Veganism?? Are you Ready?
Whether you are a lifelong vegan, a beginner vegan, or an experimental vegan there are staples that you will want to have in your kitchen. One of the most important aspects of veganism to understand is grocery shopping and how it is going to change when you transition your diet. Grocery shopping does not have to be stressful or feel overwhelming, and chances are it will not if you are equipped with the appropriate information.
Here are two points to keep in mind when tackling the grocery store, as a vegan:
Being a vegan, you would not drink animal milk. However, there are several alternatives, and they taste great! Any non-dairy milk would be acceptable. To be more specific those would include coconut milk which is usually in a can, almond milk, soy milk, and rice milk. Most non-dairy milk is unrefrigerated when you buy them; however, once you open them be sure to refrigerate them.
Protein is a crucial nutrient to the body and vegans simply cannot avoid its intake. Protein can be found in many types of nuts; almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios just to name a few. A vegan can also find a protein within pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Nut butter is always a favorite; almond, peanut, and even sunflower can quickly become favorites. Lentils and tofu are also excellent sources of protein and they are both easily prepped and consumed.
Lastly, and quite possibly the most important vegan staple to have in any house are Oreos! Yes, Oreos are vegan.
Enjoy your new adventure focused on food and health!
*This is a dish I made of fried rice and vegan sweet and sour chiken :)