Are you wondering what the veganism hype is all about?
Many celebrities have preached about how much better they feel after discarding animal products, and the shelves at the grocery store have become home to so many animal-free products.
In order to understand how veganism could be a healthy choice for you, we'd like to break down the pros and cons and outline the different reasons why people “go vegan.”
Read on to learn about the basics of veganism and to hear our favorite healthy vegan recipes for weight loss.
How Eating Vegan Can Make You Healthier
In 1994, veganism began as an offshoot of vegetarianism. Veganism is an eating lifestyle that prohibits all animal products, including:
- Bee products
- Fish and seafood
While there are three main reasons that people choose to go vegan, the health benefits stand out as a great argument.
- Health: Studies have indicated that a vegan diet promotes weight loss and will help you avoid hormones and antibiotics in food.
Additionally, studies on the vegan diet have shown a reduction in heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's.
- Environment: Avoiding animal products is the biggest way to reduce pressures on the environment like water use and pollution.
- Animal rights: Some vegans express opposition to the physical and psychological stress that animals experience in modern agriculture.
You might be wondering… how will I be able to eat completely animal product-free?
Many people who start a vegan diet start out by being “vegan-ish.” Cycling out animal products can be very difficult, knowing how integrated they are in our everyday life.
If you're able to eliminate animal products from your snacks, breakfasts, lunches and then dinners, you'll be on your way!
It's true – whether you use a skillet, slow cooker or a microwave, it's the ingredients that you're eating that makes the difference in your body.
Healthy Vegan Recipes for Weight Loss
The hardest part of transitioning into a new diet lifestyle is finding recipes that taste good! We've gathered our favorite healthy vegan recipes for weight loss for you below.
Breakfast Vegan Recipes
Starting your day off with a healthy breakfast is important no matter what diet you're on!
Tofu Breakfast Tacos
New to tofu?
These savory breakfast tacos are a great first recipe to try. With spices, avocado and cilantro, there are enough flavors to fool your mouth.
Vegan Breakfast Skillet
Do you have any entertaining to do this holiday season? This filling vegan breakfast skillet is a people-pleaser in the mornings. With potatoes, bell pepper, and spinach, you'll be energized throughout the day.
Lunch Vegan Recipes
Some of the best lunches, vegan or not, can be eaten well on the go. Try one of these vegan recipes at the office or during a day of errands.
Chopped Kale Salad
This healthy, filling and crunchy salad checks all the boxes. With kale, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and sweet cranberries, you'll be taking bite after bite.
Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes
Looking for a crunch? These vegan quinoa cakes are purely plant-based and are a great entree or side dish.
Dinner Vegan Recipes
Dinner is almost the hardest time to cook vegan meals because the whole family is there to judge. Start them off with these familiar recipes, cooked the vegan way!
Bean and Grain Stew
This bean and grain stew is a staple. Warm and inviting, filled with vegetables, you won't miss the meat at all.
When's pasta night at your house? Try this vegan pasta marinara can quickly become a favorite in your house. To really bring a classic flavor, try a meatless meatball.
From New Cooking Habits to Fitness Progress
Finding healthy vegan recipes for weight loss is just the beginning of a positive healthy habit.
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