Hello KindLife, I seem to be having an issue with making a grocery list. I want to make sure I have everything I need when it comes to nutrition. As a new vegan I can use all the help I can get. Thanks.
I take a multivitamin every day to make up for what I am not getting through food. My problem is I am completely lost when it comes to shopping. There are so many products out there that someone decided to slap a vegan label on because they knew it would sell. I don't know what to look for besides beans, veggies, and fruit. I am also on a tight budget so I can't really afford to buy meat substitutes and vegan cheese to see if either would be something that will become a staple in my fridge. The only thing I can think to do is go to every grocery/health food store and price check everything before buying, but that seems like it would take more time then i have at the moment. I am new to the vegan world and every vegan i know has days where they ask themselves if their "vegan today" while looking at a Del Taco menu. I need all the help i can get. What do i buy and how much of it do i purchase?.......Great websites and thank you for the advice!
I live in Laguna Niguel, CA, am cooking just for myself, have no known food allergies and am open to trying everything. I have found resturants here that are vegan and vegan friendly, but I would much rather cook for myself. My husband isn't vegan, but is very supportive of my decision and is willing to try whatever I make. I'm looking at this as a learning experience, and as a way to heal my relationship with food. Do you know of any other websites or blogs that I should check out? Thank you for being so encouraging! I really appreciate it!
I just moved to Laguna Niguel last month. And last weekend just discovered that they have a Native Foods in Aliso Viejo! I was very excited! Whole Foods is my favorite place to shop, but there isnt one here! Trader Joes has great vegan foods as well. My husband is also not Vegan and neither are my 3 children. I feel alone sometimes, but my husband is supportive too!Check out kathy Freston's books and Neal Barnard. They have so much information. I've learned so much from reading. Joel Furman was the first Vegan book that I ever bought and it really helped me too!
whole foods market will open soon in laguna niguel at 23932 Aliso Creed Road, in the meantime you can go to whole foods in Laguna Beach at 283 Broadway. Have you thought about Buckwheat noodle. it is healthy and good for vegan people like you, rice cake with coconut and kuzu and ginger, sprout brown rice, hokkido azuki bean, these are very healthy foods.
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