Do Vegans Eat Eggs – A Real Quandary For Some
One of the many questions people ask when they begin to consider starting a vegan lifestyle is, ” Do vegans eat eggs ?”.
Today, more and more people are trending toward starting a vegan lifestyle.
In the beginning of this change, many new comers become frustrated and develop rather negative feelings over trying to figure out what they can and cannot have, as well as the lifestyle they will, more than likely, have to give up.
One of the most important steps when starting out, is understanding why vegans don’t eat eggs or any other animal derived products. Once they begin to understand, then they’re left trying to figure out what to replace their everyday ingredients with, such as eggs!
When you’re first starting out, it can be difficult; even frustrating, having to make the changes you need for your body to heal, but with a positive attitude and a plan in place, it will become your new reality, and it will become very rewarding.
“What’s it going to be – vegan, vEGGan, or vegetarian?”
Some people need to gradually move toward change, while others can just dive right in.
The difference between being vegan, veggan, and vegetarian is the based on whether or not they use animal products in their daily lifestyle.
A person who chooses to become vegan, understands that he or she has decided to accept only eating a plant based diet, and that they will no longer consume anything that is animal derived (eggs, dairy, or meat).
Unlike the vegetarian, the veggan partakes in this same understanding as vegans to maintain a plant based diet. However, veggans do believe it is ok to incorporate eggs into their diet for the additional protein.
A vegetarian lifestyle is much easier to transition to. They consume not only a plant based diet, but eggs and dairy products as well! The vegetarian diet would be a great place to start for those who need to take baby steps toward a colorful, healthy, plant based lifestyle that bursts with flavor.
Baby steps are a popular way to get yourself going in the right direction.
- Focus on working toward the vegetarian diet. Eggs and dairy – No Meat!
- Slowly get to where you replace everything except eggs. This would be vEGGan.
- Finally, begin to substitute eggs with foods like applesauce and peanut butter.
No matter which path you choose to start your journey to a new healthy plant based lifestyle, you will be moving in the right direction, for all the right reasons!
“Don’t sweat the eggs!”
Eggs are an ingredient that is very easy to substitute, and there are many options to choose from.
As a matter of fact, I am certain that most anyone can find an egg substitute right in their very own pantry cabinet – starting with applesauce. Applesauce is widely used as an egg substitute for vegans, but it is certainly not the only option!
Other egg replacer ingredients include peanut butter, mashed bananas, and ground flax. Most have additional benefits, other than just being an egg replacement. Take chia seeds for instance. Chia seeds are another great egg replacer, and are also listed as a great vegan protein!
I think the biggest problem with replacing ingredients, is not only trying to find something the palate can agree with, but knowing what is available to do the job. Knowing these key things will help relieve the stress of an overwhelming beginning.
Now we have a clear understanding on the differences between vegan, veggan, and vegetarian diets. As for the question, “ Do vegans eat eggs ?”, we can say, with confidence that a true, disciplined vegan does not eat eggs! A devoted vegan will search for, and use many other plant based sources of protein and will not give in to the trendy vEGGan who supports the idea that consuming eggs for protein is acceptable.
Make your choice to start that journey and give your body the break it deserves!
Always remember you can take those baby steps!
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Thanks so much! – Paula