seitan Sauté with Cilantro & Lime from Post Punk Kitchen. It makes four servings, so there will be plenty of leftovers to take for lunch tomorrow.