5 tips for New Vegans

1. Lots of things in your kitchen are accidentally vegan!

Here are a few:

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Most Breads
  • Peanut Butter
  • Most Jams
  • Amul Dark Chocolate
  • Veeba’s Peri Peri Sauce, Sriracha Sauce
  •  Schmitten Chocolates
  • Oreos (original)
  • McVities Digestive Biscuits
  • Hide & Seek Biscuits
  • Maple Syrup, Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
  • Kellogs
  • Maggi- Masala, Hot heads, Peri Peri
  • Quaker Oats
  • Haldiram’s Mango Halwa

2. Don’t sweat the small stuff

In India, if a product has the label “may contain traces of eggs and milk”, it means this item was most likely produced in a factory that uses these ingredients in other products and it isn’t in the product itself. We suggest you ignore this unless you have an allergy to any of these ingredients. If you have leather shoes, bags, wool clothes, we recommend you phase them out gradually, you’ve already bought them after all.

3. Experiment with seasonal vegetables

Explore seasonal fruit and vegetables at your local market! This will inspire you to try new recipes. There are some fantastic ideas online at One Green Planet!

4. Connect to vegans around!

Joining vegan groups on Facebook or any other digital platform. Interactions with like-minded people keeps you motivated. Stay Strong!Here are few Facebook groups to get you started:

5. Don’t judge others

If you disagree with someone else’s lifestyle choice. So what? Nobody’s perfect.The best way to help people choose compassion is to teach by action, not lecturing. Have a Vegan Cookout or treat them to a cruelty-free meal. If you want to make the change and keep your friends while you’re at it, you have to realize that not everybody is at the same place in their life, and not everybody has the same value system as yours.