We have collaborated with the amazing vegan blogger Megan to bring you an insight into her sustainable and ethical lifestyle.
We asked her some questions about her lifestyle and about becoming vegan. Here is what she had to say:
What are your favourite vegan meals?
My favourite sweet meal would have to be vegan banana pancakes. My favourite savoury meal is either vegetable sushi or buddha bowls – a bowl full of my favourite foods: sweet potatoes, rice, broccoli, hummus, avocado, chickpeas, kale and tofu. I can’t choose between these two as both are delicious.
How important do you think it is to buy ethical products?
Buying ethical, vegan and eco-friendly products has become a big part of my life over the past three years, after educating myself through documentaries like Cowspiracy and Earthlings.
How do you try to reduce waste in your day to day life?
I have developed four healthy habits in an attempt to minimise the amount of waste I produce. Firstly, I try to buy food in bulk stores in order to reduce packaging. I also make sure that I take reusable bags with me whenever I go shopping. I love using mesh produce bags like this for my groceries. In terms of storage, I use glass gars instead of plastic containers, as they keep food fresh and can be easily recycled if necessary. Lastly, I like to use my double-insulated reusable instead of buying plastic ones whenever I’m out and about.
How has becoming vegan changed your lifestyle?
When I became vegan, I didn’t just change my purchasing habits, but my attitude towards ethical consumption in general. I reduced my intake of animal products straight away and began to appreciate the art of vegan food creation. This has become one of my biggest passions to date (hence my page @lvlegan) and has made me reconsider my ethical stance overall as a consumer. I am now a much more conscious and open-minded person.
What attracted you to our vegan range?
The gorgeous vegan bags offered at Nabio are one of a kind. They’re unique in that they are made from sisal grass and they are produced by the Maasai women of Kenya. I love everything Nabio are doing to support these women and their families.
Do you have any tips on how to make tasty and fun vegan meals?
I believe that the art of making great vegan food is to experiment with lots of flavours and textures. People underestimate the large variety a vegan diet can provide. Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds are all important in a vegan lifestyle and making delicious food from them couldn’t be easier. The best way to make exciting vegan meals is to be adventurous with the wide range of ingredients nature has to offer, and always remember to season your food!
Check out Megan’s Instagram page where she has shares a range of vegan recipes that look and taste amazing! @lvlegan