How I Get Enough Protein as a Vegan

Let’s start with the basics. According to the National Institutes of Health, the general recommended daily allowance for a woman ages 19-30 is 46 grams, or about 0.36 grams per pound of body weight, or about 10-20% of your totally calorie intake. Those looking to gain more muscle or are super active might need more protein.

That’s really not that much protein! Some sources claim most Americans get too much protein. And if we’re too focused on protein, we could potentially be overlooking other important nutrients!

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Consumption of Animal Products

I’ve been vegan for about two years now. For me, veganism is an ethical viewpoint that encompasses a whole lifestyle, not just diet. However, a vegan diet is most widely talked about. This makes sense since it’s a huge part of our lives and a big change to make. There are endless reasons to make the switch to a vegan lifestyle, and especially to a plant-based diet. Health, environmental, and, most importantly, the sweet little animals who die for our consumption. I went vegan overnight after watching documentaries like What the Health, but others take time transitioning. It’s a big adjustment to make, so it’s understandable to slowly change the way you eat to align with your morals!

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The College Student’s Guide to Healthy Snacks + my favorite healthy snacks

SNACKS. You know what I mean? I don’t just love eating snacks; I absolutely rely on them to get me through the day! As a busy college student and part-time worker, I am constantly on the go. Snacks keep me going, but it’s important that they’re tasty and healthy.

To me, a healthy snack is one that gives you the energy and nutrients you need to keep going. While I don’t want to eat an excessive amount of calories, I don’t think calories are something to be scared of; we need them to fuel our bodies!

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Cheap, Lazy Vegan Cooking Tips

I love being vegan! Veganism is a lifestyle where you believe animals have rights, and therefore do not use or exploit animals for anything–food, clothing, makeup, etc. In a diet, that means I don’t consume meat, eggs, dairy, honey, or anything else derived from animals. However, I don’t feel restricted–I consume a large variety of other foods that leave me more than happy and satisfied. I love finding creative new ways to make meals or save money on groceries, so I thought I should share some of those tips with you!

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A Love Letter to Bananas

Dear Bananas,

There’s no denying it—I love you. Always have, always will. You’re the perfect amount of sweetness with a light taste that goes well with anything! You’re just filling enough to be the perfect snack. You’re versatile and a fairly long-lasting fruit. And only $0.44 per pound! No one could replace you, bananas. I’m upset that horrible Americans devastated Central America to get you, but I know that’s not your fault.  Continue reading “A Love Letter to Bananas”