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VEGAN JANUARY 2019| (UK VLOG) DAY 1 | VEGAN FOOD DIARY | VEGANUARY| VEGAN RECIPES IDEAS

Happy new year so this is my first vlog in 2019 so basically I’m on my way to the supermarket so I’m gonna be doing seven day a vlog for you guys of something that’s called a vegan earri basically what it is is a lot of people try going vegan for the month of January after the festive season just as are we it’s a kind of cleanse and detox themself so I’m just under super-marv I’m just going to the supermarket now and I’m gonna show you some of the things that I will be getting and then what I’m gonna be doing with with that is basically I’m gonna give you guys seven-day video so basically a weeks or the video of like a full diary of what I’m eating each day in terms of being vegan meals so yeah I’m just adding to supermarket now and I will see you once I get there under the pressures off you live on it on my time pick it up now IDI down full full pick it up when their bills them come on with me for every trouble there’s our that brings everything together together everybody wanna feel so that’s my main reason for wanting to do this is because I’m actually an aspiring vegan I want to like stop eating like animal products full stop but like put everyone I know that sometimes it’s hard and for me I don’t want any labels like I said I don’t want to not be good I’m not vegetarian I’m not any of those stuff because people get too caught up in the label and then then they feel like they’re judged by other people you know I mean like if you can’t hold it together or whatever to me it’s a process and it’s about your own personal growth and it’s about your own personal health it’s not about anyone else and if you’re doing something better towards your your overall well-being in health today that was better than yesterday it’s still progress so you know like a lot of people just expect you you’ve been eating meat all your life your brain is used to that the chemicals you you know I mean your brain is used to it your palates used to it you you’re used to the taste the texture to smell everyone else around just gonna be doing it so it’s not that we’re gonna be that easy to just like stop eating meat like that a lot of people find it quite challenging for me personally it’s not that challenging because I grew up in a vegetarian family so I was already used to eating like a plant-based diet even though like you know my mom cooked me and stuff like that so it wasn’t hard for me and I think what makes it hard for me is that for instance when you’ve got kids or you’ve got family and not everybody is on the same part there’s you and you have to cook in separate stuff or you know that type of thing but for me it’s not about anything else like it’s not about being strict and to the book because I’m a vegan and I have to live up to this label it’s not about the labels it’s not about any of that it’s about morals and principles for me it’s about what I feel is right I feel I don’t feel like I need to necessarily need the consumptions I don’t necessarily feel like I need the consumption of animal flesh to survive I’ve had diets where I’ve had meat I’ve had diets where I’ve had just mostly plant-based and in my experience my body feels so much better my body my energy therefore my overall well-being my overall well well-being feels so much better and I plan plant-based diet so I’m doing this vegan everything for you guys well I’m doing just be kind of everything so I can share with you guys what the journey is like and to share with you like what type give you ideas because I think that’s where a lot of people always kind of like okay if I must if I stop eating meat what am I gonna eat a lot of people don’t know what to cook because they’ve been used to cook one way and eat one way so I’m gonna just share some of my night like what I’m eating some food diaries and when I when I can I’m gonna try and put most of the recipes of what I’m making in the videos I’m gonna do this for seven days so I don’t know what my days are gonna be like come in if it gets too busy where I can’t put the recipe and I’ll probably have to film it differently but I will show you exactly what I’m eating so I just wanted to say for any anyone who wants to like stop eating me or to cut down on it don’t feel like you’re doing this for anyone else about yourself don’t feel like you know you have to stop everything right now or is you’re gonna feel judged yes I mean I know ideal world if we could it would be great but just see as it’s to do your own personal growth is to do your own health and your own body and if you do it better today than he was yesterday then that’s progress if you used to eat meat five days a week and you’ve reduced it to two days that’s progress if you stopped eating red meat or poultry and you still eatin seafood the still progress you know so every little thing you’re doing it’s still progress don’t don’t don’t worry about the labels that’s why all people ask me am I you gonna able to Terran I’m like I’m nothing I’m not a vegan I’m not a vegetarian I’m not a pescetarian I am nothing I tried to eat as properly as I can within my resources with what I have and with with choices that I have so for instance if I go somewhere there’s a meat choice and there’s a vegetarian choice I’m gonna go with the choice but not everybody’s gonna have choice all the time sometime you’re just gonna have a bless you food and eat it you know so I just want to say like it’s not about the pressure it’s not about the label it’s not about the the trend because sometimes people treat veganism like a cult it’s about your own personal growth your own personal well-being is about your health is about your body and the type of fool the type of information you’re feeding your body and your selves in your DNA and how this food is making you feel you know as in my previous video with my brother we said that food is information it’s information because when you eat this like for instance when you eat this piece of carrot your body is taking the nutrients and the vitamins out of it that’s information the bittermann see the labels we give it that’s information that your body’s taken from this and if speeding yourselves is replenishing yourselves it’s renewing them and you know it’s sustaining your lifeforce so as I said whoever wants to join me on this journey please do please share in the comments your ideas and what you make in and stuff like that I’d love to hear from you I’m gonna post as much of that kind of my Instagram as well as give you guys this 7-day blog and give you some ideas of recipes and stuff what I’m eating another misnomer another kind of thing I want to clear up is a lot of people always say well vegan and vegetarian diet is expensive I don’t think it necessarily is I think you pay for it in one way or another you’re either gonna pay to put quality food in your body or you’re gonna page to put cheap food in your body and then pay later on with your health you know will having deteriorated health or doctor bills so it balances out you know you you pay one way or either spend money on quality food how could you not want to put quality fuel in this engine well this is this is your house this is your permanent house while you’re still here because when this falls away in decay you you cease to exist how could you not want to pay to put the best of the best in your vehicle this is what’s sustaining you this is what enable you to get up and go to work and to do to spend time with your loved ones and do everything you need to do so to me you shouldn’t want to put quality into this I rather spend quality on my food tonight I’m putting quality ingredients in my body don’t go and buy any designer handbag or Footwear or whatever what is that doing for me it’s not doing anything so when a lot of people can’t make that an excuse as to why they don’t want to eat healthy I think it’s an excuse an excuse an excuse you know I mean either way if you want to make something happen you’ll find a way so I think food is your fuel that’s how I’ll play this is my life course this was sustaining me because when I don’t eat I can collapse so how could I not want to put the best of the best in it how could I not want to spend thousands of whatever on this but I want to go on by red some red bottoms for seven hundred pounds that don’t make sense anyway yeah you guys thought I’ve done my shop in I wouldn’t say it was X more expensive than my usual shopping the only thing I’d say is your produce I’ll show you turn the camera around the only difference is when you change to a plant-based diet you find that your trolley should be full of life so it should be full of fresh vegetables so it should be full of fresh vegetables fresh fruits so the produce that you’re bringing in your home half of it is real live fruits so you’re eliminating a lot of canned stuff you’re in a eliminating a lot of process stuff so most of what I got was fresh produce and I’ve got like some dried stuff like dry peas dry lentils and stuff like that so I wouldn’t say it was necessarily more expensive the only thing I would say is next time I would rather let me turn the camera around yeah the only thing I would say is next time rather than my fruit on the supermarket which I don’t think give you the best quality of fruits because a lot of these stuff have been exported I’ve been sitting on freezer they’re lacking in nutrients and I don’t know for anyone else but when I buy my fruit from the supermarket or vegetables you leave in for two or three days and they go soft they go sake so I know that like a lot of it it’s just nonsense so if you’ve got local farmers market close to you if you’ve got local green grocers and I think it’s much cheaper and the quality of fruits and vegetable you gain it will be much more better so I only got a new supermarket this round because I wanted to start this to begin a vegan you everything and I didn’t have time but my next round of shopping is definitely not gonna be from there except for whatever I need like dried stuff so a few moments later I’m gonna be make taking you through what I’m gonna be having today so the first thing I’m gonna have this morning is I’m gonna have I’m not I’m not really a eater in the morning to be honest I don’t like heavy stuff on me in the morning I like light stuff so I always eat fruits so I think I’m gonna have a green juice and maybe a fruit bowl so I’ll show you what I’m preparing that and I’ll show you at the end guys what I’m using for my what I’m using my green juice today is kale cucumbers green apple lemon and ginger usually I would also put celery in this but I forgot to get some yeah everybody wanna be with me do not feel I reckon the troubles and a rough me clean energy boosts in the morning we need to open your balls this is perfect for that as well so yeah breakfast today someone asked me before do you put sugar in the green juice no you don’t if you want the green juice to have a sweet taste you can add green fruits like green apple kiwi and stuff like that like this right now it’s quite sweet to me because I put two apples in there you don’t require any sugar that’s kind of defeating the object of you know using green juice to cleanse you and detox you by adding sugar to it so it’s it tastes good to me it’s I don’t know maybe because I’ve become used to it I think eventually I think initially when I started out it was really hard to get used to it and I really like force myself cuz you anything you kind of force yourself like anything you kind of repeat repeat eventually it becomes a happy you know and eventually you you but your palate starts to become used to it now I can’t down this in one minute no problem and it doesn’t do anything to me when I drink this it makes me feel energized my skin and glows regularly used to the toilet stuff like that but just to share some products with you guys lemon water as well as always perfect in the morning to give you your system and have a good cleanup throughout this process of this detox in part of what I’m doing is I’m taking some supplements as well which I got from my brother I to life I’m taking my favorite product of theirs which is their colon button if you can see it their colon cleanser he gave me an organ cleanser as well and a mucus cleanser and he gave me some blood cleansing herbs there you go it gave me some blood cleansing herbs and iron which I can boil and make this into a tea but this product here that the colon cleanser yeah this product here the caller turns that I’ve taken off one bottle already like literally when I take this in when I take that stuff literally it flares you out like you just emptied your system and you’re what for me my stomach just went so flat like it just entered me out so I really love that so again shut up – I – like for these products of blood blood cleanse our colon cleanse our organ cleanser and new Costanza so I’m gonna be taking these while I’m on this journey sharing with you guys so yeah I’m gonna have my breakfast and then I’ll go start my day and I’ll see you guys back at dinner time I don’t think I’ll have a lunch I don’t have I don’t have much of an appetite if I do eat anything in the day I will show you at dinner time it’d probably be snacks like fruits or seeds or nuts almonds and stuff like that but I don’t think I would be anything when do you get to run some errands so I’ll see you back when I’m making dinner peace hi guys so I’m back and I’m gonna make some dinner I think I’m gonna make something quick cuz I’m a little bit tired tomorrow and I’m not really rested I’ll try and get a bit more creative with it I’m gonna make something quick just gonna make like a vegetable stir-fry so I don’t think I’m thinking I don’t need to do the recipe for this because it’s really straightforward it’s literally brown noodles and I just bought one of these multi because I’ve been losing a multipack stir-fry vegetable thing and I’m gonna like put chunks of mushrooms in it mushroom like is really great for texture if you’re a texture person that like that kind of buy it meat extra mushrooms good and I’m gonna use chilli sauce sweet chilli sauce so this is really straightforward it’s just I’m gonna boil the noodles and then once the noodles are boiled I’m gonna stir fry this season it up give it some flavor with the mushrooms maybe add some sweet sweet chilli sauce then either noodles to it and then maybe just have some salad or avocado on it’s really straightforward tonight quick easy and simple so I’m gonna get doing that I’ll show you little clips of it but I don’t think I need to show you how to do this one I’ll show you some other recipes but this was quite straightforward so yeah I put some oyster sauce in there we topped it with avocado and it actually tastes good this is it guys thank you so much for watching this is day one and I’ve got six more days to go see you in my next video.

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HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN MEAL PREP | by Gaz Oakley

if any of you are wondering why I’ve got my glasses on to remember all the facts about the nutrients I had to put them on so I could see my screen in the background they’re not for sure I promise I just can’t see very well hi guys it’s guys and welcome back to my youtube channel today I’m gonna be doing something slightly different I’m gonna be showing you how to do vegan meal prep so before I went vegan I used to body build and in my Q&A video you guys requested that I made some vegan high protein meal prep ideas for you guys what I’m going to be cooking today is full of flavor it’s got lots of protein and all the other nutrients that you need when you’re training or working out regularly [Music] I’m actually going to be starting with the main meal first because that takes longest to cook and the sweet potatoes are behind me cooking and to serve with them I’m going to be doing a nice bean chili which is full of nutrients protein and it’s really healthy so let’s get cooking that add a small amount of oil or water to a pan add one finely sliced red onion add one clove of minced garlic add one red chili finely diced I’m adding two teaspoons of cayenne pepper one teaspoon cinnamon and one teaspoon of cumin just allow this to cook for a couple of minutes before we allowed all the rest of the ingredients now as you can see I don’t want this to be your typical boring meal prep I want to get some flavor in there it’s really simple to do add 1 cubed red pepper add 3 cups of chopped tomatoes from account its smelling absolutely amazing I’m going to let that cook for a few minutes and then we’re going to add the beans and all the vital nutrients so this chili mix is being cooking for a little while now it’s time to add our beans I’ve got a mix I’ve got a cup of chickpeas which are cooked I’ve got a cup of red kidney beans black beans and sweet corn they’re all cooked and they’re so high in protein complex carbs potassium calcium they’re just really good for when we’re working out and they repair the muscles really well so you want to as much of these into your diet when training as you can just get those in just to bring out some of the flavors I’m adding a pinch of sea salt that’s basically the chili done is so simple I’ve slightly tweaked my actual chili recipe just to make it easier for you when you’re making your meal prep on the weekends ready for the week it’s got all the right all nutrients in there that we need for when we’re training so let’s get on to the next dish so as I say guys I’m doing everything a bit backwards but just to make sure that I cook this efficiently and quickly because you don’t want to be cooking for a long time on the weekend you just want to get your meals done I’m ready for the week basically so for breakfast I’m going to make a really simple porridge which you can add milk to in the mornings whenever you just warm it up in the microwave or you warm it up on a hob whatever you like but I’m gonna make sure there’s lots of flavor in there and lots of nutrients in there and it’s just really simple so grab yourself four containers I’m going to be making four of each course so it wouldn’t be porridge without the porridge oats I’ve got gluten free porridge oats and I’m just going to do a cup in each one after all breakfast is the most important meal of the day you want to start your day right and get some good complex carbs and slow-releasing carbs so that’s what these oats are perfect for check on the chili every now and then just give it a little mix it’s looking perfect I’m going to flavor the porridge with some raw cacao powder which is full of antioxidants really good for the blood and it’s a aphrodisiac whatever that is I’m joking I know what is so the idea behind the breakfast is you just add your milk almond or soya give it a stir and get it into a saucepan or in the microwave and it’ll be perfect every time I recommend adding a cup of milk to this and it’ll be perfect porridge next in I’m gonna be adding some mixed nuts I’ve got some coconut some cashew nuts some walnuts hazelnuts a bit of everything really nuts a pack full of protein really good calcium they’re just super foods in general good fats as well which is what we need when we’re training next I’m gonna be adding a tablespoon of hemp seeds great for your skin your hair also high in protein as well next I’m gonna be adding around about a tablespoon of chia seeds to each one these are literally energy food apparently ancient warriors used to have a little pouch on their belts before going into war and the user munch on a table spoon to give them energy in battle I do recommend added some dried fruit or fresh berries just bring them along separately and just mix them in before eating your breakfast make sure you have a couple of bananas with your breakfast it’s always nice setting out like this at the start of the week bananas again great sugars perfect energy food so that would be my breakfast so guys the next meal is a light lunch which can be served hot or cold I always like to have one meal that I need to warm up so for example the chili and one meal that I can eat on the go which is cool or you can warm it up as well I’m gonna be doing some quinoa which I’m going to add some amazing flavors to I’m gonna make it a lemon and herb quinoa and also serve it with some grilled piri-piri tofu but if you don’t want to use tofu or soy products I recommend serving this dish with some falafel and really to check out my falafel and flatbread video because this works really well and it’s packed full of protein and good nutrients as well but I actually have the most amazing falafel recipe in my book so make sure you pre-ordered that on Amazon it’s vegan 100 or just typing gas Oakley and you can pre-order it now it will be out very soon back to the lunch I’ve got my quinoa here I cooked it off and I’ve got four cups in total that’s a cup for each dish and quinoa is so good for repairing or building muscles because it contains all of the essential amino acids which is vital for when were building muscle or repairing muscles so we need to get this in when we’re training so first up I’ve just preheated this griddle pan behind me and when it’s hot I’m gonna start grilling tofu but first up let’s mix together our quinoa I’m going to add the juice of one lemon squeeze it through your hands so you don’t get any of the pips in as you can see I have a mix of quinoa here I’ve got the red and just the white as well I’ve just steamed this really simple to cook it only takes about 10 minutes so into my quinoa I’m just adding some mixed herbs I’ve just got a mix of thyme parsley and basil add whatever you like chives are really good as well just roughly chop it as I said this meal I recommend having it cold it’s good to have an option of a cold dish especially if you can’t get to a microwave it’s all about getting some really nice flavors into the quinoa it’s got all the nutrients in there you just need to add some nice flavors I’m also going to add a cup of chickpeas just to get some extra protein I just love chickpeas as well it makes it a bit more substantial really smells amazing you don’t have to add salt but I add a little bit of salt to bring out some flavors give that a stir around make sure everything is well incorporated and let’s get on with the grilling of the tofu I’ve just pre-marinated this tofu in some of my piri piri sauce if you want the recipe go to my skewers video that that just transforms the tofu into something really really flavorsome tofu is great source of protein and really good source of calcium as well so let’s grill these and add them to the dish the quinoa add some oil to your griddle pan if you don’t want to add oil just put them on a lined baking tray and cook them in the oven 180 degrees Celsius for about 15 to 20 minutes whilst the tofu is grilling behind me I’m just going to dish up the quinoa into the bowl and just add around a cup into each one I only like to make four of everything because after four days really you don’t really want to be eating it all the flavors would have gone and everything just doesn’t taste as good really they look really tasty the griddle might add some great flavor and just transform the bland tofu once they are done we will add them to the pots and then we will get on with the final dish they won’t be much longer around about three to four minutes on each side add two slices of tofu to each dish so I’m just adding the last at the tofu to the lunch meal and I recommend when the tofu is cool then add in some spinach but to speed things up I’m gonna add it for you guys now and spinach is literally essential to good health really I eat so much of spinach so I’m just gonna add a handful to each meal I’m also going to add some cherry tomatoes to the dish which are really high in vitamin C and just add another nice color to the dish I hope these meal prep ideas really help you out because they’re really good to make at the start of your week and feel free to sit a love them to your tastes but this is what I would generally eat I’ve had the time to Train I am going to get back into it soon I miss having a little bit of size to me so I’m adding some sliced red cabbage dark pigmented foods such as red cabbage and things like berries work to add more oxygen to the blood and are also anti-inflammatory so the chili is basically done it’s been on the stove for about 10 to 15 minutes and I’m going to get my sweet potatoes out of the oven which I’ve just baked now you can mash you can just peel them or you can just slice them up with the skin on do whatever you want with the sweet potatoes are you’d like to use sweet potatoes because they are great full of vitamin C they’re really how healthy vegetable they’re a lot better than general white potatoes but what I will say if you are training and you want to put weight on I recommend eating white potatoes over sweet potatoes but these are a lot healthier so I’m getting my 4 containers out and I’m just going to prepare these sweet potatoes I just like to chop off the end and open them up as I said you’re welcome to peel these I don’t mind the skin it actually is full of flavor and sweetness I just open it up like that and I’ve got 6 in total so I’m gonna add one and a half to each meal sweet potatoes have too many positives to mention and look at the range of colors we have already it’s just making sure that we’re eating the rainbow and getting loads of nice nutrients into our body and before I add the chili over the top of the amazing sweet potato I’ve got a little recipe for you which is really flavoursome and you can use it in loads of other dishes only making creme fraiche or sour cream which works really well with the chili and it helps cool it down slightly and it’s made from cocoon Utz which are again full of protein and really good for us in this Ninja Cup I have half a cup of soaked cashews and to it all I’m going to add is 1/2 a cup of water I may need to add a little bit more water but we’ll see how this is if you just rolled the lemon like this or will release some more of the juice and I’m going to add the juice of half a lemon because after all we want it to be like sour cream or creme fraiche we need to make it we need to get that lemon in basically to get some acidity into it just squeeze it for your hand add a pinch of salt pop your lid on and blitz it up on a high speed and there we have it is our creme fraiche done simple as that just adds a little coolness to our chili it will thicken up once you refrigerate it it’s just quite warm because it’s been in the powerful blender you need to make sure you blend it long enough so that it gets really really smooth I’ll just pop that aside and then we’ll get it on top of the chili right the Chili’s done and smelling really really nice you saw how quickly it was to make and how stress-free it is and just look at that how beautiful that looks packed full of flavor smells absolutely incredible before I add it to the containers I’m going to add some beautifully cooked broccoli which I’ve just steamed these little trees are actually full of protein believe it or not and they’re also a great source of vitamin K and iron which is essential for a vegan diet so simply get our lovely bean chili over the top of our sweet potato make sure you get a decent amount in there I try to aim for around a cup but the chili just so you know that you’re getting lots of the flavors and nutrients into it and look there’s even some left for your evening meal the day of making this lastly to the dish I’m going to add some ed-a-mommies’ round about a handful in each one these are so high in protein and they’re really flavorsome as well they’re actually soybeans so if you don’t want soy beans just leave them out add something like kale that would work perfectly as well also on top I’m going to add our little creme fraiche I recommend leaving the Chile cool down slightly before adding this I just want you to see the finished dish just for you to squeeze over a wedge of lime I recommend having some avocados in the fridge which you can just cut when you’re about to eat the meals they add some great fats and also some protein so get some avocados in with the chili as well just don’t put them in ahead of time because they’ll go dark and horrible I also like to stay hydrated of course you need lots of water when you’re training so snacking on some watermelon is great is so healthy for you as well but make sure you have big bottles of water that you can drink throughout the day so I’m just going to slice up this watermelon into some nice chunks you can slice this up smaller but I like having a big chunk to take with me wherever I am I go in and bite on it so guys there’s my meal prep done I’ve just got some sweet treats so I’ve got my salted caramel bars that I made in a previous video they’re full of fiber because they got loads of dates in there actually antioxidants because of the Ward chocolate and lots of nuts of course so I’m going to get one of these in each of these containers here and this is a nice snack or if you feel like a sweet treat that’s also healthy I recommend having one of those cherries they’re actually a really good food to eat after working out because it’s a dark fermented fruit again and they get lots of oxygen in your blood but you need after working out it helps repair your muscles so grab a little handful of each of those and get them into the bowl likewise blueberries are the same so have a few blueberries and they’re also a superfood as we all know [Music] so there it is there’s four days worth of meal prep for you guys when you’re working out and training them in the gym full of great nutrients to repair our muscles and to keep us for throughout the day it’s all gluten free it’s all healthy and yeah there’s some options for you there I’ll definitely be doing one of these videos again I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did I’m actually going to go to the gym now and test out some of these meals I’m sure they all taste amazing thank you so much for watching make sure you pre-ordered my book vegan 100 on Amazon please like share comment most importantly please subscribe and if you want to be part of the notification gang hit the bow see you’re the first one to know about my new videos thank you so much for watching and enjoy working out and eating my meals [Music]
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BUDGET FRIENDLY VEGAN GROCERY GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS / Vegan Grocery Haul

Whoa do you see all the vegan food here? Hello everyone it’s rose and welcome back to cheat lazy vegan and another video today you guys is something that I haven’t done for a very long time which is a grocery haul but it’s not just a grocery haul this is going to be a grocery guide for anyone that is new to veganism or is interested in transitioning into a vegan or anyone that’s just interested in a more plant-based lifestyle in general I know that this is vegan uary at the moment which is when people go vegan for the month of January and so there may be a lot of you that are very new and kind of overwhelmed with this lifestyle so I hope that this video is of help to you I have tons of recipe videos on this channel that are simple and easy and affordable to show you guys the vegan lifestyle is really not that difficult if you plan it properly and if you kind of are going into it with a little bit of research a little bit of knowledge so I’m hoping that this video can provide you with a little bit of that I actually have done a video like this a few years ago when I kind of first started my youtube channel and it’s actually very relevant today so if you want to watch this video and the older one both might be helpful to you I actually filmed that one in the UK when I used to live in London so if you aren’t living in the UK maybe that’s more relevant to you now I live in Canada so yeah all of these products that I purchased are from just one big grocery store meaning I did not go to a Whole Foods I did not go to a natural food store of any sort I just went to a plain old big grocery store I just want to remind you guys that you don’t need to shop at Whole Foods you don’t need to shop at Planet Organic of course those places are great and wonderful for a lot of things but the majority of the time I just show up at a regular grocery store you don’t need to go to those expensive stores to maintain a few can lifestyle so yeah I’m just going to go ahead and show you guys everything I got I’m also gonna go through how much everything costs at the very end so I hope you guys enjoy alright everyone here are the groceries lined up on my island here I’m standing on my stool so hopefully this cheap stool from Ikea will not break wish me luck hi this is totally old school cheap lazy vegan style I’m excited I’m gonna show you guys everything here I’m gonna go through everything and I’m also going to tell you in the end how much everything costs so you get an idea of vegan food costs spoiler alert it’s really not expensive to shop vegan anyways let’s get started alright I’m gonna start in this left corner here and these are kind of my grains I kind of arranged it in the best of my ability so bread really important a lot of people think bread is not vegan friendly that’s just not true a lot of bread especially store-bought bread like this is vegan friendly just make sure you check the ingredients list but most of the time it is actually big and friendly so I always like to get whole-grain just because it’s a little bit healthier so yeah we also have some pastas again people think pasta is not vegan friendly most of the time it is guys just make sure again check that ingredients list by the way if you’re new vegan and you’re confused at the ingredients list if it says may contain when it says may contain it is an allergy issue for example they may have produced this in a factory that also produces something that contains eggs so it doesn’t mean that the end product contains eggs they’re just basically covering their basis by telling people ok we do produce eggs in the same factory so if it says may contain eggs or may contain milk you’re still good to go unless you are actually allergic I still purchase things for example this thing says may contain eggs but it doesn’t actually contain eggs so to me that’s vegan lasagna noodles oven ready I love lasagna I love making lasagna it’s one of my favorite things to make especially for non vegans because it always forgetting tastes so good so I do have a recipe on this I seriously I need to do another lasagna recipe video because I feel like there’s so many ways to make a delicious vegan lasagna we also have some whole-grain spaghetti so yeah pasta bread usually vegan friendly ok right guys I bought some sushi rice because I wanted to make sushi so rice is very different depending on the brand that you buy depending on the kind this is sushi rice it’s basically like Japanese rice Japanese or Korean rice is gonna be stickier and that’s the kind of rice I like so yeah this is gonna be white rice I normally like to just eat brown rice but for sushi white rice is good noodles yay this is so convenient this one comes in a four pack which makes me very happy oh da noodles are so convenient especially this kind that is already precooked it literally takes like not even 2 minutes to cook up it’s cheap it’s super quick it’s so good oh my god I love you don’t know so much honestly this is like the cheap lazy vegan it’s a staple it’s really good to have especially for the days when you get lazy I always like to prepare for those days when I don’t want to cook when I just want something really quick and new da noodles are gonna be great okay rice is wonderful but it takes a long time to cook ludo noodles not so much literally you can make a meal in less than 10 minutes with uno noodles all right so this is kind of miscellaneous I’m just gonna show you guys I got two things of nori sheets these are roasted seaweed sheets this is great for sushi guys so if you want to make sushi rolls nori sheets are so delicious and they’re really really great you can also like cut them up into like little pieces and just put them on top of your rice stuff like that all right let’s move on this way I’ve got tofu you guys know I love tofu my store was out of extra firm tofu I don’t know why or the brand that I normally use so this one is medium firm tofu I have a full video where I talk about tofu so I’m gonna link that down below if you guys are interested in everything there is to know or at least everything that I know about tofu I’m not like a tofu genius but I love tofu so much so yeah this is my laughs and if you buy these most of the time these packages as long as you don’t open them they do last a really long time in the fridge so just check the expiration date like this one expires end of January so I still have like almost a month to consume this once you open it up though it only lasts like a few days in the fridge so that’s one source of vegan protein a lot of people wonder about the in protein so let me go through my other sources of vegan protein here so we’ve got different kinds of beans and lentils so we’ve got black beans we have kidney beans and we also have green lentils these are canned which means they are just ready to eat or can literally just open them up and eat it okay so I love having canned beans and lentils in stock so that again for those days when I don’t feel like doing anything and I don’t feel like cooking and I just want a meal in 10 I have it just ready to go but sometimes you have extra time and that’s why dry beans come in handy these are dry chickpeas you can’t eat these okay these are dry you have to cook them first so first you want to soak it for about eight hours if not longer and then you cook it on the pot with tons of water let it come to a boil and then once it comes to a boil you want to turn that down to a simmer and let it simmer for like almost an hour or until they are really really soft okay so they’re gonna like double in size compared to what you can see here the reason why I want both is because generally dry beans tend to be cheaper so if you’re looking to save money or if you eat a lot of beans it’s actually really good to have dry beans that you cook in bulk and you can actually freeze them I would portion them out and freeze them that’s what I do quite often so that whenever I’m ready to eat them it’s pretty much like having canned means I’m ready to eat them take them out heat them up and you’re ready to go but sometimes I don’t have cooked beans already in the freezer okay because my life ain’t always together and that is why can’t beans come in handy these are essentials guys tofu and beans lentils these are my protein essentials love these protein sources absolutely necessary I would throw them into pretty much every single meal that I have nuts and seeds as well which I have enough of in my pantry which is why I didn’t I didn’t buy any new ones here but yeah really really really essential ingredients right here whoo Wow my my arm hurts geez okay let’s go through these so diced tomatoes that’s all in French guys okay diced tomatoes and tomato sauce I love having some form of canned tomato either dice or tomato sauce this is so handy really really good for so many different types of dishes chili if you want to make a pasta sauce if you want to make I don’t know anything diced tomatoes tomato sauce I think are really really great ingredients to have I use them so often so really good all right now let’s move on to this little area here let’s go through the back almond milk avi any sort of non-dairy milk really really good to have you’re in your fridge and you can also get ones that you don’t even need to refrigerate so if you just want to keep them in your pantry until you are ready to have it then that’s also good yeah mmm look I have two frozen things here I love frozen veggies fruit these are really really great to have for you know smoothies for example we’ve got four berry blend I’m gonna use these for a smoothie really really really good to have especially berries because I feel like fresh berries go bad really quickly so it’s good to have frozen ones to throw into smoothies and of course frozen veggies are also a must really good to have around especially for those lazy days what’d I tell you just always prepare for a rainy day okay quite often again produce goes bad really quickly and maybe you’re busy maybe you don’t go grocery shopping very often maybe you just don’t find yourself cooking enough for you to have fresh produce in your fridge all the time frozen veggies are such an essential even if you do have fresh produce most of the time which I normally do but sometimes you know maybe I haven’t had time to go grocery shopping frozen veggies and they still have nutritional benefits some people say that frozen veggies are actually more nutritious because they are frozen at that peak time when they are when the veggies are nutritious I don’t know if that is true but I’ll believe it right here we have hummus really really great vegan essential this one’s roasted pine nut hummus hummus is just awesome you don’t just have to use it as a dip you can use it as a spread you can even use it as like a pasta sauce if you’re super lazy you can just take the dough hummus some pasta dough and just mix it together maybe make like a pasta salad really really really good sauces let’s get on with the sauces I have tons of other sauces in my fridge I’ll show you guys if I have time but this might be a really long video already so I don’t know one thing to note is that so many sauces dressings things like that are vegan friendly by nature honestly you can get so many different kinds of sauces and spices and all of that stuff here we go we’ve got pasta sauce I always like to have a jar of pasta sauce just ready again for a rainy day if I’m feeling super lazy literally it’s so easy to just cook up a bit of pasta and then throw in a bit of sauce maybe throw in some beans some lentils and maybe throw in some veggies and here we go we’ve got a full-on meal that’s ready in like ten minutes so this one is sweet basil marinara do remember to check the ingredients list for your pasta sauces sometimes they do contain some milk or some ingredients that you might not want just make sure you just peak that ingredients list after a while of being vegan you’ll be able to look at ingredients list really quickly you just have this like really quick eye to look for milk ingredients or eggs or stuff like that so yeah pasta sauce always like to have in my pantry we also have some Frank’s Red Hot Sauce this is so good I’m gonna make cauliflower wings with this I love spicy sauce I love Frank’s hot sauce is so good and I also bought some balsamic vinegar this is just so I can use that as a dressing or maybe I’ll make something like other sauces out of it but yeah it’s good to have around and we also have some sweet chili sauce I don’t know if you guys have tried sweet chili sauce but it’s so yummy it’s so good on so many different things I can sometimes use it as a dressing or even to dip my veggies oh my gosh it’s so yummy I love it so much I also have ketchup body a low-sodium ketchup all right I guess now we can go through the produce section now obviously produce is all vegan which is great I’m just gonna show you guys what I bought I got some blueberries I just wanted some fruit I don’t eat enough fruit and I think one of the reasons is because I hate washing peeling fruit so blueberries are easy to eat so love them antioxidants hi laughs I got some broccoli this is organic it was on special I normally wouldn’t buy organic but hi we also got some avocado I got two avocados I think these are already right throw them in the fridge I don’t need to explain avocados do I you guys know how great avocados are already we got some spinach spinach is like my must-have green I love throwing spinach into smoothies I love stir-fried spinach I love just finish everything and you can freeze spinach as well if it’s starting to I don’t know if it’s in the fridge for a while and you’re not having it just freeze it and you can actually use that in smoothies so that’s what I do quite often which is what which is what I recommend I got two things of King oyster mushrooms and I got two because it was on like two for something and I love King oyster mushrooms oh they’re so good they just have a really good texture I don’t know something about the chew and I just love mushrooms love mushrooms so much speaking of mushrooms we got more we just got some white mushrooms here self-explanatory green onion self-explanatory let’s move on here I got some ginger I thought I would throw some ginger into some smoothies and also I love throwing ginger into like a stir-fry it’s so yummy so that’s what I got that and we also have some garlic AVI onion avi mushroom we went through that and then here we’ve got a couple of Chinese vegetables we’ve got baby bok choy which I love so much I don’t know what it is about baby bok choy or bok choy in general it’s so good pick some veggies that you really like and stick to those because you don’t have to you force yourself to eat you know stuff that you don’t like unless you don’t like any vegetable then you might want to work on it next I bought this Chinese broccoli I’ve never actually cooked this so I’m not really sure what’s gonna go down but I’m pretty excited about it and I assume I have to cook it with a lot of oil and water but probably need to google it I want to cook it probably with some garlic and I just feel like it’s gonna be delicious because I don’t know I’ve had this in Chinese restaurants and it’s good it’s yummy and I also caught it because it was 30% off and last but not least I got some cucumber I love cucumbers they’re so refreshing they’re so easy to eat so convenient I always feel so clean when I eat cucumber it’s so good I’m gonna probably eat some with hummus very soon mm-hmm okay and there we have it guys oh my gosh looks like a lot of food right alright guys so that was my grocery haul and this entire thing which is going to last me a really long time has a lot of staples this cost me a hundred and fifteen dollars and twenty five cents Canadian so that right now is the equivalent of about $85 u.s. I’m not sure what it is in pounds I will calculate that I mean to be fair the Canadian dollar isn’t doing that well at the moment it’s actually pretty bad but yeah this is 115 Canadian dollars for all of this food which i think is really good especially considering I got some major staples here that are going to last me along time for example the rice we’ve got who don’t noodles we’ve got you know lots of beans frozen veggies we got sauces that are gonna last me a long time so it’s really really affordable guys it does not have to be expensive following a vegan diet okay it’s not like I was even trying really hard to be super frugal either so I was just kind of like shopping for things I needed and it just turned out to be you know 115 dollars and again it seems like a lot of money 115 dollars but think about how much food I can make with all of this I can already think of so many different meals I can make with all of this food these are some essentials I hope you guys found this video helpful or you know educational or entertaining I don’t know if you did don’t forget to give it a big thumbs up there you go alright so that was my vegan grocery haul its lush guide of course this is not the end-all be-all I eat a lot of other things as well these are just some basic things that I do like to buy on a regular basis if you guys want to see kind of like a pantry slash fridge tour let me know because I can do one of those as well some people requested that so I can show you guys kind of what’s already in my pantry so that you can you know compiled that information along with this information and kind of figure out all the things they can eat on a vegan lifestyle again I’ve lost the recipes on here on my youtube channel but yeah I wish you the best of luck I have done many videos before that are kind of catered toward beginner vegans and people that are interested in a vegan lifestyle so I’ll link some of those videos down below so you guys can get some more information and more resources from me I hope you guys enjoyed this video if you did enjoy it or found it helpful please give it a big thumbs up and of course if you’re new to cheap lazy vegan don’t forget to subscribe for more vegan inspiration and I will see you guys in my next video bye

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How To Succeed Going Vegan In 2019!

Hey, it’s Kristin and you have decided that this January you’re going to embark on the most beautiful journey of your life you are gonna quit meat and dairy and go vegan that wasn’t crazy at all big congratulations to you for making this decision your future ancestors are gonna be very grateful for you not destroying their future or very grateful but at least we’re on the side of people that weren’t destroying their future kind of depends on how the future ends up looking but keeping it real your life is going to change dramatically if you make this change because it’s just gonna be a thousand times more awesome I’m so cringy today so I compiled a list of the best tips that I found online and combined them with some of mine that I think are super important because I know that a lot of people make going vegan a new year’s resolution and what’s important to me is to help you do this as effectively as possible and also not struggle so that you can keep being vegan for infinity for step number one I would say sign up for the January I have the website link below because they do send you I think daily e-mails with helpful information and recipes I haven’t tried it to be honest because I was vegan a long time before I learned about be January but I know it’s been useful for a lot of people so I am definitely recommending that as the first thing you should do and also if you have a calendar make sure you mark your calendar today I’m going vegan January 1st so that you can see it it can inspire you and make you feel like you have to do it because it’s on the calendar next step is to make sure you watch documentaries like cowspiracy forks over knives Dominion earthlings definitely listen on YouTube to the speech the greatest speech you’ll ever hear by Gary Yourofsky that’s a really good one also what the health is really good and I’m just gonna link below all my favorite documentaries in order of importance to me personally so yeah if you’re gonna watch something just start from the top and then slowly keep watching more and more now look into your fridge and pantry do you have animal products in there if you live alone and you have control over all of your food I would say take that and give it away you do not want to have those foods in your home because the first month is very unstable months a lot of unpredicted things are gonna happen so it’s best to just sort of remove the temptation from your home so that you it’s so good it’s much harder for you to slip pop definitely don’t throw it away just give it to someone that’s gonna need it someone that you probably really dislike also just so maybe speeds up next I would say try and get your loved ones on board friends or family or your significant other because it is a lot easier Oh Gigi no honey no because it is a lot easier if you have help and try as much as you can to also watch the documentaries with other people because then you know they kind of also pushes them to to follow this along with you so on vegan food and living I found some really good tips one of them is to follow meal plans especially if you’re into planning your meals and just are the more organized person to be honest I’m not the type of person that would do that and that’s not how I transitioned into veganism for me I what I did if you are lazy I would say since you’re not gonna plan your meals just take your favorite meals and veganize them or take meals that are already vegan that you’ve been eating for me it was pasta and just eat more of it in the beginning another thing that I would say is make sure that you’re eating enough because especially if you’re making a switch to a hell Phoebe can diet a lot of the stuff that you’re gonna be eating it has a lot less calories than you know meat and dairy so just make sure that you’re eating enough if you feel like you’re hungry all the time or hangry all the time or not satisfied with your food it’s because you’re not eating enough so either add a little more fat in your food like healthy fats avocado extra virgin olive oil nuts seeds or increase things like protein so even more lentils eat more chickpeas because those are a little higher in calories and more satisfying so that’s my advice for that and the other thing is be open to trying new things I know that until I went vegan I honestly hadn’t even tried half the food that exists in this world meat and dairy kind of keeps our dietary preferences very narrow-minded when in reality there’s just so many different foods that we could be eating their seitan and tofu and chickpea cookie dough and banana ice cream and there’s so many different plants vegetables fruits that I wasn’t eating before and there’s just so many different and new things that I tried that I really love now and my diet is just so much more diverse and interesting so definitely don’t be afraid to try out new stuff because chances are you going to like I found this tip on self.com and it is jazz up your food with condiments and that is so true for me I think that condiments just if especially if you’re like me and you’re not really into cooking and a little bit lazy with just anything that’s kitchen related and food-related condiments are really gonna save your life so find just different vegan condiments barbecue sauce and heaney mustard just experiment with the different flavors that you like and just add those to your food to make it more exciting if you’re not really a great chef so eating at home is working at it’s going really well but the dreadful time that you have to go and eat out is approaching and you don’t know what to do so the first thing that I would recommend is either download Foursquare or happy cow or both I would recommend both because if you’re not really getting any results on Foursquare then you can check with happy cow or if you’re not getting any results with Abaco you can check with Foursquare you can use those apps to search for vegan or vegetarian restaurants or I think they also show you restaurants that have vegan and vegetarian options and then the other tip that I have to give you is to not be afraid to ask your waiter what is inside a meal or if they can veganize a meal and if you’re too shy to do that just think of this okay when you go to a restaurant you’re giving people money to make something for you to eat that’s gonna go inside your body and most of the time none of us care to ask and figure out what exactly is in this concoction that we are shoving in our mouths and putting in our bodies I mean it’s kind of crazy if you think about it I don’t know the bread could be made out of yoga mats or like the hot dog you ordered contains puppy fetus you’re never gonna know if you don’t ask so just don’t be afraid ask and ask your waiter for help to make you recognize something if there are no bacon options on the menu and honestly if the menu has zero vegan options and they can’t make anything begin just ask your friends politely can we go somewhere else it’s not such a big deal for the last tip the first month of going vegan is always more tricky and I don’t think anyone has gone vegan the first month and didn’t have some mishaps or failures at some point I know for me my first month of going vegan I did slip up a few times okay it didn’t happen again but accidents are gonna happen also be prepared for that I’ve been vegan for almost five years now genique is everything okay she’s talking to the birds and you done I’ve been vegan for almost five years now and just last month I accidentally ate something that wasn’t vegan I thought the bread was vegan it wasn’t happened stuff like that is totally normal and you should not let it bring you down at all just get back up and go back to not eating innocent animals and also not destroying the planet for future generations since meat and dairy is one of the biggest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions so there’s that cow farts and that’s it welcome to the vegan Club we are a good-looking people and just make sure you enjoy it and have fun cuz there’s no reason not to you’re doing something fantastic for yourself for animals for the planet you should be happy and proud of yourself for doing that and that is it thanks so much for watching give this video a big thumbs up if you found it useful comment below letting me know when did you go vegan or when are you planning to go vegan and also subscribe for more videos like this in January I’m gonna be focusing a lot on creating content regarding veganism with advice information food that kind of thing so definitely stay tuned for that by subscribing or hitting the bell notification to get updated every time I post a new video whoo that was a lot huge thank you to all of my patrons for supporting me making these videos possible and I will see you guys soon you