"Vegan Diet Basics"

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get all the nutrients you need when on a vegan diet. Curious to know more or try it out?

"Vegan Diet 101"

Unlike some vegetarians who might be more flexible, vegans don't eat any type of animal products. That means no meat, fish, dairy or eggs. Some vegans also exclude honey and foods that are processed with animal products, including refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, gelatin and some wine and beer (example, Budweiser, Corona, Kokanee,and Stella Artois are all vegan beers to name a few).

Vegans also avoid dairy and eggs as well as fur, leather, wool, down, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.
A vegan is basically someone who shuns all animal products from their diet, their clothes, and even other items they use. BUT it is important to note that ANY steps a person can take to reduce their consumption of animal products is a good thing and hopefully will lead to more.
Eating out at restaurants as a vegan can be very hit or miss depending on the restaurant/chef. The good news is that more and more restaurants are becoming sensitive to dietary restrictions and allergies, opening up new options on menus for those who need them. Plus, the more demand there is for something, the more change there will be in the future.
Being vegan is a lot easier than most people think. It is usually the non vegan family or friends that make the biggest fuss over it. They may think that serving a vegan is so difficult when it actually isn't. But your right, they won't eat just anything.

A lot of people ask.. "What do you eat then?" If you are not vegan, look at your own meals.... do you only eat meat? What else is on your plate? Potatoes, spaghetti, refried beans, rice, vegetables, salad, fruit, peanut butter. (Check the "recipes" page for a lot more ideas) but putting it simply, for most people, just give up the meat and you will get enough protein from the rest of your food. Besides being healthier for it.