Vegan Diet

You Can Be a Vegan AND a High-Performing Athlete

Élise Desaulniers | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada
Élise Desaulniers

Vegan athletes are grabbing headlines with increasing regularity, and are jumping at the chance to share the secret of their success: a compassionate vegan diet. Meagan Duhamel is one such athlete. In a recent interview, she explained how her plant-based diet helped improve her performance and led her to become the amazing jumper she is today.

Vegan Athletes Prove Naysayers Wrong

CBC | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Living

When Canadian Olympic medallist Meagan Duhamel's former skating partner and her coach told her becoming a vegan would leave her malnourished, she prov...

30 Things Vegans And Vegetarians Don't Want To Hear Anymore

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Living

For anyone who follows a vegan or vegetarian diet, there's nothing more exhausting and repetitive than explaining to others why you eat what you eat. ...

10 Surprising Things About Being Vegan

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Living

When Angela Liddon started her blog, Oh She Glows, more than five years ago, promoting a vegan diet wasn’t her primary aim. "I started the blog t...

SEE: Toronto Couple Adopts Pet Pig, Makes Her Part Of The Family

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

It's the stuff buddy comedies are made of: couple adopts a mini pig, discovers pig is a full-sized hog, can't bear to part with her, turns her into In...

If Anything Will Change Your Mind About Vegan Diets, It's This

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Quick, answer this question: What's the first food you think of when you think of bodybuilders? More than likely, your answer was "meat," because, aft...

Why My Baby Follows a Vegan Diet

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

For me, choosing a vegan diet for my son was a fairly simple decision. All parents want the best for their children, and I believe that the best choice for both him and me is a balanced, plant-based diet. I substantiated this belief with a professional opinion before I began introducing solid foods.

Feeling Great After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Since turning 40, I have noticed a transformation happening with my body. Joints are cracking, I'm feeling stiffness and injuries that never existed in my younger years. These have all been physical wake-up calls for me in this new phase of my life.

Why the Hell Are You Still Eating Animals?

Lacey Haynes | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

Call me an extremist. Say that I'm a hippy, vegan, vegetarian, fanatical, idealist. Tell me that these views are unrealistic and going to destroy the lives of countless farmers. It's hard to talk about eating animals without getting defensive, angry, sad and judgmental. Take a deep breath. Here are five facts about the consequences of being a carnivore.

'Why I Went Vegan:' Stories From Vegetarian Muslims

Anila Muhammad | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

Meet a diverse group of self-identified Muslims and read stories of why they choose to become vegetarians or vegans. I hope you will be inspired by what you read and consider adding vegetarian and vegan options to your diet.

When the Going Gets Tough, Get Protein!

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

When times get tough, the tough get...protein. Well, I do anyway. Protein-packed, blood sugar stabilizing snacks at the ready to power me through long days or hard-core workouts. And these little bites should preferably have the ability to be prepared well ahead of time and frozen, or be whipped up in an emergency energy situation with ingredients that I often have on hand.

Get to Know a Raw Food Chef

Erin Maynes | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Afke Zonderland is the enthusiastic chef behind Foods Alive. She has a passion for gourmet vegetarian food and lives an abundant and healthy lifestyle in Okanagan, British Columbia. When she's not busy in the kitchen, you can find her biking the Rocky Mountain trails in the summer or skiing the same snow-covered trails in the winter. Foods Alive products are hand-made in a second kitchen in Afke's home on a small acreage in the North Okanagan.

These No-Meat Balls Are Packed with Protein

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

While visiting my family, I created a fresh green pasta bowl, topped with some comfort-food-style "no-meat-balls" for added protein. I have been meaning to come up with a raw and vegan substitute for ground meat, and this was the perfect time to get to work on it, as there are often not a lot of protein choices available for me when I am not cooking in my own kitchen. What I came up with that evening, was a rustic Italian inspired dish that I know I will be making again and again.

You Can Have Your Pumpkin Pie and Drink it Too

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I am super excited about the upcoming holiday season. I am already plotting my meals for the cold nights ahead, and Thanksgiving menu ideas have been long taking up space in the far back regions of my noggin. It's nice to sip up dessert in a cup. Feels naughty and nice all at the same time, right? Well, I'm here to tell you that you can have your cake -- err, pie -- and drink it too! Just make it at home and avoid all those nasty added sugars and fake fillers! Here's how.

Quick Study: The World Might Become Vegetarian By 2050 -- What Do I Eat?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

What will eating habits look like in 2050? If scientists' predictions are anything to go by, it seems a lot more vegetarians will be running the show....

How to Make Vegan Wonder Bars

Meghan Pearson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

During a long weekend in Toronto, everything here seems to slow down, calm down, and allow for maximum staycation bliss. So, what's on my agenda? Breakfast. Well, breakfast bars to be exact, and these chewy tropical treats are just the thing to fuel me through a long to-do list. Plus, the recipe will leave plenty of leftovers to pack for the road, and snack on all week long!

Quick Study: Should Kids Take On Vegan Diets?

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...

Yoga Mama

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

My doctor told me told me to enjoy every moment of my pregnancy and I wondered silently how I was supposed to enjoy the lingering nausea and epic exhaustion. After about a week of teaching and practising yoga, I noticed a huge difference. I felt fit, I felt strong, and I felt happy.

Fabulous Fall Recipe: Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Candice Schreiber | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living
Candice Schreiber

Fall is upon us and some delicious and nutritious produce is coming into season.This tasty, fall-inspired vegan recipe is a great way to get these nutrient-dense foods into your diet.

Vegan Diet: Being a Healthy Herbivore

Candice Schreiber | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living
Candice Schreiber

When I announced I was making the change over from vegetarian to vegan I got a lot of questions about my diet: Where will you get your protein? What about your iron? And B12? So all of this started me thinking, where might I get these nutrients?