Welcome to Bree's Vegan Life. This website is dedicated to helping people live a vegan life to optimize health and happiness! Here you will find super healthy plant-based recipes that are all gluten-free and mostly oil-free. You will also find tips and product recommendations to help you live a vegan lifestyle.
My Vegan Story
Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Bree and I'm a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. A few years ago, I started eating a plant-based diet, then I took it a step further and started living a vegan lifestyle. Read on to find out how it happened!
I first started thinking about going plant-based when my former roommate did it. We were living together at the time, and being her roommate, I was there as she transitioned from eating meat on a regular basis, to eliminating animal products completely. She really got me thinking about why people go vegan and she told me about What the Health. I eventually watched this documentary, as well as Forks Over Knives, and quickly became convinced that eating a plant-based diet was the best thing I could do for my health.
I actually tried eliminating animal products from my diet a couple of times before I fully committed. Eliminating meat was quite easy for me, but I had a hard time giving up eggs and dairy in the beginning. Like many people who struggle with eating a plant-based diet, I was worried that I may never be satisfied by yummy foods again. Since then, I have learned so much and discovered so many amazing plant-based meals. I also discovered how to make delicious meals that are healthy and not just vegan. Many vegan foods can be extremely unhealthy (which I admittedly consume on occasion), but I put a focus on whole foods in my recipes.
After about 8 months of eating a plant-based diet, I started thinking about how often I buy products other than food that contribute to animal cruelty. I realized that my health should no longer be my only focus. I love makeup and I noticed how many popular brands test on animals and/or include animal products in their ingredients. The same goes for many well-known skincare brands. I am now very conscious of what health and beauty products I purchase, and it isn’t as difficult as I thought it would be!
Why I Started This Website
My hope with this site is that I can share some tips and products to help other people transition to a more compassionate lifestyle. I also hope that with my recipes, people can see how easy it is to eat a whole foods plant-based diet!
You may notice that some of the food products I recommend aren't whole foods plant-based and could actually be considered "vegan junk food." This is because while I do eat whole foods plant-based most of the time, I think it's okay to indulge every now and then! My recipes are healthy because that's how I cook at home, but I do eat out at vegan restaurants and buy vegan snacks in moderation, and I think that is especially okay if you are just transitioning to being vegan!
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