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5 Easy Recipes To Make For World Vegan Day

The common thought about vegans is that they have made the dietary shift for the betterment of animals and the environment. This is not each person’s core reason for adopting a vegan diet. Many people find that focusing on plant-based foods aids with better digestion, improved organ function, and weight loss. Whatever the reason for going vegan, we support it and are here to provide some recipes and information about World Vegan Day.

 

What Is The Vegan Diet?

Typically, veganism goes beyond diet and encompasses a way of life that excludes all forms of animal exploitation. This means that a vegan diet is devoid of animal products, including eggs, meat, dairy products, and even leather. Focusing on plant-based foods makes a vegan’s diet high in fiber and low in cholesterol, and many people are turning to this diet for the scientifically proven facts about reduced risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Vegans are often low in vitamin B12 and vitamin D because they are extremely rare and low in plant-based foods. Nutritionists often recommend supplementing these two nutrients for optimal health.

 

Different Types Of Veganism:

The previously described vegan diet is the most simplistic view because, as with most diets nowadays, there are many variations to best accommodate each person’s preferences, health goals, or commitment to veganism.

Raw-Food Vegan Diet: This diet is solely made up of raw fruits, vegetables, and raw nuts & seeds, and nothing can be heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whole-Food Vegan Diet: This diet includes a wide variety of whole plant-based foods, including whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.

The 80/10/10 Diet: This form of veganism is primarily a raw-food diet that limits fat-rich plants such as avocados or nuts, and primarily focuses on fruits and vegetables. It is also known as a low-fat raw-food vegan diet, or the fruitarian diet.

The Starchy Vegan: This low-fat and high-carb diet is similar to the 80/10/10 diet, but it focuses on starches like potatoes, rice, and corn, as opposed to fresh fruits and vegetables. This is one of the unhealthier forms of the vegan diet, with the other being…

The Junk Food Vegan Diet: As we were saying, this is the unhealthiest form of veganism. This diet focuses on mock meats and fake cheeses, fries, vegan desserts, and other processed vegan foods.

 

For World Vegan Day, focus on recipes that are loaded with nutrients, not fake meats or processed vegan options. Some of the following recipes are raw vegan and others are simply vegan. Let us know which ones you like.

 

Raw Cashew Yogurt Parfait:

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Don’t want to drink a smoothie for breakfast? You don’t have to! Make this parfait for a filling breakfast. Don’t be shy with the toppings!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Homemade Zucchini Chips:

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These zucchini chips are super easy to make and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating them. That’s right, they are healthy chips!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Arugula Persimmon Salad:

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Inspired by some of our favorite fall ingredients, this salad is vibrantly colored, full of flavor, easy to make, and truly one of a kind.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash:

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Filled with the spices and ingredients of fall, these stuffed acorn squash are the perfect fall entree or Thanksgiving dinner addition.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

2 Ingredient Chocolate Banana Ice Cream:

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This is the perfect guilt-free treat for warm summer days. No ice cream machine needed and it’s ready in under 5 minutes!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://heavy.com/news/2017/11/world-vegan-day-facts-history-deals/

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/world/world-vegan-day

https://www.vegansociety.com/take-action/campaigns/world-vegan-month

2019-10-29T16:36:03-07:00