Monday, July 27, 2020

Simple Vegan Swaps

2020 has forced us all to look at our daily routines in a new way.

If you have decided you want to work at cutting out dairy and/or meat, I am here to help! I have been on this journey for a few years now and have tried lots of different products.

While there are a lot of places you can start, here are my top three simple vegan swaps:

1. Country Crock Plant-Based Butter
This butter is so good and tastes just as creamy as your average butter. It also helps that Antoni from Queer Eye is in the social media ads for this product, hehe. To put it to the test, I made homemade vegan shortbread cookies with the Avocado Oil version and my family LOVED them. Shortbread is one of my dad's favorite cookies and he said they were some of the best he had ever had. 

2. Flax Eggs in baked goods
Baked goods don't need eggs. There, I've said it. Swapping flax eggs in for chicken eggs is soooo easy. I get my ground flax seed at Aldi so it is very inexpensive. I've used flax to make banana bread, cookies, brownies, and cakes. Here is a wonderful recipe and guide to use. Note that sometimes I use 2 1/2 tablespoons of warm water instead of 3.

If you think you can't make hearty meals while cutting out meat, you are wrong. Beyond Meat works perfectly in your family meatball recipe, meatloaf, burgers, and so much more! I know that Beyond Meat is not the healthiest meat alternative (think beans and lentils) but it is quick, easy, and helps you get out of the habit of using ground meat. 

There you have it, my 3 simple vegan swaps! Check back soon for more of my vegan recommendations. 

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