To some, veganism seems pretty straight-forward: avoid animal and animal byproducts at all costs. Seems easy, right? Leaving things like chicken, pork, and beef off your vegan grocery list seems obvious, but what about the products that commonly cause confusion, like honey?

Honey, a byproduct of the hardworking honey bee, is a topic that is hotly debated amongst vegans. If you believe that honey bees are animals and they make honey, this should automatically preclude honey from a vegan’s diet. But it gets especially complicated when people delve into the question of whether or not bees are animals, which is…

Look, we understand that grocery shopping might not be everyone’s favourite chore. Grocery shopping can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and expensive when you go in with no plan. When not armed with a grocery list and an idea of what you might want to eat over the next week, the grocery store might even start to feel like an endless maze to you. And if you’re vegan? This can make the task that much more complicated since certain ingredients may be hard to come by even though many vegan ingredients are more readily available than in the past.

The great thing…

The words “meal planning” may give you pause. It can seem especially daunting when you have a myriad of other responsibilities. Sometimes, it feels like it would be much easier just to live day-to-day, figuring out what you are having for dinner that same evening. But meal planning, in addition to saving you the stress of coming up with dishes on the fly, can be really great for your wallet, too.

When it comes to vegetarian meal planning, figuring out meals ahead of time can help vegetarians new and old alike stay on course. When you don’t know what to…

To err is human, to figure out why you erred divine.

Adopting a vegan lifestyle can be a challenge for some, especially since there are pitfalls when it comes to transitioning away from animal products. Considering the fact that the adjustment period can be a long one, it’s important to set yourself up for success at every opportunity.

Through identifying the most common reasons as to why people “fail” or give up on going vegan, you may be able to better plan how you can avoid those things and prepare yourself when you’re faced with them.

Here are some common…

It’s the most important meal of the day, after all

At Planted Meals, we believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Besides the scientific proof that eating breakfast won’t only ensure that your energy levels are regulated that your body gets all of its essential nutrients but also helps your metabolism, breakfast is simply delicious. A pot of coffee, some scrambled tofu, a few slices of avocado, and toast are the makings of a perfect morning.

Many wonder what vegans eat for breakfast since one’s mind may conjure up images of bacon and eggs, but the…

The name may sound silly, but we assure you nooch is something you’ll want to start eating.

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One of the most common staples for vegans is nutritional yeast. It’s so popular, in fact, even non-vegans have heard of this product before. Also known as nooch, nutritional yeast adds a cheesy, umami flavour to dishes. From vegan mac and cheese to scrambled “eggs,” nutritional yeast is one of the most versatile ingredients. …

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​Veganuary is in full swing, and it’s likely that you’ve seen friends or family share about the annual challenge. Started by a non-profit organization from the United Kingdom that promotes and educates about veganism, Veganuary has become so popular that even businesses like Costco have been promoting the event. The organization reports that in 2020, over 400,000 individuals participated and they estimate that this represented the CO2 equivalent of 450,000 flights and the lives of more than a million animals.


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The holidays are coming up, and no matter who’s part of yours, many families are all about traditions when it comes to Christmas. Though these may differ from family to family, chosen or otherwise, many of them most likely surround food.

It can be tough for vegans during the holiday season since most holiday feasts heavily feature animal products, especially if they’re new to the lifestyle. …

It’s that time of the year — we’re cozying up inside more, the atmosphere’s a little more festive, and there’s nothing quite like freshly baked goods from your own oven. You might have already started some quarantine baking earlier this year, but now’s the time to turn up the festive flavours!

​In a past life, Head Chef Natalie was a big-time baker and even had a small home business making cakes and cupcakes for friends and family. This is one of her favourite recipes that she revisited this year and was delighted to find it tasted just the same veganized…

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When you’re new to the world of veganism, things can seem a little overwhelming. There’s a lot to learn, many old habits to shed, and a list of things to look out for when it comes to things you can eat and products you can buy. Feeling overwhelmed is completely normal, but don’t let it scare you.

At its core, being vegan follows one very simple tenant: avoid consuming products derived from animals in…

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