After deciding I wanted to try a vegan diet for a month, I went to research tons of sites and recipes to make sure I didn’t get bored with eating the same thing. I wanted to learn about different cuisines and styles to keep my diet interesting and tasty. I came across the link below during my research so I wanted to share it here. Keep reading to get my 3 tips on finding and preparing delicious vegan meals but take a look at the link to see what apps are out there for vegan recipes.
Beginning Your Vegan Diet
Choosing to follow a vegan diet can be good for your health and it can be beneficial to the environment as well. If you haven’t cooked many vegan recipes, the best way to start would be to download an app that focuses on easy and simple preparation recipes. This is a great way to start especially if some of the ingredients are new to you so you can get an understanding of flavors and textures used in vegan cooking. A lot of beginner vegan recipes will be easy to make and may have a small number of ingredients so the preparation won’t take too much concentration. Yet these meals can still be so full of flavor you won’t even notice that there is no meat in the dish. Committing to a vegan diet can sound overwhelming, but if you slowly learn recipes and start off with vegan easy recipes, you can add on new and more difficult recipes as you feel comfortable and really start to enjoy cooking vegan dishes.
Advancing Your Skills
Once you have mastered the simpler recipes and tried new flavors, there’s no doubt you’ll eventually crave some old favorite dishes you ate before you started your diet. Once you feel confident about cooking vegan, then it’s time to step up the recipe game to dishes that are more complex in flavor and complicated to prepare. Look for apps that feature great vegan main dishes for you to make and impress your dinner party guests. You can find apps that help you focus on learning new cooking techniques so you’ll be taking pictures of your creations with pride in no time. Also, look for apps that offer features like nutritional value and portion size per person. This way when you invite friends and family over for a vegan meal you know how much to cook. Another tip would be to create some of the dishes before your big dinner party so you know how to cook them beforehand so you worry less and have more time to enjoy your company.
Finding Nutritional Value for Eating Healthy
Just because you have decided to eat vegan, that doesn’t mean all vegan foods will be healthy. Lots of restaurants and fast food joints have catered to the vegan diet, which is great to give more variety, but that doesn’t mean it is healthy for you. There are vegan snacks foods like falafel that have a lot of fat and calorie content, just as much as some non-vegan snacks. So if you are looking to stay healthy while you’re on the vegan diet, you still need to count calories. If you want to lose weight, you should look for apps that give you tasty vegan recipes that are less than 500 calories per plate. It is always good to seek out the advice of a dietitian if you are looking to lose weight. A lot of times the dietary information you get on certain foods doesn’t directly translate to what nutrients you should have and how much for your body type. You want to make sure you are getting the right amounts so try getting apps that give you detailed nutritional information but also help you track your meals and food habits. If you are tracking your eating habits with apps then you are able to stay in line with your weight loss goals and keep up the habit of eating healthier every day.
Choosing a vegan diet can sound difficult but through recipe apps, you can learn easy recipes and graduate to more complex cuisine as you feel comfortable making the process more enjoyable. You can also rely on apps to help your eating habits to stay healthy and by knowing what nutrients you need to fulfill your health goals. Allow the stress of weight loss to decrease by using apps to help you track your eating habits so you see improvements faster. Use these tips and the link above to enjoy your new vegan lifestyle filled with confidence and delicious foods.