There’s no doubt that there’s been a big rise in the number of people leading a Vegan lifestyle over the past few years, evident in the popularity of social media accounts sharing vegan recipes, more and more vegan cafes popping up and greater options at the supermarket when shopping for Vegan food (which Kez’s has been proud to contribute to).
What is it like to be Vegan and why are more people choosing a Vegan lifestyle?
Veganism has come a long way in the past few decades. People adopting a vegan diet are no longer a small minority group thought to have very restricted options. In fact, a greater awareness of just how varied a vegan diet can be has led to more people realising that it might just be a few (often delicious) swaps and they, too, could be eating an all plant-based diet.
If you’re looking for ways to add more plant-based options to your diet, there can be some easy swaps. Did you know that chia seeds can be used in baking to replace eggs or that coconut yoghurt is a delicious alternative to the dairy variety? You can still enjoy a tasty snack with your afternoon oat mylk latte with a bikkie reminiscent of the ones your grandparents might have had in their cookie jar many years ago (like our Kez’s Chocolate Cream Princetons or Choc Golden Snaps)? It’s clear that adopting a vegan diet is no longer about compromise, but just about making different choices.
Many people choosing to eat plant-based only, which is often chosen for ethical reasons or as a pathway to a better-quality diet, also extend their vegan lifestyle beyond the food they choose. This, alongside greater awareness and education about how animal products are produced and their environmental impact, has no doubt contributed to the rise of veganism.
Whether you choose to try living a plant-based lifestyle or not, we’re confident that if you try any of our vegan products (which you can easily shop sorting by dietary requirement at kezs.com.au), or check out the health aisle at your local supermarket) you’ll get a taste of how being vegan really doesn’t mean missing out!
Now where is that cookie jar…