Eating a vegan diet isn’t necessarily healthy. You could be a “junk food vegan”, eating a diet of soda, Oreos and potato chips but you certainly would not be eating healthy. In fact, these things are detrimental to your health. And then there are all of those recipes out there which use vegan margarines, processed oils and sugars. Yuck. Those things are NOT good for you. This is why we talk about eating a plant-based whole foods diet. This implies eating actual food: lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes, and very few processed foods.
In this article, Colleen Holland, the co-founder of VegNews, shares how she transformed from a “junk food vegan” to a “healthy vegan” and shares her tips for doing so. That is music to our ears as we strive to promote healthy eating on our site.
“I am just going to say it: vegans have a dirty little secret. To the outside world, we eat nothing but sprouts, hummus, and brown rice, but us seasoned herbivores know the truth. You know what I’m talking about—maple-glazed doughnuts, cookies ‘n’ cream milkshakes, mile-high peanut butter cakes, Doritos-style chips, caramel candy bars, and the list goes on. In 2013, there is a vegan version of nearly every dessert or snack on the market, and we can’t get enough. Heck, I didn’t even eat most of this stuff before I went vegan, but put a chocolate peanut butter cup or marshmallow moon pie in front of me now, and suddenly the world comes to a halt. Why? Because it’s vegan.[…] ”