The month of January is almost over and we want to know, did you make any healthy eating resolutions? If so, the real question becomes, did you stick with them?
Maybe we should take a leaf from Beyonce and Jay-Z’s book. The couple resolved to eat vegan as part of a “spiritual and physical cleanse,” but only for 22 days at the end of 2013. The couple looked leaner after the challenge, but it seems as if it was merely a challenge and they are back to their omnivore ways.
This has since spiraled into a different kind of New Year’s resolution, where people use the month of January as “veganuary.” According to the BBC, part-time veganism has been a trend, where people are kicking off their year by skipping meat, dairy and animal products. They justify the diet as a way to cleanse away the holiday indulgences.
Has anyone in Atlanta tried out this diet?
To be vegan does not mean you have to avoid rich indulgences. You just make substitutes, a cookie that crunches with coconut oil instead of butter, and mac n’ “cheeze” made from nutritional yeast or cashews.
As for ice cream lovers, TCBY and Silk Almond Milk have teamed up to rally a new band of fro-yo loving vegans. In August the company started selling a Silk chocolate almond milk flavor, and popular demand has brought in a dairy-free Silk vanilla almond milk flavor to the frozen yogurt dispensers. The frozen yogurt is made with Silk’s almond milk, giving those allergic (or avoiding) soy or milk a swirly cup of frozen goodness. Both still have strands of live active cultures and measure up the same number of calories as their milk-made friends.
Vegan or not, have you tried out any vegan sweets? Now be honest, could you tell it was vegan?
-By Alexa Lampasona for the Food & More blog