Whether you’re a meat eater thinking of going vegan, or a vegetarian taking the next step to veganism, the whole idea can seem a little daunting. The question on most people’s lips is ‘What on earth will I eat?’
Here are some tips for getting started with a vegan diet. It’s not going to be as hard as you think!
We love V Spot in Brooklyn. This is a showcase for how vegan food doesn’t need to be boring. Try out vegan restaurants in your area and you’re bound to get lots of inspiration.
If you simply cut non-vegan foods out of your current diet, you may find yourself eating the same foods over and over again. Now is the time to step out of your comfort zone and try new foods. There are so many delicious fruits and vegetables out there. Why not try a few you’ve never had before? You never know, you might find a new favourite! If you’re worried that you don’t know how to prepare them, just ask for advice in store when you buy them, or search online for preparation tips and meal suggestions for your new foods.
These days there are so many vegan products out there that mimic meat or dairy. If you’re craving cheese, or a bacon sandwich, you don’t need to struggle along feeling deprived. Just get out there and buy some vegan bacon and vegan cheese!
The key to making vegan dishes tasty is by adding herbs and spices. So get a good collection in your store cupboard and you’ll always be able to put together something delicious.
There are plenty of other vegans out there! Perhaps there is a local vegan group you can join, or a vegan forum online. When you start to chat with other vegans, you’ll be able to share cooking ideas and suggestions for great restaurants that cater well for vegans.
Do your friends turn their nose up at vegan food? Show them just how wrong they are by treating them to a delicious home cooked vegan meal.