5 Tips that make going vegan easier ~ Mira Marshall

vegan food
Photo: canva.com

Some people can go vegan cold turkey. Others transition to a vegan diet over time. I transitioned to a vegan diet after being vegetarian for more than three years. Here are some tips I’ve tested to make your transition to a veganism easier.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor or dietician. This is information that I have learned on my personal journey and want to share to help you with yours. I encourage you to do your own research and make the best choices for you. Please consult a doctor before making any significant diet changes.

1. Be prepared

Maybe you’ve heard this before, maybe you haven’t. Either way, being prepared is essential to succeeding with your new lifestyle. You should always have something vegan-friendly in your fridge or snacks for when you’re on the go. If you’re going to be out and about most of the day, pack a meal or know where there are vegan-friendly restaurants in your area. The last thing you want is to be tempted to eat something non-vegan because you are hungry and weren’t prepared.

2. Try to make the majority of your diet plant-based

When I say “the majority of your diet should be plant based,” I mean around 80 percent.The bulk of your diet should consist of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and whole grains. This is something that I’m still working on because I love bread (most breads aren’t vegan by the way) and pasta.

3. Don’t restrict calories

Now this is one of the many perks of a vegan diet. You don’t have to, and, in fact, should not restrict calories. You are already eating whole natural foods, there is no need to limit calorie intake. Give your body time to adjust to your new plant-based lifestyle before limiting calories if you choose to do so.

4. Give yourself some options

It’s a total myth that vegan food is boring. There are endless vegan food options (well…minus meat, dairy and other animal byproducts) to choose from. You might have to get a little creative, but that’s another perk of being vegan. Here are some sites with great recipes to get you started: Sweet Potato Soul/Brown Vegan.

5. Don’t be so hard on yourself 

It’s totally okay if you slip up and eat something non-vegan. This is a lifestyle change, just learn from it and keep it moving. Give yourself some credit, the fact that you’re even considering going vegan is a step in the right direction. Nobody is perfect, which is why we need to encourage and support each other to make healthier lifestyle choices for the mind, body and soul.



21 Insane Ways To Start Your Day With Eggs ~ B. Britnell

1. Breakfast Quesadillas

Breakfast Quesadillas

B. Britnell / Via bbritnell.com

Find the recipe HERE.

2. Breakfast Pizza with Kale Pesto

Breakfast Pizza with Kale Pesto

Pinch of Yum / Via pinchofyum.com

Find the recipe HERE.

3. Avocado Bacon & Eggs

Avocado Bacon & Eggs

Lil’ Luna / Via lilluna.com

Find the recipe HERE.

4. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Braid

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Braid

Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen / Via melissassouthernstylekitchen.com

Find the recipe HERE.

5. Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos

B. Britnell / Via bbritnell.com

Find the recipe HERE.

6. Carnitas Chilaquiles with Whipped Jalapeno Cream

Carnitas Chilaquiles with Whipped Jalapeno Cream

Half Baked Harvest / Via halfbakedharvest.com

Find the recipe HERE.

7. Italian Baked Eggs

Italian Baked Eggs

Damn Delicious / Via damndelicious.net

Find the recipe HERE.

8. Red Potato Skillet Hash

Red Potato Skillet Hash

B. Britnell / Via bbritnell.com

Find the recipe HERE.

9. Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas

Pinch of Yum / Via pinchofyum.com

Find the recipe HERE.

10. Avocado Toast with Egg

Avocado Toast with Egg

Skinny Taste / Via skinnytaste.com

Find the recipe HERE.

11. Bacon & Egg Breakfast Muffins

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Muffins

Recipe Tin Eats / Via recipetineats.com

Find the recipe HERE.

12. Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs

Well Worn Fork / Via wellwornfork.com

Find the recipe HERE.

13. Cheesy Baked Egg Toast

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast

Crazy Adventues in Parenting / Via crazyadventuresinparenting.com

Find the recipe HERE.

14. Savory Breakfast Crepes

Savory Breakfast Crepes

B. Britnell / Via bbritnell.com

Find the recipe HERE.

15. Breakfast Bahn Mi

Breakfast Bahn Mi

Cooking and Beer / Via cookingandbeer.com

Find the recipe HERE.

16. Baked Egg Boats

Baked Egg Boats

The Kitchenarium / Via thekitchenarium.com

Find the recipe HERE.

17. Jalapeno Cheddar Grits with Poached Eggs

Jalapeno Cheddar Grits with Poached Eggs

Little Spice Jar / Via littlespicejar.com

Find the recipe HERE.

18. Breakfast Burrito Bowl

Breakfast Burrito Bowl

Skinny Taste / Via skinnytaste.com

Find the recipe HERE.

19. Breakfast Bake

Breakfast Bake

B. Britnell / Via bbritnell.com

Find the recipe HERE.

20. Baked Eggs Skillet

Baked Eggs Skillet

Kalyn’s Kitchen / Via kalynskitchen.com

Find the recipe HERE.

21. Egg Breakfast Muffins

Egg Breakfast Muffins

Hurry the Food Up / Via hurrythefoodup.com

Recipe found HERE.