Something I have been wanting to do for a while is change my eating habits. I have a sweet tooth for sure and binge on biscuits and sugary processed foods which I know are bad for me. One way I have been thinking of helping this is by going vegan. There are many other benefits and reasons I am considering going vegan as well and I’m going to cover them in this blog post.
I’ve been doing a bit of research into how food is produced and I was shocked how much it takes to rear an animal for slaughter. I’m conscious of environmental issues more now than ever before so have decided a more plant based diet would be beneficial for not only myself but the world too.
If you’ve seen my previous blog post you’ll know I’m planning on going off-grid when I build my tiny house. A big part of this is going to be an allotment that I will use to grow my own produce including fruits, vegetables and herbs for cooking. I think these ingredients will be an amazing benefit to my health especially as I’ll be growing them in my own garden.
This isn’t something that is associated with specific diets or foods but I am conscious of how much packaging is used for products. I would love to be able to harvest my own vegetables and use a market for other ingredients which would allow me to use my own bags and containers for storing the food. Packaging of processed foods and meats in particular I have found very excessive. I’m glad that supermarkets and stores are making changes but I think reducing what foods I buy will definitely help with this also.
This is the biggest reason I am looking to go vegan in the future. There are so many food products that are unhealthy and processed and it is far too easy for them to creep into our diets. By going vegan I will have to look at the ingredients in all of the foods I eat which will limit me but in a good way. By doing so I hope to reduce or remove processed foods from my diet and focus on more homemade, fresh foods with amazing health benefits. I’ve never been a fussy eater and love a huge range of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and grains etc. I’m excited about what I learn throughout this transition to a vegan diet and how they benefit me.
I am not sure if I am going to transition to being vegan gradually or if I’m going to integrate it immediately. I am already being strict with what I consume in regards to sugar and how much I am eating per portion. I have some amazing channels I follow on YouTube who provide vegan recipes as well as some friends who are already vegan themselves. I am looking forward to sharing how this goes for me and I will not be filtering the experience at all. If I love it, you’ll know… if I hate it, you’ll also know! I’m going to create a recipe section to my website too so you can look out for that in the coming weeks. I’ll be putting my favourite recipes on there and also tailoring them to single-person portions to eliminate waste.
I understand this is a subject which divides people but I welcome your comments and suggestions in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for reading and have a great day! 🌱