To some, veganism seems pretty straight-forward: avoid animal and animal byproducts at all costs. Seems easy, right? Leaving things like chicken, pork, and beef off your vegan grocery list seems obvious, but what about the products that commonly cause confusion, like honey?
Honey, a byproduct of the hardworking honey bee, is a topic that is hotly debated amongst vegans. If you believe that honey bees are animals and they make honey, this should automatically preclude honey from a vegan’s diet. But it gets especially complicated when people delve into the question of whether or not bees are animals, which is at the heart of this conversation.
To us, it’s straight-forward. Here’s what we think about honey in the context of veganism.
More and more studies have shown that plant-based diets are the way of the future. Not only is it a more sustainable way of living that ultimately contributes to a greener planet, but research suggests that it’s better for your health, too, promoting longevity, amongst other benefits.
For those who are new to plant-based diets, getting that daily protein fix is often something that becomes a major concern. The most common misconception when it comes to plant-based diets, is that one is at risk of not getting enough protein. Fortunately, there are a number of plant-based options that are protein-packed—and delicious, too!
Look, we understand that grocery shopping might not be everyone’s favourite chore. Grocery shopping can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and expensive when you go in with no plan. When not armed with a grocery list and an idea of what you might want to eat over the next week, the grocery store might even start to feel like an endless maze to you. And if you’re vegan? This can make the task that much more complicated since certain ingredients may be hard to come by even though many vegan ingredients are more readily available than in the past.
The words “meal planning” may give you pause. It can seem especially daunting when you have a myriad of other responsibilities. Sometimes, it feels like it would be much easier just to live day-to-day, figuring out what you are having for dinner that same evening. But meal planning, in addition to saving you the stress of coming up with dishes on the fly, can be really great for your wallet, too.
When it comes to vegetarian meal planning, figuring out meals ahead of time can help vegetarians new and old alike stay on course. When you don’t know what to expect for your next meal, your hunger can take over and that non-vegetarian friendly snack you used to love so much may be that much more tempting. Vegetarian meal planning takes away that option, and instead sets you up for success by making cooking daily easier.