One of the most frequently asked questions of a vegan besides “where do you get your protein”, is “what do you eat?” I think I might start answering this by saying, “everything you do, minus anything that had a parent.” lol! I think that will actually suffice. Anyhoo, a new book by a fellow vegan and friend Leigh-Chantelle aims to answer the question of what vegans eat in more detail than I suggest above.
“What Do Vegans Eat?” is a scrapbook-style book focused on putting the fun into vegan health education. She dispels the myth that vegans aren’t healthy and eat boring and bland food.
The book covers the following topics:
- What’s involved in adopting a vegan lifestyle
- Why does someone become a vegan?
- Basic food staples of a vegan diet
- Examples of vegan foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert
- Basic examples of plant sources of vitamins, minerals and nutrients
- Introduction to quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) and how to cook it
Although, Leigh-Chantelle focuses primarily on the food aspects of veganism in the book, she stresses that veganism is not just a diet. “Being vegan is a lifestyle and a set of ethical values that myself and many others choose to embrace” she says. “I hope that I inspire others by leading by example to show how easy it is to live in line with your ethics and values.”
For more information about on the book, Leigh-Chantelle and her awesome website Viva La Vegan, please see: http://www.vivalavegan.net/ and http://www.youtube.com/vivalavegandotnet . You can also check out the book video below.
So, I encourage you to check out the book because the more you know, the more you grow (as a vegan). I look forward to answering more of your burning veg questions next time, so don’t be shy and keep those questions coming!