Ok, so I’m about to come at you with some astonishing news. It has been brought to my attention, that even though the ingredient list may fall under the category of being Vegan, there are some hidden things you need to look out for. Don’t make the same mistakes I did, but don’t be too hard on yourself either, we’re only human.
I did my research from some reputable resources and here are my findings.
Yes. (most) Bread is Vegan. I’ve actually been asked this question a lot and been told when I go out that eggs are used as a binding in their buns. My advice, ask the manager or head chef wherever you go if you’re not sure – better safe than sorry!
Actually, a lot of our favourite breads are indeed Vegan… and here we all are thinking that going Vegan makes us ‘skinny’, lol. Yes. Yeast is Vegan, so unless you have a Gluten allergy, like myself, you’re 1oo% good to go in that department.
I’ve attached a link from PETA to help you not stress in the grocery store. It’s a list of cryptic ingredients that unfortunately make it into our foods ‘without us knowing’, thus, making them not Vegan – beware…this list is ALARMINGLY long…
ANIMAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS LIST (includes some clothing items)
Linked below are also a few different Vegan starter kits, thanks to PETA and a blog I love Eating. But honestly, going Vegan isn’t as hard as many people make it out to be. Yes, we get plenty of protein, no we don’t only eat salads and we don’t ‘carb the f#$k up.’
VEGAN STARTER KIT – Peta
VEGAN STARTER KIT – Eating
There are a lot of Vegan companies out there, especially in the states and it’s starting to trickle over here in Canada. But Google and other Vegan Bloggers are your best friends. Knowledge is power, so educate yourself and stand behind what you believe in and what you believe is right. We’re given one body and one lifetime to live it in so take care of yourself and start to think about what you use to fuel and repair your body.