Vegan Checklist for Beginners

Posted by Daron Rosenbusch on

Have you ever thought about going vegan but didn’t know where to start? Do you think that there are not many options to choose from, or is your new vegan diet crushing your pockets? Well, let’s learn about new options that will keep your money in your pockets while exploring new ideas.

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Vegan diets have constantly been on the rise, from celebrities, to actors, and musicians. Many people have joined the movement, but find it harder to grocery shop; Others find it hard when they are looking for quick food options during their lunch break. Additionally, most of the time there’s also a conflict finding vegan items on a menu when eating out with friends. Through all of these conflicts, there are resolutions. There are many restaurants, fast food, and grocery shopping tips to help save the day!

There are some days we don’t pack our lunches to work, so we have to go out for food! Since lunch breaks usually range from 30 minutes to an hour, the most reasonable option is fast food. There may seem like there aren’t many vegan fast food options for your diet, but there are tons to choose from!

If you’re looking for a burger, the best option would be going to a place that offers veggie burgers; This way, you won’t have to worry about taking things out ingredients or choosing items from the menu that seems like it’ll follow your diet. You can also order pizza and create a new recipe that fits your diet.

Also, if you’re in a rush, salads are a good choice as well. Many fast-food chains offer salads that you can customize to meet your diet.

When it comes to dinner, the best go-to items at restaurants are soups, bean burritos, bean burgers, chili, etc. Many restaurants already offer these items, so you won’t have to worry about canceling plans with your friends. Similar to lunch, restaurants also have a build-your-own option. Also, ask restaurants for the meatless options, this comes in handy when you’re craving something, but at the same time want to follow your diet.

Many critics have said going vegan is an expensive lifestyle. Although there are many frozen vegan meals, creating your own can help you save some coins. Buying vegetables, fruit, rice, and beans are some examples to choose from. Making your meals and meal prepping for the week helps you prepare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while never having to worry about finding foods that meet your diet.

If you ever thought about going vegan or seem to be struggling with your options, there is still hope. There are also many apps and resources such as HappyCow, Food Monster, VeganXpress, and much more to help you along the way. Through it may not be easy at first, persistence is key!