Vegan Challenged?


Feel a bit challenged and wanting to test the waters for going vegan? Asking yourself, where do I start? What do I eat now? Will I starve? Relax and take a deep breath! Get that frown off your face and relax the muscles in your forehead, please! My mother always tells me that this look causes too many wrinkles!

There are a lot of book choices out there, I have certainly been buying up a bunch, but they are not all equally helpful if you are just starting out. I would like to recommend  a few:

“The 30-Day Vegan Challenge” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a great starter! This book has more than 100 recipes, plus she covers just about everything a newbie Vegan can think about and questions you will come up against.

“Cooking with Trader Joe’s – Skinny Dish” by Jennifer K. Reilly, RD. Jennifer cleverly didn’t promote her book as a vegan cookbook, but it is! She’s a nutritionist who sure knows her stuff! I’m a big fan of Trader Joe’s so this book has been very helpful and each recipe that I have made has turned out deliciously and they are easy to make!

“The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in 15 Minutes or Less” is another good one for fast food choices vegan style! The McDougall’s know what they are talking about that’s for sure!

Anyway, I can tell you that I haven’t once gone hungry. I’ve been happily cooking with these books!

A few blogs you might also find helpful, at least I have are:

and a fun one called, “What the hell does a vegan eat anyway?” Found on:

I hope this has helped you a little. Don’t panick…or frown! You’re going to be all right!


About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

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