Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Transitioning to being vegan

So you've decided to become vegan... what's next?  Are you stymied by dropping two big food categories (meat and dairy) from your diet?  It can be daunting.

What to do? What to eat?

First of all, be flexible. Eventually you have to throw out the old rule book on eating, but you don't have to do it all at once. It's a bit intimidating when a meal looks totally different than what you are used to. 

Transition to exotic new foods slowly and remember that many of your old favorite recipes still work with a few modifications. For example, a baked potato is still a baked potato, right?  You just have to be creative with what you put on it.  Instead of loading it up with bacon, cheese and sour cream, try adding veggie chili instead.

Same with wraps.  Instead of loading a wrap with meat and cheese, try some hummus or avocado and lots of veggies.   And when in doubt, a peanut butter and jelly wrap is always is familiar and  wonderful peanut butter and jelly without any modifications.

Click here for an article filled with ideas on how to use substitutes to get started modifying your diet..

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