The Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) conducted a workshop for co-op members about Vegan Eating on January 12th. We covered a number of subjects, including the AWC’s mission, reasons for eating vegan, the basics of vegan nutrition, and tips for shopping for vegan food at the co-op. We plan to offer the workshop again, so if you would like to attend please be on the lookout for an announcement.
Links to our handouts are attached here:
This four-pager addresses vegan sources of protein, calcium, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin B-12, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin D3. Disclaimer: we are not doctors or nutritionists. In this handout we share our understanding of our nutritional needs and list resources that offer more definitive and detailed information.
If you’re looking for ways to replace specific animal products in your diet, this is a good place to start. We list vegan analogs for dairy milk, eggs, butter, yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream, a variety of cheeses and meats, stuffed pasta, and chocolate. Many products include a description of where to find them in the coop.
A list of products we use often, including several vegan breads and a number of sweeteners.
The ingredient lists on food products can be pretty impenetrable. This handout notes some ingredients to keep an eye out for that may not jump out as non-vegan, like L-Cystine and casein.
Each member of the AWC listed some of our favorite vegan foods to buy at the co-op. Delicacies include So Delicious Coconut Milk Cookie Dough Frozen Dessert, Artisan Tofurkey Chik’n and Apple Sausage, and Regal Vegan Faux Gras.
So you want to eat more vegan foods – but which ones? Here are seven pages of inspiration for every meal, complete with recipes.
Piper, on behalf of the Animal Welfare Committee