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Things I love As a Vegan

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This page is not providing you with personalized medical or dietary advice. Always talk to your doctor before you add a supplement and/or make any major dietary changes. Read our Disclaimers for additional details.

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Resources Vegans May Find Helpful

  1. Our Plant Based Diet Books Article – If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for? In this article, 7 Dietitians share books they found helpful – from nutrition on a plant based diet for tiny tots to vegan nutrition for adults, resources for RDs, and of course, cookbooks! Check it out here.
  2. Veganhealth.org – A resource that really goes into detail about various topics related to vegan health (for example, vitamin B12, protein, etc).
  3. Vrg.org – This educational site explores topics related to not just vegan, but vegetarian diets as well.
  4. Plantbasedjuniors.com – Information for a predominantly plant based pregnancy, infant, and toddler nutrition.
  5. Veganbariatricdietitian.com – A resource for vegans who have had bariatric surgery.
  6. Cronometer (affiliate link*)- A food/nutrient tracking app that provides data on a plethora of nutrients. They have both a free and paid (gold) plan!
  7. Surgeactivism.org – Learn about vegan philosophy, and learn why many vegans avoid certain activities, products, and food.
  8. Foodispower.org – A vegan food justice organization that speaks on topics related to issues in the food industry, the environment, and more.

Products I Like and Use as a Vegan

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1. A High Powered Blender

Surprised? 🙂

While you certainly aren’t required to have a blender as a vegan, it sure helps because you can make so many delicious vegan sauces, smoothies, nut or seed “cheese,” soups, and the list goes on and on.

Why not just use a cheaper blender? Well, in our experience it can be difficult to get that same smooth texture if your blender is not powerful.

I’ve tried cheaper blenders, and its just not the same! Although, if you find one that’s a good bargain, and achieves that consistent smooth texture, send me an email!

Here is the high powdered blender I love and have been using for years (affiliate link*):

2. Renzo’s Picky Eater Kids Multivitamin (affiliate link*)

Why I love it:

– 
Renzo’s states they use third party testing (something that not all supplements companies do).
-I’ve used it both for myself and my daughter (FYI: always talk to your doctor about appropriate supplementation for your unique situations).
-They contain a bunch of the nutrients that may be more difficult to obtain on a 
vegan diet, like iodine.
-In our humble opinion (and daughters!), they taste pretty good!

Check them out here (affiliate link*):

3. Nordic Naturals Plant-Based Vitamin D3 Liquid (affiliate link*)

Think that vitamin D3 only comes from lanolin (sheep’s wool)? Think again!

Nordic Naturals (and several other companies) offers a vegan vitamin D3 liquid supplement.

I appreciate that Nordic Naturals utilizes third party testing, offers vegan options, and a dropper for this particular supplement, so you can tailor your dose as needed (FYI: talk to your doctor before starting a supplement, which one, and which dose to take).

Check it out here (affiliate link*):

Vegan Prenatal I Like and Use for My Current Pregnancy

Picture of Mama Bird AMPM Prenatal Multi+ By Best Nest Wellness
Picture of Mama Bird AM/PM Prenatal Multi+

This is the prenatal that I am using for my current pregnancy!

Why I love it:

-In my search for a vegan prenatal, I found that many vegan prenatal either: A. did not contain a significant amount of choline or B. were not always transparent about testing.

Mama Bird AM/PM has over half the AI (stands for “Adequate intake”, a Dietary Reference Intake) for choline in pregnancy (which I personally found incredibly useful during that first trimester when I wasn’t eating much).

-Their customer service team was very supportive in answering my questions (believe you me, I e-mailed companies during my search for vegan prenatals)!

-Best Nest Wellness uses third party testing, tests for heavy metals, and disintegration. Learn more here.

You can even see their Certificate of Analysis for their supplements here.

As always, talk to your doctor about what prenatal is best for your situation if you are pregnant or planning a future pregnancy.

Check out Mama Bird AM/PM Prenatal Multi+ here (affiliate link*)!

Vegan Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Just some ideas to consider that I as a mom thought, hey, I would appreciate these things too 😉

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Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive list of all vegan mothers day gift ideas just a few ideas of what we like or have ourselves (not a requirement!). We categorized them, but some gifts may work for multiple categories of course! The content on our website, including this post is not a replacement for medical or dietary advice. See our Disclaimers for more details.

For the Mom Who Also Happens to be Vegan

1. Vegan Chocolate

Here’s my current favorite because it’s so tasty- Beyond Good’s Salted Caramel 😛 (affiliate link*):

You can find vegan chocolates just about anywhere now!

But there are some things you might want to keep in mind when buying chocolate for your favorite vegan mom. Check out our vegan chocolate article here to learn more!

2. A Gift Certificate to Her Favorite Vegan Restaurant

I have yet to find someone who doesn’t appreciate a gift card for tasty eats!

3. A High Powered Blender

Here’s the one I like to use for vegan sauces, soups, smoothies, and more!
The Ninja HB 152 (affiliate link*):

4. A Home Made Vegan Feast

Want some inspiration? Check out our article about plant based cook book suggestions from Registered Dietitians here!

Gift her the cookbook, and you got two gifts in one! You’re welcome 😉

For the Mom to Be

1. Grocery or Take Out Delivery

For example, Instacart, Grub Hub, or Doordash (anyone else experience pregnancy related fatigue?).

P.S. Can anyone tell that I like food? Or not having to think about what I am going to make? (she might too!)

2. This CUTE “Mamacado” Shirt!

Description: Shirt that says “Mamacado.” Features half an avocado with smiling face, embracing the pit that appears to be laughing (affiliate link*):

3. Or This Hoodie!

Description: Hoodie that says “Mamacado.” Features half an avocado with smiling face, embracing her stomach that has a pit who has a smiley face. (affiliate link*):

4. Nourish The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families

Written by a doctor and dietitian, this book goes over plant based nutrition from conception to childhood, and even addresses important nutrition info for pregnancy and lactation!

It includes helpful charts, discuses supplements, includes recipes, and even has some sample meal plans.

I found this book extremely helpful (I have one plant based daughter, and another on the way!) and can’t rave enough about it.

For The Vegan Cat or Dog Mama

1. A Gift Certificate for the Groomer

Help free up mama’s time (or, help her DIY with a grooming kit)!

2. These Cute/Hilarious Hand Towels

Especially because one of them says “If it Fits I Sits” and features a cat in a box 😀 (affiliate link*):

3. These Socks

Because at the bottom they say “I can’t Get up right now The Dog is on my Lap” 😀

4. Ask Her How You can Help!

Maybe she wants a day where she doesn’t have to walk the dogs, or someone to cat sit while she gets away. Find out, and see if you can help!

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