In this month’s Vegan Life Magazine, there’s an article about the fantastic Teen VGN organisation, which got me thinking about how many teenage vegans there are these days, and how many of them say they struggle with ‘full-time’ veganism due to their families being unsure about the idea. [ Read More… ] …
While I was paging through the March issue of Vegan Life Magazine, an article about vegan parenting caught my eye. While there are lots of vegan parenting resources around, this one was particularly interesting to me because the author mentions that she is sometimes accused of ‘forcing her beliefs’ on her kids. [ Read More… ] …
Over the past few years, the idea of all vegans being weak, pale, skinny individuals has slowly but surely faded into the background.We now know that vegans exist in all shapes and sizes, follow all sorts of (plant-based) diets and make up some of the world’s top athletes. [ Read More… ] …
It’s almost time for the next issue of Vegan Life Magazine, so this is the perfect time to talk about the most recent issue.
As usual, June’s edition was full of interesting content and gorgeous photos relating to all aspects of veganism, but this month, my favourite article was all about protein. Since I do quite a bit of exercise, getting enough protein in my diet is something I do look out for quite a bit, although I’m in no way protein-obsessed. Pre-pregnancy, I had rice protein supplements on an almost-daily basis, because they were fantastic options for recovery shakes, but since rice protein has a bit of a heavy metal reputation (not the head banging sort), I made the decision to swap it out for other things during pregnancy.
I’ve been using hemp protein powder in smoothies and continue to use rice protein in baked goods where I wouldn’t end up having a whole scoop per serving (I figured that would probably be okay, but if you have more knowledge on the subject, I’d love to hear from you). June’s Vegan Life Magazine contains a handy table explaining exactly how may grams of protein are in popular vegan protein sources, which I’ve been finding particularly useful when trying to sneak a little more of the stuff into my dinners. Quinoa, Tempeh and Hemp Seeds are particularly good sources. Seitan is also fantastic, although it isn’t mentioned in the table.
The issue also contains a nice little collection of vegan high-protein recipes, which I’m dying to try. I think they would be particularly suitable on days where I’ve done a little more exercise than usual.
Do you actively monitor the amount of protein you take in? What are some of your favourite vegan sources?
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Due to moving house and not having internet for about two weeks, I’m soooo behind with everything… but I’m catching up, I promise! For this reason, my post about May’s Vegan Life Magazine is going live after the next issue is already available in shops… sorry! Keep an eye out for the June feature here soon!
May’s issue of Vegan Life Magazine was, as usual, a well-rounded publication and there were tonnes of interesting articles and delicious recipes, mainly focussed on strawberries and sandwiches. Given my current situation, however, the article I was most interested in was all about vegan pregnancy. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been struggling to stick to my usual 100% vegan diet during pregnancy. This isn’t because it’s missing any vital nutrients, but because I’ve just felt so awful the whole time and have been giving in to whims and cravings in a bid to make myself feel better (spoiler: doesn’t work). I therefore really enjoyed reading about how another mum-to-be have managed her diet and took away some solid advice which I’ve been incorporating into my day-to-day life. The most important thing is to plan, plan, plan! During my first trimester, this advice would have been of no use at all, since I was so ill that I could barely drag myself to the toilet in time to throw up, let alone plan and prepare meals. However, this approach has been working a lot better during my second trimester and I’m steadily getting back on track. If I’m honest, I had hoped that the feature would be a little longer than the two-page spread, as there is so much to say and discuss, but maybe it will make another appearance in an upcoming issue!
Did you read May’s Vegan Life Magazine? What did you think?
Disclaimer: I am a member of Vegan Life Magazine’s blogging community and receive the digital edition for free. I subscribe to the paper edition with my own money, because that’s how I prefer to read it.