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Happy World Vegan Month!

Celebrated throughout the world, World Vegan Month is a time to recognize all the wonderful things that make living a vegan lifestyle so great!

So, in honor of World Vegan Month, we at Moon Meals are dishing out some of the most popular vegan FAQs – and our answers, of course, because we’re here to help you navigate through the often overwhelming sea of information and misinformation out there.

Vegan Life FAQs:

What can vegans eat?

The more relevant question is what can’t vegans eat – and the answer to that is anything that contains dairy, eggs, meat, or any other products of animal origin. The most well-known foods vegans do not consume include any meat, chicken, fish, and honey. For more information on what veganism really is at its core, visit this page!

Isn’t being vegan super expensive?

While it’s true that the vegan lifestyle isn’t the cheapest, there are some ways you can combat the strain on your wallet. For example, swap out fresh vegetables for frozen vegetables and buy grains, such as rice and pasta, in bulk. For more tips like this, check out our Meal Prep Tips blog post for LaForce Baker’s advice on economical grocery shopping!

Where do vegans get their protein?

Protein doesn’t have to be relegated to solely chicken and beef: protein is actually a lot more accessible for non-meat-eaters than you think! Some of the most common sources of protein include: tofu, lentils, chickpeas, beans, nuts and seeds. Sprinkle some seeds and nuts onto your next salad for that additional protein boost!

Does vegan food taste good?

You bet! With plenty of accessible options and many more companies creating delicious vegan snacks readily available in grocery stores across the world, we like to think that vegan food is more delicious now than ever before. Afraid to give up your chicken wings? Fear not – there are plenty of vegan substitutes for your favorite non-vegan meals – just check out all our delicious recipes for a taste!

How easy is it to eat vegan at restaurants?

It’s Friday night and your friends all want to go to the hip new barbeque joint in town. What do you do? What can you order? Luckily, there are usually a few vegan-friendly options on most menus: think salads, pastas, roast vegetables, etc. Your best bet is sticking to the vegetarian side of the menu, and omitting any ingredients that don’t fit into the vegan lifestlye. And when in doubt, choose a local vegetarian or vegan restaurant instead!

Is it better to make the transition gradually or all at once?

If you’re interested in going vegan, you certainly don’t need to go totally vegan all at once. Take your time and do your research and see if it’s something that fits your lifestyle. While it’s different for everyone, if you’re just starting out, we suggest switching a few of your normal meals a week with vegan meals: that’s how the Make the Switch Tour was born, after all!

To celebrate World Vegan Month, stop by your nearest Jewel-Osco and pick up a Fiesta Wrap in the grab-and-go section for a quick and easy vegan meal!

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