Eating Vegan as a Poor College Student

For college students, a limited budget can be a deterrent to making the choice to go vegan. And, it’s true that there are rarely amazing sales, loss leaders, and coupons for fresh nutritious food. But, eating vegan, being healthy, and maintaining a budget-friendly diet are not an impossible combination! You don’t have to live on ramen. While you might not be able to cook them in a dorm room, the recipes you will find on this site are typically not complicated, don’t require fancy ingredients that you need a specialty store to find, and don’t need the skills of Gordon Ramsey. Some general thoughts to … Continue reading

Sweet Sweet Protein

Sometimes you want a little something sweet, but you are still trying to get your protein in. Vegan recipes to the rescue! Some of these are mine, but some are not. All are delicious. Some involve protein powder, some beans, and some peanut butter (ok, many involve peanut butter, but that can frequently be subbed with another nut butter if peanuts aren’t your thing – I just love peanut butter). Sometimes, I throw a couple of frozen bananas in the vitamix with some chocolate chips and peanut butter and make some ice cream. Sometimes, I just give in and buy … Continue reading

No soy, no nuts, no problem! Getting Your Protein On.

Getting enough protein isn’t as hard for vegans as some people would have you believe. It can get more complicated, however, if feeding children (who can sometimes be picky – go figure) and then even more so if those children have food allergies or intolerances. Soy and nuts are well-known sources of protein for vegans. But, soy and nuts are also common allergens or irritants. But, no fear! There are plenty of other sources of protein that can easily fit into a vegan diet. Here are just a few. Beans, Lentils, and Peas Chickpeas, navy beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, peas, … Continue reading